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John Deering

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    The message of the cartoon should not be that we should go back to sleep, but that more of us should wake up and demand legislators do their jobs of oversight with the same diligence with which they solicit campaign funds. Everyone of the agencies involved in our security is under Congressional and Senatorial oversight. Something those bodies frequently “over look”

  2. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    Go back to “seep”?

  3. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 2 years ago

    Perhaps Nurse Betty is kind-hearted, and does not want to inform the patient of the truth that US agencies are still the same, no reform, no progress in sharing intel to make life safer for Americans….because the shock might put him back into the coma.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    The FDR administration knew that Japan was planning to attack and warned Pearl Harbor, which prepared ‘by the book’ (Billy Mitchell’s trial had shown that Japanese aircraft could not damage a US capital ship). The Pearl Harbor Army Air Force was put to work building defences against an amphibious invasion.

    The Bush, Jr administration knew that Al Qaeda was planning an attack, and did everything ‘by the book.’ They didn’t want to alarm people, but every US embassy was warned to expect a terrorist (I found out when I approached an embassy in June 2001 and was almost shot). They had identified several of the hijackers, and stopped and body searched them to make absolutely certain they had no weapons and so could not possibly hijack a plane.

    I have no problem with what Bush, Jr did BEFORE 9/11. (I do have a few, minor problems with how he responded.)

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 2 years ago

    What are you talking about?

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @Michael wme

    I read Billy Mitchell’s bio after seeing the old movie about the trial. Another attempt to confuse policy with facts and evidence. Good thing it didn’t work, huh?
    I think Richard Clark’s book reflects my own opinion closest, Against All Enemies.
    Everybody makes mistakes. Its how you learn from them that shows character. Great Movie.
    @ SkepticCal – “Progressives see the intelligence agencies a hindrances to the goal of internationalism”
    How many of the conservatives in this forum have written on multiple occasions about how the 2nd Amendment is needed to protect Americans from its gov’t?
    So liberals don’t trust the intelligence agencies that are going to take the guns away from conservatives? the few who actually worry about it that is.
    @ disgustedtaxpayer – Always good to find a chance to agree with you. There has been some improvement in how covert ops function, but fighting for funding often creates a competitiveness that sets up situations like the ones you describe. Hopefully, lessons will be learned and better protocols implemented.

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    An excellent post as usual, and I totally agree as usual!!

  8. Nezih Oktar

    Nezih Oktar GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Nurse Betty will also go back to s(l)eep…

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