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Nick Anderson

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Just more collateral damage from the Bush wars.

  2. PainterArt

    PainterArt GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Pile of innocents is not just from drone strikes, but from plane bombing, missiles fired from ships, and soldier on the ground. History of war is piled with innocent death. War has no winners and is an unfortunate necessity at times (example World War II) and should be avoided when not (Iraq War).

  3. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 1 day ago

    Yep; That’s us!

  4. wbr

    wbr said, 1 day ago

    Just more collateral damage from bho drones

  5. ODon

    ODon said, 1 day ago

    @wbr

    That’s right, W was much more hands on when Americans were being killed.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    With U.S. “media”, if an American isn’t killed, no matter how many thousands of non-Americans die, it’s NOT a story worth covering. Watching AlJazeera America broadcasting many issues around the world, and actually presenting BOTH side of events/issues with news, not commentary. It was appropriate on Middle East issues especially that one of their points is that they cover stories U.S. media don’t- and that’s very true.


    Even on U.S. events, the national news/commentary networks only pick selected cases, and harp them constantly, for weeks or longer. Of the 35 or so people killed daily by guns, only at most one a week that rings their chimes.


    My favorite nominee for national coverage from our “local” news was the gal just convicted of murdering two guys, and feeding them to her pigs, one of whom was still alive, so she shot him as the pigs were eating him, to “end his suffering”.


    Like watching an episode of the short-lived “Deadwood”.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, 1 day ago

    …an Italian hostage was killed in the same drone strike, plus untold other casualties, but hey, only Dr Warren Weinstein warrants any remorse.


    Obama has been a disapointing US president, and this is why.

  8. Mhiggins5470

    Mhiggins5470 said, 1 day ago

    This ass is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Coward, traitor, scumbag.

  9. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends said, about 24 hours ago

    @omQ R

    No, they also are sorry about the Italian…but does that make it any different?
    Bell’s toon has the same point, and a very good point it is.
    About the best I can say for Obama is that it isn’t as bad as if it were some others in general foreign policy, The dromes are bad, but you might also consider the points brought up in this commentary on an analysis of the foreign policy of the Obama administration.

  10. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 23 hours ago

    @Rad-ish

    After 6 years of your boy Barakk as Prez and all you can do is still blame Bush.
    What a clown!

  11. 38lowell

    38lowell said, about 21 hours ago

    What does Hillary say?

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 17 hours ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Thanks for the article in your reply. It does go some way to soften my stance as regards Obama.

  13. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    In a multi-polar world with global communications the essence of power is to seek to foster situations where balance can be fostered among rivals. The alternative is unworkable given how the species’ behavior has evolved. The Obama foreign policy has moved from being overly idealistic to a more realpolitik view with pretty good results so far. This is less costly in blood and money than the knee jerk “axis of evil” nonsense, and the misguided belief that we can simply dominate through force of arms. There are two significant problems with Obama’s drones. First, we have legitimized state sponsored assassination. Second, we have legitimized the practice of using drones to kill when there’s no real war in the classical sense. What’s to prevent other countries and groups from using the same tactics on us? Obama has done the expedient thing here. It isn’t nearly as chowderheaded and downright stupid as Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld ’s Iraq invasion and occupation, but that type of stupidity is, fortunately, rare. The unipolar world where physical territory can be taken by a single dominant power, but held without the consent of the occupied, is gone. Obama is a brilliant strategist. Not everything works out well, but he has put us on a more sustainable path of foreign policy, pitting regional powers against each other for balance, and keeping the U.S. interests front and center. Brilliant, really, dealing from thoughtful and insightful principles while avoiding the emotionally dysfunctional, fiscally irresponsible, morally unsupportable warmongering so attractive to us Americans.

  14. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, about 11 hours ago

    @twclix

    Excellent essay. I’m not fully in agreement on your last point, but it’s closer than most, and the rest is far too intelligent for us dimwits that hang around gocomics. ;^)

  15. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, about 11 hours ago

    @dtroutma

    I wonder why the earlier commenters missed the point of the cartoon. BTW, was the American blond?

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