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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    Okay, it was Cheney.

  2. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    This IS the Cheney/Bush legacy.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    Let see….. It was the Bush Administration who falsely implicated Saddam Hussein had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks. It was the Bush Administration who presented Congress and the UN with falsified evidence that Saddam was attempting to purchase Nigerian weapons grade yellowcake. It was a member of the Bush Administration who outed Valerie Plame as an undercover CIA agent in retaliation for her husband’s OpEd piece exposing the yellowcake lie. It was the Bush Administration who told the public our troops would be “greeted as liberators” and claimed proceeded from Iraqi oil would pay for the entire mission. It was the Bush Administration who sent inadequately equipped US troops to invade and occupy a nation who did not attack us. It was the Bush Administration who failed to secure Iraqi weapons depots, which then fell into the hands of insurgents. It was the Bush Administration who basically disbanded the Iraqi military and replaced it with nothing, allowing a power vacuum quickly filled with insurgents warring factions. It was the Bush Administration who set up Maliki as leader, who helped fuel sectarian violence by punishing opposing factions. It was Bush who agreed to a specific timetable of troop withdrawal with Maliki, who later demanded Obama follow it.

    Yeah, I can totally see how you can think it’s all Obama’s fault. Bush had nothing to do with any of it.

  4. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I hope Obama is smart enough to get us out of the entire Middle East . We didn’t “break it in the first place”, as many of those who advocate American participation claim. Middle Eastern society has been broken for longer than the United States has existed. In the history of that region, peace has been a rare situation, always imposed by a government strong enough to prevent people who would otherwise be shooting (or throwing spears at) each other from doing so. It can’t be any different when the majority of people would shoot each other over religious differences that would be considered trivial by anyone who had any education that involved more than one book. And, those who are uneducated are convenient tools to gain power for those few who are not, which provides encouragement to keep them uneducated ……………………………………….

    But the saying " the enemy of my enemy is my friend" does not apply in this case. Each side is our enemy. We are “infidels”, making us more “killable” to each side than the other side and going over there to interfere is of no value to the American people. We need to simply stand back, allow them to manage their affairs however they would if we didn’t exist, and maybe in a few hundred years they will work it out. Once they realize that we have lost interest in them, perhaps they will return the favor and ignore us too. Killing each other is a more immediate goal.

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    In those cases where we can infuse some actual education into the mix, that probably would be helpful— which is why they hate teachers more than soldiers. But military interference from America accomplishes nothing except creating hatred for our country, and leaving tanks, guns and bullets where they can be used to prolong the fighting. Granted, mutual hatred for America could bring the two sides together sooner than might otherwise be the case, to attack us, but that doesn’t seem to me to be a desirable outcome. Ultimately, each country belongs to the citizens of that country, and until they fix it themselves, it ain’t fixed.

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 2 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    “don’t tell me it was Bush”

    Would not do any good if I did, you have had your fingers in your ears while screaming for the last lix years.

    I do not expect rational thinking from you at all.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    Sacrifices must be made to maintain the Empire….
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    (…so long as they’re not made by those running it!)

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ‘I truly believe that we’ll be treated as liberators’.
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    ‘I truly believe that terrorism is in its last throes.’
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    ’It’s not about oil.’

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ’toon is perfect truth.

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Yeah, you gotta admire his technique — leak a ‘sources say’ exclusive to the NYT, then go on TV citing the NYT story as ‘proof’ that Saddam was providing resources to Al Qaida.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “obama can destroy America. The libtards are still bitching and crying over Bush?”

    Republicans have conveniently forgotten the Bush Administration’s roll in the Iraqi debacle and are currently pretending everything was A-OK until Obama took office. Stop assigning Bush’s blame on Obama and the “libtards” won’t feel the need to correct you by reminding you what the Bush Administration did.

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Jase99

    Ain’t gonna happen. It is in the DNA of Republicans/Fox “news” viewers to blame Obama for everything bad. There is no issue that does not lend itself to their expression of hatred of Obama.
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    For example, there are an estimated 12 million illegals in the country. Republicans/Fox “news” viewers are convinced that all 12 million have entered the country since Obama was inaugurated.

  12. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    mdavis misunderstands.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 years ago

    @MangeyMoose

    If the country continues to implode, that will be Obama’s legacy.

  14. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    @echoraven

    For many millions of us, the country already imploded in 2008. All the de-regulation of finance laws and outsourcing jobs overseas hobbled or destroyed the lives and prosperity of so many EDUCATED WORKING AMERICAN CITIZENS, while enriching a few.
    THAT is the legacy of Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Greenspan!

    (The market will regulate itself. WHAT BULL%#@&!)

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 years ago

    @MangeyMoose

    The country PROSPERED during Reagan’s tenure (greed in the 80s was a popular theme with B. Clinton), sputtered during Shrub 41, sputtered upward during Slick Willie, nosedived during shrub 43’s 2nd term and continues downward during Obozo.

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