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  1. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, 11 months ago

    @Joadtom

    If you think Netanyahu is a “steadfast friend” you clearly haven’t been paying attention.

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    This will not end well!

    http://cdn.thedailybeast.com/content/dailybeast/articles/2013/03/21/an-anti-obama-march-in-ramallah/_jcr_content/body/inlineimage.img.503.jpg/1363904168498.cached.jpg

  3. prfesser

    prfesser said, 11 months ago

    Although I would rather nail my scrotum to the floor than agree with Doctor Warbucks, he’s right . . . we cannot have our foreign policy dictated by any narrow interest other than our own.
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    But more important, it is asinine to believe that anyone has the “authority” to dictate what one country can do within the limits of its borders, as long as that activity is humane. If any nation can decide to build a nuclear power plant, every nation can so decide. .
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    We have no right to tell Iran what to do – we do have the right, however, to limit our ties to them if we don’t like what they’re doing.

  4. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @prfesser

    “We have no right to tell Iran what to do – we do have the right, however, to limit our ties to them if we don’t like what they’re doing.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~and limiting our ties with them won’t be that big a deal after they’ve
    nuked us into oblivion.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Here is the problem, where goes Israel so does the middle east. Netanyahu is NOT a puppet master. he just knows the score and is willing to fight for what is right for his country!
    Obama is being led around by the collar that is the “Peace Prize” He is so desperate to “earn” it and have some sort of legacy now that Obamacare has blown up, Obama is willing to listen to liars like him.
    if the deal was true and Radical Muslims were not going to build a Nuke and use it to threaten the only country that is not only stable but not built on oil, well that would be a good thing. To bad even Obama is an Infidel to them. They WILL lie and Cheat him no matter how pretty he thinks the bells to pray are. No matter that he spent a few years over there. They don’t care. Just like him, Lie to justify the end result. And when you Lie to one who Lies even better.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @prfesser

    But more important, it is asinine to believe that anyone has the “authority” to dictate what one country can do within the limits of its borders, as long as that activity is humane. If any nation can decide to build a nuclear power plant, every nation can so decide. "
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    I tend to agree but here in lies the problem. The houses are to close. Back when one country was way over there and the other way over there and it took a month to get the news. If a fire started in one house you could let it burn or put it out with out it burning down the neighbors barn. But in todays world? Nope. It is a power keg. One Nuke in the wrong hands and boom your neighborhood is on fire and will jump from one house to the next fast.
    Obama is a child playing with fire!

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    You really have to educate yourself about the meaning of socialist. Obama is so far from that definition that you sound like a far right partisan hack. His political activities look like those of a moderate Republican.

  8. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    Iran is not North Korea. It is not controlled by one family that demand a cult like devotion. Whenever given a choice between an extremist and a moderate, the Iranian people have chosen the moderate. Ahmadinejad was an aberration who was elected because of his success as Mayor of Tehran. He had to steal his reelection.
    The first popularly President elected after the Islamic Revolution wasn’t a religious fanatic but a French trained economist, Abollhasan Banisadr.
    Iran currently has very large population between the age of 20-30. Many of them are well educated but the current Iranian economy cannot support them. Iran desperately wants to become part of the international community but they cannot engage in a complete surrender to Western demands. They have to save face.
    The Iranians have had a nuclear program since 1950s.
    The nuclear program had started under the Shah, which included a clandestine weapons program even though Iran had signed a non-proliferation in 1968.
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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8b/Shah_of_Iran_building_two_nuclear_plants.jpg/428px-Shah_of_Iran_building_two_nuclear_plants.jpg
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    Jane’s Defense Weekly reported in April 1984 that West German intelligence believed that Iran could have nuclear weapons within 2 years; 29 years later, it still doesn’t have them.
    Ayatollah Khomeini stopped the weapons program because he considered nuclear weapons against Islamic teaching.
    He restarted the weapons program as the Iraq-Iran war dragged on.
    This is the unique nature of nuclear weapons; India has the bomb because China has the bomb; Pakistan has the bomb because India has it. Well, Iran had a weapons program because they believed Iraq may get the bomb.
    People make comparisons to 1938 Munich. Only problem is, Iran is nowhere near the military power Germany was. It’s Air Force still uses planes from the 1960s and 1970s and does not have access to parts to maintain them.
    It has a navy whose abilities are limited to the Persian gulf. The US has a larger naval presence in the Persian Gulf with the 5th fleet headquartered at Bahrain. Iran has never been a threat to Israel.
    There are 2 large countries – Iraq and Jordan – between Iran and Israel. Any attack on Israel can lead to a fallout on its Arab neighbors.

    The majority of the Iranian population was born after the Revolution. The younger generation hates the regime and the system. Ayatollah Khomeini’s 2 grandsons are Muslim clerics who have spoken out against the regime that their grandfather founded and asked for greater democracy. One has traveled to the west and met with the Shah’s son, seeking reconciliation.
    Iran’s number one goal is creating enough jobs for a large work age population.
    Iran and it’s current leaders are not going to engage in behavior that will lead to it’s own self-destruction.

  9. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    @skipcarlsen

    Of course, he isn’t an Israeli puppet; the Israeli puppet lost in 2012.

  10. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 11 months ago

    USS Liberty, 8 June 1967. Google it.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Past time for ALL our politicians to cut all those strings, and the ones to AIPAC here at home. It’s long been said that as long as there remains a Jew and an Arab on the planet, Earth will never see total peace. It’s “biblical”, and very much because of religious dogma from the “book of hate”. (especially the chapters in the Old “books” that set the real objectives for the “new”, and the final chapter.)

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    AND I’m aware that Iran is NOT an ARAB nation, but the conflict between Jew, Christian, and Muslim boils down to the same irrationality

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 11 months ago

    Or so bibi thought.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @leftwingpatriot

    “Iran’s number one goal is creating enough jobs for a large work age population.”
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    Golly, I hope the agreement we have with them includes exporting a number of ‘job creators’. We have a big surplus of those.

  15. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 11 months ago

    SkepticCal: Eisenhower warned us about the military/industrial complex – Obama embraced it. Obamacare is still Romneycare from the Heritage Foundation – hardly “moderate” but definitely Republican (and a month deep in Romneycare, Massachusetts had signed up 106 citizens – Obama even copied that detail). Obama has continued Shrub’s “out of the boardroom, into the bedroom” “security” apparatus. Sanders is a Socialist (and permitted to claim it when mayor of Burlington) – Clinton could have slipped into the Eisenhower administration undetected, but Obama could fit into Reagan’s if no one noticed his skin color. Greens and Socialists are the only liberal parties left in the country (not counting a few endangered Democrats in Congress who have to raise campaign money online because their party won’t).

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