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Nick Anderson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 12 months ago

    Always campaigning. A lifelong government recipient who will always play both sides while standing for nothing.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    He got lots of practice in being wimpy after making the same kind of threats to Iran. Now that Iran is in the final stages of developing nuclear weapons, maybe he can just quietly slip away and pretend like we’re not involved. Blame GW or the Europeans or someone…

  3. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, 12 months ago

    @mickey1339

    as O would put it…anyone but me

  4. cdward

    cdward said, 12 months ago

    I’m perfectly happy for us to not jump into Syria. We haven’t extracted ourselves from our other quagmires yet. His biggest mistake was saying anything at all.

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, 12 months ago

    @cdward

    Yeah, there’s no good way for us to intervene in Syria. Think Egypt and how well it went ousting a brutal pro-west dictator and replacing him with a popularly elected Muslim fundamentalist…

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    This cartoon is annoying since it has been my own opinion that we should have been assisting the Syrian people the way we did the Libyan people from the beginning of this conflict. Once rockets landed in Turkey and Israel, it seemed as if NATO had a reason to go in.
    As methods of killing people go, gas appears to have killed fewer than 1% and no one can definitely say if the gas released was ordered by the regime, an act of desperation by a field commander, or ordinance damaged or mishandled by militants themselves.
    The USA should not go in unilaterally and it would be best if they could do the same thing in Syria that they did in Libya, that is to support European and Arab forces that enforce no fly zone and force mechanized units to take shelter.
    Syria still has one of the most advanced anti aircraft systems in the region and the loss of one US aircraft would be a significant PR victory for the people who hate us. Russia is also a wild card in all of this since they are an ally of Syria and might feel obliged to intervene were we to attack Syria without having an incredible amount of info.
    Sadly, no matter when we assisted or if we never assist, there is little the USA can do in the region to create good will and trust among those nations as long as there is no resolution to the conflict between Palestine and Israelis, as long as GITMO is still open, and as long as US Christians are loud and angry about their fears of Muslims.
    I do wonder what Mr. Obama would do if western journalists could catch regular military units using WMDs on a large population of people.
    Humans can really be awful creatures in actions and in words. It’s very sad.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @cdward

    Watch NBC News, they have Obama on tape stating: If Syria uses Saran Gas, this is a Game Changer.. Translation: War!

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, 12 months ago

    @Tigger

    No, No, No, Tigger. In Foggy Bottom Speek it’s “grave consequences”. International relations speaks its own language. (and then it only means could lead to war)

  9. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, 12 months ago

    You do speak the truth, RT.
    Here it is refreshing….uplifting

    We are in an impossible situation…trying to alter the views of 10 million fence posts…or is it a hundred million ???

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Sure, let’s arm the rebels. That worked out great back when Al-Queda was “those brave mujahideen”, when they were poking the USSR in the eye for us. After that? Not so much….
    It’s obvious that a lot of the people calling for war don’t care the slightest bit about the people of Syria- they either crave yet another war to make themselves feel more macho (you don’t need war for that now, guys; you can get a prescription for the little blue pill) or are perfectly willing to see American servicemen and women die so they can throw it in the face of a President they despise just for political points.

  11. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    1) About those chemical weapons…


    2) Qadhafi was all bluster. Getting rid of him was easy, but after he was gone, someone else killed the US Ambassador and three more US diplomats.


    Syria is NOT all bluster. Their air defences are said to be formidable.


    3) And once President Bashar is gone, O my brothers, we have a pretty good idea who will take over the ’hood.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 12 months ago

    Not having a knee-jerk POTUS, you will have to wait until he THINKS this through, unlike our previous POTUS.

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    @Michael wme

    Thanks for the link, Michael.
    More Weapons of Mass Education?
    Unless I missed something, the link gives good reason for Mr Obama to continue as he appears to be, though I still think harassing Syria’s air defenses would be useful to the militants.
    That said…
    Syria has built an air defense system with Israel in mind.
    I don’t think we’re in disagreement here.
    Take care, neighbor,
    Respectfully,
    C.

  14. PMcDonald1963

    PMcDonald1963 said, 12 months ago

    We would all be better off if we ignored the trolls (Ms. Ima, HOWGOZIT, Gore Bane, ConserveGov, etc.) … all they do is spew the same one-and-two-line bulsit on each page — rants that get under the skin of right-minded people … consider that either (1) none of them care any more than to hit-and-run like most who spray grafitti on any blank space, and don’t really care what anybody thinks, or (2) some right-wing/Tea Party sugah dadda pays them to spew this garbage, making them low-life freeloaders, just as they accuse everybody who actually employs actual thought processes before posting on the Internet.

    I would be VERY interested to see a DD214 proving more than three months of honorable service from any of these right-wing trolls … but I expect that could never happen …

    Just a couple of cents from a 20-year USMC (Ret) who earned a master’s degree in something other than a redneck agenda …

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Look what giving Osama more bullets in the 1980’s got us.
    Look what backing the Rebels in Egypt and Libya got us?
    Every time we play ‘The enemy of our enemy is our friend card’, we are badly burned by the very people we helped.

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