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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    And by that, he means that he’s upset Hagle might not roll over on command like the lap dog Israel expects us to be. If you don’t blindly support Israel in everything they do, you’re anti-Israel and probably anti-Semitic.

  2. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    Israelis , like us, are not all of a single mind. Let’s do some polling in Israel and see if it’s okay to appoint our Presidents choice. **

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    Last I checked we are the United States of America. Not Israel. They can defend their own damn interests and if their claque here doesn’t like it then they should be exposed as traitors to America.

  4. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 4 years ago

    Another fact-free cartoon. Israel’s response to Hagel’s nomination is “So?”

  5. brent

    brent GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s about damned time we have someone in authority who doesn’t kowtow to the Israeli lobby. What on earth do we owe them?

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Time to step back and turn Israel loose. Let them protect themselves, make their own decision as to when and where the build and how they retaliate for rocket attacks.

    Besides, it would be good for our economy. Think of all the weapons sales, and if you confiscate all the automatic weaposn here in the USA you can resell them to the them, LOL.

  7. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    Sooo, We have allies who spy on us? Why?

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Israel is not our only ally over there. That’s the problem with the attacks on Hagel — they’re simply not based in reality. People who know for certain that Israel’s actions are all holy and good, and that all other middle-eastern countries (including Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey, presumably?) are evil, shouldn’t be making calls on this topic. Hagel criticized Israel for taking land from Palestinians that will make it impossible to create a two-state solution. But any rational person would agree with Hagel on that one. Without a two-state solution, Israel can never allow all of its residents to vote, or Palestinians would have a majority. Without allowing its residents to vote, it will never be a democracy. How can we continue to support a country that is doing its best to become the new South Africa?

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    I do not claim the religion, but I was born into a Jewish family. I speak for one person, and one person only, but I will tell you why I voted for Obama: I voted against Romney. I am not a one-issue voter; I find that voting on one issue only brings representatives who have vastly different views on other issues, and am not willing to compromise. I prefer to look at the big picture, rather than just one narrow subject.

    Not every Jew agrees with everything Israel does or wants to do. Israel is being impractical and is hurting itself by initiating settlements. Also, due to population trends, soon Jews will be a minority in Israel.

    Although I understand that Israel has compromised much more and much more often than the Palestinians, and although we should all accept the fact that these people are indeed not refugees, as the state of Jordan was created for the Palestinians in 1948 at the same time Israel was formed, I see no other course for Israel than to allow a Palestinian state. This will give the Arabs one fewer indefensible reason for making trouble. It will also preserve the Jewish state that Israel wants to continue to be.

    US support for Israel, it appears, has two unrelated reasons. One is to have a base for our military, as it is much less likely that we will go to war with Israel as with any other nearby country, so our bases are more secure and accessible. The other is so Fundamentalist Christians can maintain one piece of the puzzle that they believe will lead to the Rapture. Notice that neither of these reasons has to do with protecting a country’s individual sovereignty, but America has often been a “what’s in it for me?” society, as most of these posts prove.

    I would very much have liked to vote for John Huntsman. He’s educated, reasonable, articulate, and has been Governor of Utah and Ambassador to China. He speaks fluent Mandarin, and I believe this to be a necessary asset to anyone who wants to/has to negotiate with the Chinese. Alas, he believes in science, and does not think that every abortion is wrong under any circumstances, so he was squeezed from the Republican field way early.

    As for Romney, so many reasons why he was a truly poor candidate…and I’ve been wordy enough already. But let’s use just one example: “Corporations are people, my friend.” This quote tells me that when it’s his turn to appoint a Supreme Court justice, we can expect even more idiocy in their future decisions. This country has enough problems.

    I obviously still come by the site, but at this point I am content to answer direct questions if I have enough knowledge to help. Hope this helped you understand at least one possible answer to the question you posed.

  10. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s not “THE UNITED STATES OF ISRAEL”, after all. Time to put America first and rein in our so called ally who attacked our ship in the Mediterranean during the last Arab/Israeli conflict.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Isreal is our only NUCLEAR ARMED “ally” over there, and is also the only “ally” over there to fire upon U.S. Navy vessels in an act of war.

