Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, over 1 year ago

    The Saudis give IS money.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Where is the liberal outrage over 0’s Victory Speech?
    Or is that just saved for events of 10 years ago?
    I hope it’s not too late.

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    Next: Afghanistan….again.

  4. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I thought Bush solved this problem? Mission Accomplished???

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago


    You make a good point. I suppose that the American people are getting so used to being lied to by both parties that our outrage machines are dulled by over-use.

    And, last I heard, Osama bin Ladin really IS dead.

    Not to worry, though: a few trillion spent recording every phone call made in the United States will keep us safe and grow our economy at the same time.

  6. Ardvarck

    Ardvarck GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Turn off your Faux news and wake up and smell the politics.

  7. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    @TedLind: Bush did solve the problem. Then Obama came and set us back 15 years by pulling out based on a time line rather than common sense.

  8. Baslim the beggar says, "Unvanish Michael_wme."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Unvanish Michael_wme." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tax Man

    The lies continue, eh?

    The Iraqis wanted to be able to try American troops in Iraqi courts. American generals did not like that at all, and Obama (contrary to all dumb con expectations) agreed with them. NO POTUS would allow that, not even the ones you always malign. NON-NEGOTIABLE position for the POTUS, yet the Iraqis never withdrew from it.

    Here is a quote from an AP article in Oct, 2011 when the US decision to exit was made.

    Throughout the discussions, Iraqi leaders have adamantly refused to give U.S. troops immunity from prosecution in Iraqi courts, and the Americans have refused to stay without it. Iraq’s leadership has been split on whether it wanted American forces to stay. Some argued the further training and U.S. help was vital, particularly to protect Iraq’s airspace and gather security intelligence. But others have deeply opposed any American troop presence, including Shiite militiamen who have threatened attacks on any American forces who remain.

    Common sense would tell you that the POTUS made the right decision at the time.

    Fright-wing lies tell you something else… mostly about fright-wingers.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tax Man

    It was the Bush admin that insisted on making a member of a religious minority the president of Iraq. Of course the majority want to overthrow him.

  10. zippy06

    zippy06 said, over 1 year ago


    Everything he said is true. GM is going to go bankrupt again. They have not changed a thing. They are running it in the ground.

  11. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    None of the comments attributed to President Obama were untrue at the time they were made. But — as you neocons keep conveniently forgetting — America was forbidden to leave more than a skeleton presence in Iraq by the terms of the agreement that Dubya signed with Iraq. President Obama tried to renegotiate this, but could not get the protection he wanted for U.S. troops.

    However, the boast “Mission Accomplished” was always a lie.

  12. Baslim the beggar says, "Unvanish Michael_wme."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Unvanish Michael_wme." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wasn’t me, and I guess you missed this part:

    By the closing months of 2008, successfully negotiating the terms for America’s continued commitment to Iraq became a top White House imperative. But desperation to seal a deal before Bush left office, along with the collapse of the world economy, weakened our hand.

    In an ascendant position, Maliki and his aides demanded everything in exchange for virtually nothing. They cajoled the United States into a bad deal that granted Iraq continued support while giving America little more than the privilege of pouring more resources into a bottomless pit.

    So Obama inherits a bad deal and it’s all his fault?

  13. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ted Lind

    They got rid of Saddam.Their mistake was thinking that the Iraqi’s were civilized.Or any other Muslim over there.The Mullahs keep the faithful stirred up against anything western and have been for 100’s of years.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    “They got rid of Saddam.”

    Their mistake was being so focused on old grevences, they didn’t care about the consequences that would come with taking Saddam out. George H.W. Bush took a lot of heat for not invading Iraq and became known as a wimp for it. Little did we know that he was correct in not invading.

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "Unvanish Michael_wme."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Unvanish Michael_wme." GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    LOL! Your attempt to quote back at me fails…
    Yes, I did read that part. So what? From that, I would conclude that the US was making an a real effort to extend SOFA, and felt it to be possible at the time Biden made his incorrect assessment. Read my first post here again. It was the Iraqis who were declining to make an acceptable deal, not the US. Your quote simply supports that. So the notion that Obama did not attempt to negotiate in earnest fails.

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