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Matt Wuerker

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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 3 years ago


    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 3 years 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. feverjr

    feverjr said, over 3 years ago


    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.

  5. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago


    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.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years 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.
    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.

  7. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years 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’

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years 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.

  9. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years 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.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years 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.

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago


    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.

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years 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!

  13. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    And bend over to accept a good swift kick in the ass. War mongering, whipped up by GOP and Bush, has caused so many thousands of wasted deaths.

  14. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t let the Dem’s off so easy for allowing Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz/et al to invade Iraq. Sure, the info provided was cherry-picked, but the Dem’s knew it was cherry-picked. I think they were afraid to be branded as ‘weak on defense". That’s no excuse.
    No thinking adult should have been surprised that a bunch of neocons wanted to go to war in a country with huge oil reserves, regardless of the facts to the contrary. It would have been surprising if they didn’t.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    I totally agree, Night Gaunt. Mster and you are totally correct in comment and blame.
    It wasn’t until I heard Richard Clark’s interview after the war began that I realized the depth to which we had all been manipulated. I didn’t trust Mr. Bush but I did trust Colin Powell who now says he was also a victim of lies.
    Mr. Clark said that he had been summoned to the Oval office by the President and the President took him into a side room and told Clark, tell me how Saddam Hussein is part of this. Clark began to tell him Hussein wasn’t a part of it, and he said Bush interrupted him and said, “Tell me how this sticks to Hussein.”
    By the time that story came out, we were already in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with Bin Laden, were being set on a back burner.
    Just as Nixon apparently wanted the war in Vietnam to continue so he could be the ‘hero’ who ended it, Bush and Cheney wanted to be the ‘heroes’ who saved Iraq from Saddam and who profited from that rescue.
    The only justice we will ever see is that neither can ever leave the United States of America without facing possible arrest for war crimes.
    Even now, people are trying to write history to show the courage and boldness of action taken by the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice coalition.
    I am sorry I was not as intuitive as you appear to have been, but wonder what we could have done to change the outcome. I wrote letters at the time reminding my legislators that Napoleon and Hitler had both lost their wars by fighting on two fronts instead of just one, and advised they work to finish in Afghanistan before starting another one.
    I’m sorry for what these greedy arrogant people have done to our nation; and how they’ve divided our people in their effort to escape responsibility.

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