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Mike Lester

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  1. Beau Nobo

    Beau Nobo said, 4 months ago

    The Saudis give IS money.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 4 months 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, 4 months ago

    Next: Afghanistan….again.

  4. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

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

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 4 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    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. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    And, last I heard, Osama bin Ladin really IS dead."
    yeh I know, Obama’s team that GW Bush put together found him in Pakistine, So Obama was pulled off the gold course for a photo ob, then played cards with the help. Then Becuase Obama found him in Pakistine he invaded Afganistine.
    oh and the GM Unions are still alive… the cars are recalled.. but Obama made sure the Unions were kept alive.. so they can build cars in China.

  7. Ardvarck

    Ardvarck GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

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

  8. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 4 months 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.

  9. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months 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.

  10. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 4 months ago

    Once upon a time, 10,000 British Imperial officers managed to rob the 400 million colonials in the Raj blind. The Raj is divided by language, religion, caste, etc., etc., and most agreed that British rulers were better than someone from a different linguistic or religious or caste group.


    Lawrence convinced the Kurds, the Arabs, and the Wheys to overthrow the Ottomans, then Sykes and Picot carefully divided up Arabia so the British bit had a bunch of different groups that hated each other, and so did the French bit, so they expected no more resistance than they found in the Raj (plus more oil).


    But there was one thing all Iraqis could agree on, Sunni, Shia, and Kurd: Kill the RA Brit! Kill the RA Brit! And Britain left. But they left the Sykes Picot boundaries.


    So the Kurds, the Sunni, the Shi’a, and the Whey hate each other, but they hate foreign neo-Imperialists even more. And they managed to get along under the secular Baath regime, but, being secular, the Baath got along well with the USSR, and the US has to use every tool at its disposal to pull the plug on that Baath in the interest of Freedom and Democracy. Everyone must get to vote to let the Western developers have all their resources, and those Western companies must be Free to exploit those resources without the slightest fear of nationalisation or taxes. That’s what Freedom means!


    And who could be against Freedom and Democracy?

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months 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.

  12. zippy06

    zippy06 said, 4 months ago

    @Ardvarck

    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.

  13. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months 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.

  14. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 4 months ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Wasn’t it you who posted this? Or was it MARTINS? Either way, it’s a good read, and puts the blame squarely on Obama:

    Why we stuck with Maliki — and lost Iraq

  15. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    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?

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