Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. Jim Cates

    Jim Cates said, about 8 hours ago

    stupid o bam me stupid

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 8 hours ago

    Where are the Bushes when you need ’em, eh, Ramirez? Cheney, Rumsfeld, THEY could get the random bombing and sniper fire a-popping, run the tanks through 1,000 year old walls and only kill the RIGHT people, no extraneous decision making required. Where ARE the good old days?

  3. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 7 hours ago

    @wmconelly

    If Russia and China perceive us as weak, the good old days are coming soon.

  4. Balto Bill

    Balto Bill said, about 7 hours ago

    @John Locke

    The only thing weak is the Ramirez cartoon.

  5. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 7 hours ago

    Well… let’s take a pragmatic look at this whole thing. If you’re Obama, you can’t send ground troops in, given the way he pulled us out of Iraq. He openly and voraciously criticized the Iraq war and promised to extract our troops. If he sends troops back in, it makes him a hypocrite and worse. He will be admitting that all those years pandering to his base were wrong-headed. So he can’t send troops in without costing him and his ilk big points at the polls.

    Conversely, there is no way he will be able to accomplish his task of… what was it? Degrade and destroy? He can’t eliminate the IS threat without boots on the ground. You don’t win wars with planes and bombs; it takes men and women in uniform to hold territory to prevent the enemy from re-rooting itself. I’m not saying we should, I’m simply speaking basic military tactics.

    Having spent time in that craphole of a country, I know what it’s like over there. All of my peers in the Corps enlisted in the past decade with the expectation of going, myself included. Some are actually very upset that they haven’t been able to go yet, despite volunteering for deployment. And I can honestly say that part of me is still over there, desiring to go back. But I digress… the point I’m making is that the troops that we have today have volunteered for this and many want to go. So those who have been injured or killed in the two wars knew what they were getting into when they raised their right hands and swore the oath; we aren’t victims. We weren’t drafted. So any discussion that is had about trying to protect the troops or wasting our lives is bunk.

    As to the pragmatic approach to why we SHOULD have boots on the ground there is the same reason as before: I would rather have them focusing their attention and, more importantly, their financial and human capital on us there instead of giving them space to breathe and come here. Which would you rather see, 3500 troops killed and more wounded, or a man laden with a suicide vest with ball bearings detonated in the Mall of America on the day after Thanksgiving or Time’s Square during New Year’s Eve? My concern is we are doing too little, too late and that our fate is already sealed. That is why I’m upset with Obama and his approach to the war on terror.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 6 hours ago

    How much is Ramirez willing to raise taxes to support another ten-year ground war in the middle east, and the veterans who suffer from it? I suppose you can always cut the VA budget, unemployment, medical research, and fire-fighting budgets again.

  7. Observer fo Irony

    Observer fo Irony said, about 6 hours ago

    You might as well as complain about why we have a lame duck president. Oh that’s right he was voted in for a 2nd term how could I forget.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 4 hours ago

    @Wraithkin

    Amen brother!

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 4 hours ago

    God it is true. When other Islamic countries start to recognize them we are all in trouble and they will just to appease IS.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    Come on, give Obama some credit. You can not be accused of losing and running away if you never had boots on the ground in the 1st place. And when you back the wrong group, like Obama backing the Muslim Bro hood during the lost year of Egypt, the country comes out against radical Islam. Of course Obama can not even define Islam in a simple name such as ISIS, but look at the good it did. Egypt now backs Israel. Of course our one time Allie Israel would rather work with them then the USA, but who can blame them. GW Bush was a Diplomat. Obama is a door mat.

  11. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, about 3 hours ago

    @John Locke

    “If Russia and China perceive us as weak, the good old days are coming soon.”
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    I fear that you are right. Perhaps we will be lucky, but I hate to rely on luck rather than on a good foreign policy.

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 hours ago

    Sr. Ramirez has it right. First, we put the can down. Then, when it’s time to kick it down the road, Obama will find he has no choice but to send someone. He won’t want to, he’s vehemently opposed to sending combat troops, but since the can has to be kicked, he has to send someone with boots.


    Of course, anyone who watched his speech knows Obama will not be sending a single combat troop. All those boots will be on the feet of the many divisions of heavily armed peacekeepers he will send to utterly destroy the DA, the Syrian regime, Iran, and Russia (not necessarily in that order), to ensure that all are as peaceful as it is possible to be.


    Those Norwegians were certainly prescient in 2009!

  13. disgustedamerican

    disgustedamerican said, about 2 hours ago

    The UN “peacekeepers” sided with Hamas against Israel in the recent 50-day war started by Hamas.
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    The UN history is anti-Israel and pro-Jihadist Terrorists.
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    When Messiah Jesus returns all who have hurt Jewish Israel will be punished, without “appeal” or “international politics”….

  14. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 13 minutes ago

    @disgustedamerican

    “The UN ‘peacekeepers’ sided with Hamas against Israel in the recent 50-day war started by Hamas.”
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    Of course, when the UN needed to withdraw its peacekeepers from Syria to what safe place are they sent?
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    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/09/un-peacekeepers-in-syria-escape-to-israel//

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