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Matt Wuerker

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    My Senator did NOT! Not a dunce, and on the Intelligence Committee, one of the few WITH intelligence!

  2. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    My one Senator who was in the Senate at the time didn’t either. The other was in the House at the time & was a rabid war monkey. I didn’t vote for him & will make a point of reminding people about that when he is up for re-election.

    My Congressman also opposed that nonsense.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 1 year ago

    I never had any issues with going after those bad guys who attacked you guys. But why did you attack them where they weren’t?
    And please don’t say that everyone knew that Iraq was the aggressor, because we in the Rest Of The World knew that the the only meaningful physical target was Afghanistan.
    Even our Parish Priest told us that from the pulpit when war was being discussed just after the 9/11 events. He told us the terms and conditions of a “Just War”, and clearly implied that Iraq did not qualify in any way.
    That was a month or so after we had signed a condolence book at the entrance to our church. We were all so sad for the USA. I am genuinely overwhelmed right now with that recollection of the tragedy, and the deep sympathy we all had for the USA.

    But … we couldn’t tell GWB anything, because if we weren’t with him, we were declared as being against the USA.
    The original tragedy has now compounded many times by your incompetent leaders. How many Iraqi civilians died? Is there ever going to be compensation for them?
    Also, lots of your Servicemen have been affected, I grieve for that loss as well.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    In the halcyon days of yore, when a heinous criminal died before being punished, they put the corpse on trial and performed the judgement of the court on the corpse. Sadly, even this would not have availed after 9/11, since there were no corpses to try and punish.


    Nineteen Arab Muslims attacked the US, so, as the late Hunter Thompson said, the US had to randomly select some Arabs, whether Muslim or not, and some Muslims, whether Arab or not, and punish them severely in the name of IVSTICE. (Plus, some defence contractors had paid the Bush, Jr administration plenty of baksheesh.)


    In 2004, the majority of the American voters knew that Saddam was one of the top plotters of 9/11, supported by many of the Iraqi people, and they HAD to be punished, and punished severely for their crime, and they voted to fully support (almost all) those who were leading this quest for IVSTICE.


    But, by 2006, a slender majority of the voters had somehow heard that Iraq and the Iraqis were innocent, and voted accordingly (but it was a mid-term, so that vote had only limited impact).


    Again, in 2008, a slender majority voted against those who had favoured the War on Iraq (or maybe just against those whom they blamed for the financial meltdown), but President Obama had to be very careful. Once he had ascertained that almost every penny was contractually obligated to Friends of the Bush, Jr administration, he withdrew all American combat troops (but left the world’s largest embassy behind, just in case there were still a few crumbs left).

  5. feverjr

    feverjr said, over 1 year ago

    @Ottodesu

    Otto, look up PNAC, “Project for the New American Century” in Wiki. All the members of the neocon “think tank” that pushed for regime change in Iraq since 1997 are listed. They were hoping for a “new Pearl Harbor” and 9/11 provided the excuse.
    ……..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century

