Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

Comments (16) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 3 years ago

    Iran doesn’t need to distract the US’s attention… Obama has the attention span of a 5 year old with ADD

  2. BRO6164

    BRO6164 said, over 3 years ago

    Your question/statement was impossible to comprehend.I think you were trying too hard to impress with your geopolitical knowledge.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    What happened to Sudan, and Somalia, and Libya, and Iran, and Yemen?

  4. John Locke

    John Locke said, over 3 years ago

    President Obama is not our father! He is elected to serve at our pleasure. Something you progressives seem to forget. And, we do have a solution; stop liberals.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 3 years ago

    He’d tell somebody else in the administration to do it, just like he abrogates all of his responsibilities to subordinates and then blames them for his failures.
    Biden on gun control
    Congress on the budget
    Republicans on the sequester
    Hillary on Bengazhi

    With Obama the buck stops down the street at 7-11…

    As for solutions: If Obama wasn’t such a mediocre intellect and amateur at the actual job of politics he might be successful. But, he isn’t.

    One solution that is already no longer available would have been for Obama to not make threats and statements on the Syrian situation that his @$$ couldn’t make good on.
    A “drive by” using cruise missiles won’t work either. Historical evidence from the Clinton administration doing this is that it will eventually just embolden our enemies to retaliate. It solves nothing.
    It took him nearly a year to decide to actually get Bin Laden because of his indecisiveness and then it was done more as a political ploy for election purposes than for sound military reasons.

    Obama backed himself into a corner on the Middle East through inept and amateur political posturing like his Cairo speech, as one example, and now he’s in a position that means massive risk and potential military casualties to take effective action.

    This is what he gets for vacillating and being indecisive in his actions and words. In the arena of foreign affairs and international politics he is just a food source for prediators.

  6. corzak

    corzak said, over 3 years ago


    “What happened to Sudan, and Somalia, and Libya, and Iran, and Yemen?”

    Good point. What this administration has done has been to manage the Middle East in piecemeal fashion. Fix individual wheels as they get squeaky. Not working anymore.

    We need a comprehensive strategic framework for the dealing with the Middle East. Define our overall objectives and interests.

    And countries who have been ‘kickin back’ while we do all the heavy lifting in fighting terrorism and protecting oil routes – countries like Russia, China, India – need to ante up and start paying their way.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It’s not only Iran watching the US. Russia, China, North Korea, and every other nation with large militaries and dwindling resources is watching the US. They are not only watching our resolve and willingness to involve ourselves, but the strategies and tactics we use to do so. That is another of the reasons I want the Arab League to lead any manned air assault of Syrian resources. The middle east has already learned, and shared, the ways to damage/destroy Abrams tanks and other equipment, why should we teach other competitors our strengths and weaknesses?
    It’s a shame that Syria has become a military ‘playing field’ so old men in safe places can send young men on the battlefield to fight. Some fight for family and home, but too many from outside the nation are fighting for political power in and out of Syria.
    But still, I pray for peace.

  8. BRO6164

    BRO6164 said, over 3 years ago


    Sadly,our community organizer in-chief thinks he can stand toe to toe with Vladimir Putin,a former KGB heavyweight while over at the G-20 summit.
    My God,I so fear for my once great country.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    We as a country are distracted so often and easily, Iran has been the one using terrorist and other countries as proxy for three decades and we have done nothing about it of any real importance. They supported the PLA, then Hezbollah and then the Muslim Brotherhood and we are more concerned about Miley Cyrus or the Kardashians.

    We need to put a bomb on one or two of those Ayatollahs who really run Iran’s ministries and stop them from hiding behind their religious garments.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Saw a great documentary on that just recently, largely based on some released documents from the time.
    Good one, Radish,

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 3 years ago


    It’s worse than that. Did you hear what he sad at the G-20 today? He won’t even take responsibility for his “Red line” statements. The world is to blame for that one now… at least according to Obama…

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago


    The world isn’t to ‘blame’ for his use of the words, but after WW1 and the uses of mustard and onion gas it was internationally agreed that the use of such weapons was illegal, immoral, and those using it should be punished.
    Not sure what happened in Iraq when the USA seemed to find it acceptable for Iraq to use gas against Iran, but that was then, and we have to move on from the present.
    The world DID declare the use of gas is a violation of international law. Obama should have qualified his comments so that fact was part of his initial comments.
    I was curious about your avatar and find Enoki to be a type of Japanese mushroom.
    But to the point of your comment, Obama wasn’t ‘wrong’ about the red line, he just failed to mention when such lines were established. Perhaps if he had, more nations would feel responsible for ending its use.

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Onion gas…? Let me first say thank you for being polite in your commentary.

    In WW 1 gas (Chlorine, Mustard, Cyanide, etc.) proved more a nusiance than a major casuality causer once both sides knew about its use. In any case, it was decided it was evil enough to ban its use even if everyone continued to stock it.
    It’s effectiveness is grossly overrated and we’d be better off having not gotten into a debate and threat slinging situation over the Syrian civil war.
    Obama was wrong in that he said it was a “red line” and then has vacillitated so far over a response to its use. When I point out his comments at the G-20, I do combining them with his other actions. He seems to be deflecting responsibility again rather than being direct and decisive. Had he made those comments when otherwise decisive they would not have the same impact, but Obama is very indecisive.

    Yes, Enoki is a Japanese mushroom and sort of apropro for this sort of a board I think… The avatar is Barnette Orangello from the Anime Vandread. I just like the character.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    At least this time Ramirez IS honest enough to identify the only REAL target, we, and Israel, are after.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago


    Thank you for the quality of the tone of your own post. Too few make the effort to be informative AND civil.
    My stepfather and forty men with him were caught in a chlorine gas leak while working on a six story building. It’s amazing that all of them made it to the ground with no injuries.
    I can’t recall where I read about onion gas, but one of the myriad war bios I read as a child mentioned it as a weapon. A quick search showed no references to onion gas, but I do recall the others you mention and thank you for correcting me.
    I must guiltily admit to having watched the first two seasons of Vandread. I’ve been an anime fan since I saw Astro Boy and Gigantor in the early 1960s.
    Know any good recipes using Enoki? I can google it if you don’t.
    Thank you again for the quality and the tone of your replies.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (1).