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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    In WWII, Dresden had absolutely no military value, but the utter destruction and killing of almost all the civilians who lived there was intended to convince the Germans that their only choices were unconditional surrender or annihilation, so those who ordered and and those who carried out the bombing were heroes.


    Bush, jr said the War on Terror had absolutely no boundaries, so anyone, anywhere is as legitimate a target as the citizens of Dresden in WWII. All those killed are guilty of terrorism by virtue of having been being killed by coalition forces. So the Iraqis had it coming. As Con Coughlin said, there was strong evidence that the 19 hijackers were all members of Saddam’s Republican Guard with fake passports created by the Iraqi government. (The fact that Con Coughlin has absolutely no proof is irrelevant: every Iraqi killed by the coalition forces was guilty of terrorism by virtue of being killed.) So those coalition leaders who ordered the complete destruction of Iraq, and those coalition forces who carried out that destruction, laughing in their helicopters as they shot unarmed civilians, are all heroes who are keeping the world safe from unarmed civilian terrorists, or at least convincing those unarmed, civilian terrorists that they have no alternative except unconditional surrender.


    Had the US gone into Iraq the way MacArthur went into Japan and formed a strongly pro-US, prosperous democracy from a nation that had absolutely no experience with democracy, the administrators who ran the programme in Iraq would have been dismissed, as Truman dismissed MacArthur: the purpose was to punish the Iraqis for 9/11/’01, not to reward them as MacArthur rewarded the Japs for Pearl Harbor by giving them a prosperous democracy.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    And exactly HOW MUCH did Cheney and Halliburton profit from the “war”?
    Maybe $5000 per dead Iraqi??

  3. John Bollinger

    John Bollinger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Well said.

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 11 months ago

    Don’t forget the Liberators Greet-down!

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Debt Free

    Obama doesn’t have thousands of shares of stock in a company making obscene profits through “No-Bid” contracts to “Rebuild” the infrastructure of a country the U.S. should have been TOTALLY out of no longer then 6 months after the “2 weeks” that you think it took to get Saddam!

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    but but but bushhhhhhh. Really? Is not Obama doing enough damage in other countries like say the poppy fields of Afghanistan? 2000 dead there are on his head! But you are still playing the bush card? Really? how sad that you have to go back over a DECADE to make a joke when the “Peace Prize” guy is just as much of a war monger if not more so then bush ever was. Why are we over there again? Obama moves troops out on the time Schedule and plans laid out by the Bush administration and you loony libs cry that Obama is the greatest. But are silent on the WARS he is still getting us into! Obama is a JOKE on the world scale. Bush on the other hand had the baking of the international community. The last time Obama asked only France stood with us. FRANCE?
    But but but busshhhh man you are reaching. Anything to cover up OBAMA"S FAILURES!

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 11 months ago

    This cartoon is so correct it nearly made me vomit…

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Adrian Snare

    And, the only similarity with Japan and Iraq is that both nations contained people…..
    Radical Islam = pre war Imperial Japan!

  9. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    The Iraq War and the Afghan War were just diversions so the corporations could take over our democracy while we looked the wrong way.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @parkerfuffle

    Syria is a good example parker. Trolls are just spreading their typical bull.

  11. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Tigger

    Actually, Poppy was told by his bosses in the Saudi Royal Family that once Saddam’s troops were out of Kuwait, and he no longer had the opportunity to become the world’s largest Oil Exporter, displacing the Saudis, they told him that he could do whatever he wanted to with Saddam. Poppy, being a wimp, decided to stop from going any further, a move even the Generals in charge of the Army could not believe!

  12. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    The Iraq war cost fasr less than Obamacare and was passed with bipartisan support. Obamacare will cost more in money and lives before its over.

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @parkerfuffle

    So why are we fighting over poppy fields? I don’t get it? Obama has how many deaths on his head now? Let us start with the 4 in Benghazi! Then he lies about them! Just like he LIES about everything he does in the Middle east. He is a JOKE! The other Nations laugh at us for him being our “leader” from behind.

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Michael,

    Another good one, except:

    MacArthur was not dismissed because of his policies and government of Japan. He was dismissed because of his public statements regarding the war in Korea, which disagreed with Truman’s policies. Basically MacArthur forgot that the POTUS is commander-in-chief of the US military rather than any general or admiral.

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @masterskrain

    Here is Bush I’s explanation: Was he wrong? You decide. Note the date of publication…

    Excerpt from “Why We Didn’t Remove Saddam” by George H. W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft, Time (2 March 1998):

    While we hoped that popular revolt or coup would topple Saddam, neither the U.S. nor the countries of the region wished to see the breakup of the Iraqi state. We were concerned about the long-term balance of power at the head of the Gulf. Trying to eliminate Saddam, extending the ground war into an occupation of Iraq, would have violated our guideline about not changing objectives in midstream, engaging in “mission creep,” and would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible. We had been unable to find Noriega in Panama, which we knew intimately. We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq. The coalition would instantly have collapsed, the Arabs deserting it in anger and other allies pulling out as well. Under those circumstances, furthermore, we had been self-consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-cold war world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the U.N.’s mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the U.S. could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land. It would have been a dramatically different—and perhaps barren—outcome.

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