  6. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 1 year ago

    @feverjr

    Thanks, have heard of that before, at the closing years of the last century. Interesting that they now have an unchallenged Wikipedia entry.
    When I first heard of that group, I really thought it was a bogus conspiracy theory, it was all too absurd.
    Now I have sadly realised that it is an absurd conspiracy.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    It has been quietly reported over the last week that LBJ knew that Richard Nixon had deliberately sabotaged an impending peace treaty with North Vietnam. Even though this info came to him three days before the election that put Nixon into office, Johnson remained silent because the information had been discovered through illegal listening devices in the SV embassy. The war continued four more years and 14,000 Americans died, billions were wasted, and tens of thousands came home wounded in body and mind.
    ^
    http://consortiumnews.com/2012/03/03/lbjs-x-file-on-nixons-treason/
    ^
    Fast forward to 2003. In order to oust a man hated by his people, Saddam Hussein, the USA took evidence that was circumstantial at best – contrived at worst – and convinced Americans of both parties to go to war. The fact that Hussein was evil and did terrible things to his people is a hypocritical reason since the USA has supported people like the Shah of Iran, who – while an ally of the USA – was just as bad as Hussein and where the foundation of the storming of the embassy and our current political intransigence was laid.
    ^
    The losses of life in our current wars has not been on the scale as Vietnam, but the wounded bodies and minds coming back looking for work not being created by Congress or the “Job Creators” is a drain on the spirit of our nation, not to mention our tax dollars.
    ^
    I have come to believe Mr. Bush was a victim of trust in people who betrayed that trust. He released Rumsefeld even though Bush had won the election, and he refused to pardon Cheney’s friend, Libby, who we now know outed a covert agent for the CIA and endangered her assets/friends in harms’ way. There were no WMD’s, there were very few signs of chemical weapons, and Halliburton and other contractors made billions providing inadequate services in an incompetent way. There’s also the issue of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi deaths and good will lost to the USA around the globe.
    ^
    Mr. Wuerker’s cartoon is a bit harsh. The D’s, convinced by the information campaign of the Bush administration, voted in a bipartisan to give Mr. Bush the power to declare war if he felt it necessary. They did not give the power casually in that they VERBALLY admonished the President not to use this power without a CLEAR and IMMINENT threat before us. As patriotic Americans, they trusted their leader had good intentions and would not callously start a war without real cause. They were wrong, but they were wrong for the right reasons.
    ^
    The GOP has learned from the D’s mistakes. It’s the only reason I can think they refuse to cooperate with Mr. Obama on any point. They won’t pass his nominees to courts, gov’t positions, and are very resistant to each of his cabinet nominees. Are they expecting that if they agree to ANYTHING the president wants he will do to them what Bush did to the D’s?
    Richard Nixon was also a member of the GOP and we now know a D allowed him to keep a war going. Our gov’t appears to be unable to learn from history, and our people are too overworked, divided, and confused to respond in a way to force these cannibalistic parties to cooperate. The Dem’s, if given too much power, have shown the ability to abuse it, but the GOP has shown an ability to abuse power as an art form.
    Sadly,
    C.

  8. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    C: Your last sentence should be a bumper sticker/poster and be plastered all over this country. Unfortunately, when it came to Vietnam, that would apply to the Dems as well’

  9. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 1 year ago

    if you live to be 1000 years old, and looked back to this period, you would ask what was the point? where are the wmds? the casualties, the money wasted, for nothing.

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    10 years ago shrub decided to attack Iran just to prove he could do something better then his daddy.
    Lousy excuse to kill thousands and thousands of people, both military AND civilians.
    Oh well, at least Cheney’s company, Halliburton made gazillions of $$ profit!

  11. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    They didn’t vote for the war. They voted to give away their responsibility for declaring war to Bush-Cheney. There’s a big difference (in this case, tragic).


    My “Democratic” Senators—Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer—both voted to give up their sacred responsibility and for that will never get a vote from me.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    A lot of people knew at the time that the whole case for the war was full of holes — but too many Democrats fell for it, for one reason or another. It was a shameful action. I’m afraid we won’t have learned anything, just as we didn’t learn anything from Vietnam.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @edinbaltimore

    Hello Edinbaltimore,
    Baltimore has a great zoo, aquarium, and if you haven’t been to Liquid Earth in old town (and if it’s still there), I recommend it. It’s vegetarian, eclectic, and delicious.
    ^
    Our two party system has taken turns being “the bad guy” since their inceptions. The D’s fighting for the rights of minorities were the Dixie-crats against whom socially conscious R’s stood in th late 50’s and 60’s. They also railed against T. Roosevelt and the Panama Canal.
    Geo. Washington warned us to avoid political parties because they would divide and weaken the nation. If there is life after death, he must weep as he watches his prediction come true after all of the sacrifices made.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t know what you people are talking about. The Iraq War was a huge success… for stockholders of Haliburton/Blackwater/Xe/whatever they’re calling themselves now.
    Mission Accomplished!

  15. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @fredgold

    Yup! My Bad…oops…

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