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Ken Catalino

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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Chris Matthews likes to play clips from the Daily Show and Colbert Report.
    Yesterday he played Colberts spoof of “Friends of Hamas” an organization that doesn’t exist.

  2. brent

    brent GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Glad McCain didn’t win in ‘08…Hagel would’ve been Secretary of State!

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    Iran does not want Hagel?
    Is that not contrary to his supposed anti Israel stance?
    Internal logic is missing, the toon contradicts it’s own purported view.
    This comic makes no sense.

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago

    Thank you,
    The toon was not cear on the time factor and I had the impression of them trying to off him before he was confirmed.
    So Iran is rooting for him?
    Should they not hate him in public so as to gain support for him with American patriots?

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    The cartoonist was fooled by Breitbart reports (which also fooled two sitting U.S. senators, also gullible right-wing idiots) about a joke where someone said "unless someone turns up evidence that Hagel spoke at the “Friends of Hamas” convention, he’s okay" and those suckers actually brought the made-up “Friends of Hamas” as though it were a real thing up at the hearing. It’s a joke. The cartoonist, of course, only gets info from Fox News and doesn’t know that the story is 100% tea party garbage.

  6. terryc9

    terryc9 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Very lame.

  7. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    Red truck=GOP?

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The “bible thumpers”, can look to chapters 9-12 of Zechariah to see exactly what Netanyahu, the right-wing Zionists, and right-wing “Christian” evangelicals have planned for the Middle East and anyone who questions any of the atrocities committed by Likud and the other radicals, dating back to their terrorist activities against the British and anyone else in the region of Palestine.

    If we really want peace there, take EVERYONE in the regions nukes away, and make them stop stealing land and ignoring law, and UN mandates.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago


    Jon Stewart did a montage of John McCain decrying politicians holding up appointments of Bush nominees between 2004 and 2008 over mistakes or misstatements the people made regarding the reasons we went into Iraq. The calm reasoned statements he made, one of which was on the Daily Show, are the exact ones being used by Dems now. “Mistakes were made, we learned, we move on.” But the GOP acts as if Benghazi was the greatest military mistake made in history, despite the fact the mistakes that took us into Iraq killed 4k and Benghazi killed 4. People crippled, suicides, money lost, and lives shattered make the mistake of going into Iraq much worse.
    Mr. McCain was honest about the Hagel nomination in an interview when he said, essentially, Mr. Hagel said bad things about Bush’s war and the GOP and we’re mad at him.
    I personally think there are better people for the job than Hagel, but it’s the president’s choice, not the Senate’s.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    This is what happens when you get all of your information from propaganda machines. Saad Hariri lost his post as Prime Minister of Lebanon because he was seen as pro-U.S. Hezbollah brought him down & replaced him.

    Hariri has called for Hamas to join the moderate Fatah in peaceful negotiations with Israel & this makes him a terrorist in the eyes of paranoid conservatives. Hariri has opposed Syrian & Iranian meddling in Lebanon.

    Even so, Hariri’s only tie to Hagel is donating money to the Atlantic Council, which Hagel is associated with.

    Guess who else must be a Friend of Hamas, since she is an honorary director of the Atlantic Council?

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Hagel has said repeatedly, that he doesn’t support unilateral sanctions on Iran, because they won’t work. He’s absolutely correct. Unless we get China & Russia on board, Iran will have no trouble selling oil & bringing in cash. Hagel supports multi-lateral sanctions, which have proven to be effective, but harder to bring about.

    Calling him pro-Iranian is just stupid.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Odd that you talk about my sources, because I didn’t really cite any… unless you count the photo, which was from Mother Jones, but not relevant to my argument.

    For Hariri & the politics of Lebanon::

    Hezbollah and Hamas: A Comparative Study
    Joshua L. Gleis, Benedetta Berti
    ISBN-10: 1421406152:

    Letters to Dalia: Reflections on Lebanon and the Middle East
    Hani Soubra
    ISBN-10: 1935212141

    Hariri is a fairly mainstream Sunni of Saudi & Lebanese heritage.

    Besides her connection to the Atlantic Council, Rice is also very close to many Saudis. Those same Saudis help bankroll both Hamas & Fatah, partly from Sunni-Arab solidarity with Palestinians, partly to fend off the Iran backed Hezbollah’s influence.

    As far as what Rice does at the Atlantic Council… I assume she gives speeches there & takes part in the network of diplomacy professionals who are also affiliated with the AC. Rice’s mentor, Brent Scowcroft was a Chairman at the AC before Hagel..

    I’m betting you haven’t a clue of what the Atlantic Council is. Your sources make the Atlantic Council out to be a leftist, pro-PLO organization. That would be wrong. The AC started in 1961, as an informal network of pro-NATO diplomats. If you look at who is involved with the Atlantic Council, it’s high ranking diplomats & wonks from both parties. Hagel & Rice fit right in with the crowd. Slandering the AC is slandering many of the GOP’s foreign policy experts who are also involved with the AC. BTW, Hagel’s position at the AC was unpaid.

    I can’t say I expect you to actually follow through on any of these sources. Like most people, I assume you have little interest in the details of Middle Eastern diplomacy, but anyone with a clue knows that the allegations against Hagel are purely political & entirely ridiculous.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Please Ansonia,
    Your focus on one sentence while ignoring the context in which it was made, as well as the content that accompanied it does neither of us any service. My statement you quote was overbroad in itself, but in context with the whole reply to Rockngolfer, appropriate and accurate enough. We can play dueling laptops and cover the lies told over the last 13 years, but how does that move us forward?
    The cartoon is about Hagel and an alleged relationship with Iran. My comment is in regard to those seeking to block his nomination, and a hypocrisy in the messaging.

  14. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Unless we let the neocons have their way on this, thousands more of our young people will live long enough to collect Social Security. They helped trim the rolls in Iraq and Afghanistan — let them apply the same frugality to Iran!

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