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John Deering

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  1. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 3 years ago

    better’n boots on the ground!!

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Yeah, let’s have another war!! It’s been years since we started one, and all the weapons just get rusty when they aren’t used.

  3. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    What would American politics be without a boogieman of some sorts to point to?

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 3 years ago

    Talk first or bomb first. It’s become THE American dilemma… on talk radio.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 3 years ago

    Wow, what an idiotic cartoon. Absolutely not comparable. We could annihilate either country overnight if we wanted to — and we completely lost what little morality we have left in international affairs. Is this what this cartoonist prefers? Bomb anyone you disagree with?

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s totally clear that Stalin used the Hitler-Stalin pact in order to build up his military. One doesn’t have to be a Stalinist to be glad that he did so.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Dang, yeah, this is awful! If The Decider were still in charge, we would have invaded both countries by now. I mean, what’s a few thousand dead soldiers and a few hundred thousand dead civilians, compared with looking weak fooling around with them diplomacy things?
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    I mean, they both possess WMDs, right? And Iran even has nucular weapons, or at least wants to, right?
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    And, they both have oil! So that right there will pay for all the costs.
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    Boy, is North Korea lucky they don’t have any oil.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Tigger: ask Palestinian refugees who went to Lebanon about Sharon and the “Sabra” refugee camp slaughter orchestrated by him, and those “folks to the south”.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Hey, they pay 8% of what America spends on its military. They`re…like…BRISTLING with weapons.

    8%? When did you join the GOP?

    Syria’s military budget was $1.8 billion in 2011.

    Iran’s was $9 billion.

    The only country that used atomic weapons on civilians spent $700 billion, so the number is more like 1.6%.

    By comparison, Israel spent $15 billion, Turkey & the UAR spent $18 billion a piece. The Saudis spent $56 billion, far & away the most in the region.

    The idea that Iran & Syria present anything like the danger of Nazi Germany is fueled by gross misrepresentation of the facts.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Tigger: ask Palestinian refugees who went to Lebanon about Sharon and the “Sabra” refugee camp slaughter orchestrated by him, and those “folks to the south”.

    Well, Sharon’s mentor was terrorist turned Prime Minister, Yizhak Shamir.

    <a href=“http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9367470/Yitzhak-Shamir.html”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9367470/Yitzhak-Shamir.html

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    think how easy it is becoming for them to get a nuke. Any kind of nuke.

    If it’s so easy, why haven’t they done it? The truth is, building a suitcase nuke is far beyond the capability of any non-state actor & even most nations. The US & the USSR experimented in small nukes weighing 50-100 pounds, with a blast of 190 tons, but discarded the programs as basically useless for their needs.

    Such weapons would level a couple blocks, not an entire city. Any nation or group that uses a nuclear weapon on civilians is probably not going to be around long enough to enjoy the ‘victory’. The terrorist threat is still conventional weapons directed against symbolic targets.

    Today’s Radical Islam is equal to pre war Imperial Japan.

    Really? Terrorists have no Navy, no army capable of holding any hostile territory. They can not operate on any sort of equal footing with us, not even on their ‘home turf’. Japan thought they could, but they miscalculated the rage of an angry Republic. It’s ironic that we used the bomb against them, if you think about it.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Got it.
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    It’s okay if a Republican does it.

  13. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Anyone who doesn’t want to see America’s young people die in a pointless war against irrelevant nations is a traitor!

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    They are in tune with Japan before the war.

    You haven’t given any proof that any non-state actor has a chance of getting a suitcase nuke, despite my offering that such weapons don’t even exist. I didn’t believe Bush in 2002, I don’t believe you either.

    It turned out the Egyptian army got the Muslim Brotherhood. Only an idiot would think they were going to invade Israel on Morsi’s orders. Given the history of Egypt’s failures against the Israelis, I don’t think Morsi was dumb enough to give that order.

    Japan was a nation with highly centralized leadership. Radical Islamists are still as quick to blow up one another as they are the infidels.

    Global terrorism is a problem, much more so in other places than here. As you sort of point out, fighting them with a uniformed army doesn’t work. Reasonable vigilance, opportunistic strikes, & in the long term, diplomacy are the only way to fight terrorists.

    Israel is a flashpoint among radical Muslims, but if Ulster & Cyprus can make peace, so can Palestinians & Israelis.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Articles about the implausibility of terrorists using suitcase nukes:

    http://www.gizmag.com/suitcase-nukes-fact-or-fiction/18506/

    http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htchem/20081024.aspx

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Al-Qaeda-bluffing-about-having-suitcase-nukes-2776832.php

    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-03-12-suitcase-nuclear-bombs_N.htm

    Any actual ‘suitcase nuke’ would be more the size of a footlocker. Unless maintained by experts, they quickly become inoperable.

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