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  1. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    Might I point out that the most of the fighting against ISIL is being done by Iranian backed militia groups? And that’s where they get most of their support and munitions? While the Iraqi army is running away, these guys are making progress.
    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/05/iranian-backed-militias-lead-iraqi-counteroffensive-to-retake-ramadi.php
    http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/06/hezbollah-brigades-flaunts-us-equipment-in-anbar-operation.php
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/25/u-s-ready-to-back-iran-with-airstrikes-against-isis.html

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      I could post 100 more links, but you can google as well as I can. It’s a little weird when the right wing hardliners on both side want to diss their allies.

  2. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    If both sides are not totally happy with this deal, doesn’t that indicate a fair one?

    I’m just sayin’

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 17 hours ago

    Not quite: the Ayatollahs said the deal was a complete and total victory of Iran over the Great Satan, giving them everything they demanded, and (they’ve said) they’re delighted.


    And the deal will see that Iran does NOT develop a nuclear weapon. Those nations that developed a weapon without any help had at least 50 tonnes of pure uranium oxide (and maybe another 10 tonnes of pure, metallic uranium). Iran had about 6 tonnes of metallic uranium, and they agreed to ship most of that out of Iran in return for getting SOME of their own money back. So it’s easy to see why the Ayatollahs are delighted with this deal.


    Of course, US oil barons should be doing everything they can to stop this horrible betrayal of American values. Oil has already dropped below $50 a barrel, and could drop to $20 if Iran is once again allowed to produce and sell 3 million barrels a day. Our hard-working frackers will be losing money on every barrel they sell. I can’t think of anything worse than US oil producers not making all the money they deserve.


    And why should the US give Iran back ANY of their money that we ‘appropriated’? It’s ours now. Possession is 9 points of the law.

  4. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 12 hours ago

    But the republicans (and I am sure that none has read the treaty, as none read ACA, because you’re going to vote No whatever it says) don’t realize that Iran would just not sign anything that gives them nothing. 51st state, anyone?

  5. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    I don’t know if the ‘treaty’ is good or bad. I grieve because the ‘treaty’ is necessary at all.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 11 hours ago

    If you don’t know whether the treaty is good or bad, you can check what the nuclear arms control experts say. Not one of them agrees with Bibi or his GOP congressmen that it will allow Iran a pathway to a bomb: it blocks Iran from getting a bomb for 15 years. Without it, they could have one in a year or two. There are some useful discussions at VOX.
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    Steve Benen has a useful metric: can you find a single person opposing the Iran deal who was correct in 2002 that invading Iraq was a bad idea? He’s been looking, and has failed to find a single one. Opposition to the Iran deal is based purely on partisanship, not on substance.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    Republicans want Iran to make a bomb so we can bomb them.

  8. retpost

    retpost said, about 10 hours ago

    If IRAN always lies and they said that they got every thing they wanted and they were delighted ; enough said.

  9. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 9 hours ago

    @sueamarlucan

    I can agree on the second sentence in theory, in reality, agreements are needed even between friends and neighbors, (be it individuals, towns, cities, counties, states, nations, etc.) to avoid conflicts and provide direction.

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 9 hours ago

    @Rad-ish

    They don’t even want to wait for that. Just saying Iran could make a bomb is enough “justification” for war.

    The claims don’t have to be true; they just have to be scary!

  11. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, about 6 hours ago

    Republicans are afraid, all of the time.
    I believe that is called paranoia.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    @Rad-ish

    But getting nukes means no one attacks. People seem to forget that. No one attacks the Monarchy of N. Korea, or Israel, or Pakistan or India. Nukes me no major war. Even so this “deal” was forced by those who despise Iran ever since the end of the illegal Shah died in office, having been put back into power by the USA for the UK in 1953. Overthrew a democratically elected secular govt to reinstall the Shah for the empires of the West to control. The nuclear program started in the 1970’s and continues.

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