Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Try writing down the top three times you trust the government without question. It happens more often than you think.

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    Aaaaaaand just a little more irony from our friends on the Right as they dip their bags in Medicare prescribed tea.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Oh, Oh !!! My heart! I have been cut ! To the quick !! Such a rapier-like wit ! However will my poor ego manage to survive such an emotionally damaging cut?

    Probably by thinking Ms.Ima isn’t enjoying her mother’s basement and probably isn’t even a Ms.

  4. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, over 1 year ago

    @BrassOrchid

    The operative word here is “think”, something Republicans and conservatives seem physically unable to do.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    This is where the divide begins. A failure to trust anyone in gov’t who isn’t saying what you want to hear. He doesn’t trust big gov’t, but he does trust enough of the people that are part of big gov’t that he can pick and choose what he wants to believe.
    And both sides do it.
    And while legislators and their donor divide us, we ignore them as they create no jobs, repair no infrastructure, and pass no laws that apparently don’t directly effect them.
    This is not gov’t for the people, or by the people. This is an oligarchy, rule by the few on behalf of the few.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Okay, you have been unlawfully imprisoned in the U.S. for 10 years, tortured (maybe), questioned, cleared, but NOT released. Now they release you. You already payed for being a terrorist despite being not one. It would be common sense to say “Well, I paid already, lets do some terror! I’m dead on the inside already, so why not, where is that suicide vest?”. That’s why the can never be released. And the problem will fester and hurt the American soul for decades to come. Imagine Germany still operating Dachau because not all inmates have died by now…

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Thanks for demonstrating so clearly the pig-ignorance being lampooned in this cartoon. Conservatives really ARE idiots with no logic or thinking skills!

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Grated, Cheney or Reagan would have broken the law and closed Gitmo using “Executive privelege.” The problem is that Obama actually respects the constitution. He wants GItmo closed, but congress has made it illegal. I don’t see any big conspiracy here. He DOES keep asking for the legal right to close it.

  9. Chick Pea

    Chick Pea GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Don’t be an idiot. The ones who have been released (and there are a few, including some UK citizens) have really, really wanted to go home and see their families.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Chick Pea

    Don’t be an idiot. The ones who have been released (and there are a few, including some UK citizens) ..
    And how many have gone back to the battle field to kill more Americans and others? The rate is hiring then you might think. These are not some random guy picked up out of a line up. We know who we have and the are the worst of the worst. If they wanted to be treated under the geneva convention then maybe they should have put on some kind of uniform when they were killing, yes I said THEY WERE KILLING our soldiers. You do not need to be guilty in the court of law to be guilty. That only works here on our soil under our rules. They want that that kind of protection they can use our constitution.. the current administration is not using it..

  11. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    So, Matt thinks those guys were just picked up at random and sent to Gitmo. That’s the problem with liberals, they are delusional.

  12. kballweg

    kballweg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Law Professor Mark Denbeaux, his lawyer son Joshua Denbeaux and a number of law students from Seton Hall University School of Law (where Mark is a professor) took on the arduous task of compiling the information from the military reports and organizing it. Here is what the military’s own documents have to say about where these men were apprehended: Only five percent of the prisoners were picked up by U.S. forces, 86 % of the men were arrested and turned over to the U.S. forces by the Pakistani’s or the Northern Alliance. According to the Seton Hall report "This 86% of the detainees captured by Pakistan or the Northern Alliance were handed over to the United States at a time in which the United States offered large bounties for the capture of suspected enemies. " (Pakistan’s president Pervez Musharraf admitted in his “kiss and tell” book last year that the Pakistani government made millions of dollars turning over Arab’s to the U.S. during that time period.) Only 8% of detainees are characterized as al Qaeda fighters and 60% are held because they are “associated with” groups the government asserts are terrorist organizations (though only 8% are identified as “fighters” for any group). And as for the “terrorist organizations” that these men are accused of being “associated with” the Denbeauxs released a second report again using the governments own data and analyzed the 72 organizations with which the detainees are purportedly affiliated. The groups were identified by the Department of Defense (DOD) in the CSRT data, and the Denbeauxs cross-checked those groups against the State Department Designated and Other Foreign Terrorist Organizations Lists and the Patriot Act Terrorist Exclusion List (intended to be used to exclude terrorists from the United States). The Denbeauxs report found that fully 52 of the groups on the DOD list, or 72%, are not on either of the other two lists, while 18% of the groups are on one of the two lists, but not both. What this means is that we are holding men in Guantánamo because they are “associated” with groups whose members we allow to freely travel in the U.S..

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Zipi

    “So, Matt thinks those guys were just picked up at random and sent to Gitmo. That’s the problem with liberals, they are delusional.”

    Many of them were captured by Afghanis & sold to the CIA for a bounty. There were more than a few who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @kballweg

    Great post, thanks for the effort and the informative text!

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @bobwinners

    Their country of origin.

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