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John Deering

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    The story on which this cartoon is based has me quite angry. Our soldiers can’t get their benefits because the DoD and VA computers won’t talk to each other but this corrupt, disloyal, egotist has gotten billions over the last decade in pay off money.
    I grieve for the women and children of Afghanistan because on the day we leave that nation, they will be thrown back into the world the way it was before we came. I grieve for anyone who is not the RIGHT kind of Muslim, for they will be punished under Shariah law. I grieve for those Afghanis who believed in us and hoped for a better life for their children when they helped us, because they will be punished by terrorists.
    ^
    It’s time to bring our sons and daughters home and to quit enriching corrupt politicians and contractors with scarce tax dollars.
    But it is a God Damned shame that legislators and PresidentS, both of them, have let it get to this point. May God judge them appropriately.
    Sadly,
    C.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    Isn’t it interesting how history repeats itself? Not that we’ll ever learn from it….

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    We paid Ahmed Chalabi $35,000 per month during the Bush administration to get intel. Whether it was valuable is open to question. We went from having him sit next to Laura Bush at the State of the Union to raiding his offices and taking his computers to hoping everyone will forget. There has been so much waste, fraud, and loss: I daresay that we have never spent so much money for so little value.

    How would our economy be today if we had just gone after OBL, tried him and fried him?

  4. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    You’re just not getting the big picture. We pay off Karzai with taxpayers’ money, he buys arms from American armament dealers with it, and American business flourishes. And that’s what governments are for.

  5. bueller

    bueller said, over 1 year ago

    And of course, the other policy issue – the poppy trade.
    More specifically, the subsidies we provide to supposedly
    keep the Taliban in check. Respectful Troll, I hear you.
    The waste and corruption we’re enabling is disgusting,
    and as others here have indicated, it’s the same old
    story carried over.

  6. bueller

    bueller said, over 1 year ago

    @bobwinners

    I promise not to bore you with my life story
    ( thus far ) but yeah, playing with other people’s
    money is fun, isn’t it ?

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Who offered what? And while we’re on the subject of missed opportunities, let’s not forget two things:

    1: Iran was frightened with how quickly we flattened Iraq. They told us (through the Swiss: Bush wouldn’t talk to them directly) that they wanted to negotiate a treaty. We had them where we wanted them. Bush, of course, called them part of the Axis of Evil and told them to go fry ice. Oops once. Of course, once the occupation was so obviously bungled, they lost their initial fear.

    2: Clinton had Carter negotiate with the North Koreans. They had plenty of demands, which we ignored. What we learned is that they wanted a peace treaty; we had promised one in the 1950s and had never gotten around to it. By that time, though, we had a new occupant in the White House. And once again, he decided to scrap that and call them part of the Axis of Evil. Oops 2.

    What else have ya got?

  8. bueller

    bueller said, over 1 year ago

    @bobwinners

    I suppose it is always more intriguing to look
    over the fence at what’s happening “over there”
    but people in West Virginia, Taos Pueblo
    and You-Name -The -Town Michigan
    could very much use those same US dollars..

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    You get no argument from me, Scott.
    C.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, over 1 year ago

    @bueller

    You-Name -The -Town Michigan could very much use those same US dollars…
    .
    Sounds like a government stimulus plan. Oh wait, that’s right, it’s the debt, according to Republicans (pay no attention to the wars on the layaway plan and tax cuts). Need to cut, go for the austerity so those “takers” suffer (except for their “job creator” sponsors, who’ve taken plenty). Republicans love to spend government money, but just don’t want to earn it, or if it makes Obama look good.

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