    It is NOTISRAEL”, it is Likud, AIPAC, and Netanyahu depending on all Americans to see themselves as Israeli, willing to support any covert, or overt, action of attack on their neighbors as OUR “defense”.

    We took action on Kosovo, and suppressed genocide practiced by Serbia, even when neither side were exactly “saints”. It is time we STOPPED passing on everything a MINORITY of Israelis actually support.

    There are many “minorities” in the world we give little or no defense to. We, and yes, the U.N. were slow to do anything in Rwanda, and other places.

    Calling on rational people to thing rationally, rather than based on a twisted faith, from “the book of hate”, to support a mythical “promise” to defend “the chosen” (why ARE they one of the smallest minorities on Earth then?) is not “anti”, it is merely relying on a stronger ethic that ALL Mankind should be able to live in peace, and therefore NOT base our actions on that same “book of hate” used by Judaism, Christianity, AND Islam, as a “guide”?

    Europeans came to the Americas, and slaughtered many, many, times the number of native peoples as were affected by “the holocaust”. Only half the victims of yes, that horrible 20th century tragedy, and affront to humanity, were of Jewish extraction. We still do NOT DEFEND the Roma, or demand THEY have their own “homeland”. We do NOT see our “good Christian” friends defending the homosexuals that were exterminated (even though several were in direct service to Hitler). Our “good conservatives” do NOT support our trade unionists of today, a class that Hitler persecuted, despite the fact he took over and totally changed “The National Socialist WORKERS Party”, turning it into the SS and “Nazi”.

    The biggest bully on the block does NOT have a target on his chest, just because we might adopt a more rational approach to containing nuclear weapons, in ANY country in the Middle East. We must recognize that by population, the most heavily armed nation, ON EARTH, is NOT, some poor little kid in first grade needing defense from a nut with a gun.

    Chuck Hagel was absolutely correct in stating “the Jewish Lobby” controls our politics. It is NOT an “anti-semitic” statement, just a statement of the obvious fact at hand!

    ARABS are “Semites”. The people of Lebanon are mostly Semites. WHY do we only allow one sector of that ancient tribe to get away with claiming sole rights to the title?

    When we have a true “Defense” of THIS nation, that stops fighting wars at the behest of another, very small, nation, like well, Paraguay, or how about defending Ecuador, from oil company paramilitary forces exploiting their resources, we might be swinging a bat at the right moles.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago


    Well put. The “Jewish lobby” has at least as much to do with Fundamentalist Christians trying to get the pieces of the puzzle together to be on the fast track to the Rapture than what many Jews want.

    I can speculate about why “the Chosen People” are a very small minority. For one, they do not feel divinely obligated to reproduce. For another, as we can easily discern, it’s easy to hate a group of people than one individual within a group, especially if the group looks or acts different. If the group is too small to defend itself, it becomes the bigger target, as most bullies are cowards by themselves. This helps to explain why the small minority status, as there really is a reason to wonder if we should bring more people into a world like this. This minority will become smaller as religious differences become more tolearable to the general public.

    Many Jews do this to themselves: they will celebrate Christmas, not because they believe in the Second Edition of the Bible (With a whole new cast of characters!!!), but because Jewish kids see Christian kids make out like bandits at Christmas, and they feel, mistakenly or not, that they have to bribe the kids to keep them “Jewish”. This is why Hannukah has become the giftgiving holiday it is now; since it’s a very minor holiday in the big scheme of things.

    As an example, Jews followed Kosher laws, which required abstaining from pork and shellfish. As we now know, we need to cook those foods very well, as they can spread disease if eaten otherwise. In earlier times, the “others” didn’t follow the Kosher laws, and got sick. But, hey, the Jews didn’t get sick. They must be witches! Burn them!

    This is why it is traditional for Jews to emphasize education (which is why many Jews are doctors and in the banking industry). We learned early on that tyrants and despots can (and do) take away everything they can, but no one can take your education or your dreams.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 4 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Honestly loved your post.

    I don’t think anyone who voted for Romney, actually voted FOR ROMNEY, more against Obama.

    The only thing Obama seemed to care about (until right before the election) was increasing the welfare roles (his greatest success) and the health care fiasco that will be Obamacare.

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