Pat Oliphant by Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 2 years ago

    Go fight your own war nettie, the USA has given your nation many billions of dollars in money and hardware over the years. We are not your pit bull to be sicced on your opponents

  2. The Old Wolf

    The Old Wolf GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Clark Kent

    Sadly, it appears that we may be willing to be – at least in certain White Houses.

  3. spike88

    spike88 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Foreign policy being formulated in Israel, not in Washington.

    Pray tell me who is in charge here!

  4. cdward

    cdward said, about 2 years ago

    We are Bibi’s stooges.

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 2 years ago

    Yeah, well, as long as the oil’s there the nation of Israel will serve as a depot for U.S. arms and purveyor for our military policy. That it contains various sites of Biblical importance is pertinent to many Westerners. Certainly the Holocaust factor will eventually dwindle in sympathetic consideration for other countries.

    What will be of interest to historians is how long Israel survives after its usefulness to all those factions ceases. I know it’s extremely offensive to mention, but I’ve often thought we should plan now as to which of our states we should evacuate the Israelis when the outpost experiment is over.

    Spiritual entropy bogs down societies unless practical considerations transform them into something different. Not necessarily something better. As you get older, you realize you’ll soon be out of history and certain things follow a perverse pattern. (Read Matthew Arnold’s “The Future.”)

    The basic style of Oliphant cartoons seem a mix of Dore engravings and Daumier caricatures. He’s a true artist, and would that he were appreciated more in his other artistic forms. Sometimes I wish he didn’t have to constantly portray current political jokers and would concentrate instead on society’s diverse common characters. Maybe after he retires.

  6. YellerDogDemocrat

    YellerDogDemocrat said, about 2 years ago

    @emptc12

    What would you really expect? He is a great political commentator.

  7. YellerDogDemocrat

    YellerDogDemocrat said, about 2 years ago

    As for the present state of Israel, I wonder at the continuing US support given to the religious apartness (spelled apartheid) practiced there.

  8. Robert H. Boyer

    Robert H. Boyer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Israel is facing possible extremination and you’re taking cheap shots: I’LL RETIRE TO BEDLAM!

  9. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 2 years ago

    The US just ran a war-game simulation, designed to assess what would happen if Israel launches a strike against the Iranain nuclear facilities on it’s own

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2012/0321/1224313641600.html

  10. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    That’s just the basic Zionist tactic ever since they began the occupation of Palestine.

  11. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Robert H. Boyer

    That cry is, really, getting a bit stale. And, it is not a matter of “cheap shots” to bring the Zionist’s continuing attempts to involve the U.S. in another disasterous Middle East war to the attention of Americans, who are, for the most part, sick and tired of being the Zionist “pit bull”.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    I think Ben got the right idea!

  13. Svenskabru 2 U

    Svenskabru 2 U said, about 2 years ago

    yeah, lets just do nuthn. We’ll just have to watch Israel get nuked on CNN. That’ll be cool. Oh wait… there’s that pesky MAD thing. Israel has nukes, too. So now everybody gets nuked over there. Great Idea!

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    yeh, according to Obama countries like that are tiny and pose no threat.

  15. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell I think that “let’s you and him fight” was originally from old Popeye comic strips (Wimpy was the referee of a boxing match, I think). I could be wrong about this, though.

    @emptc12: Does Oliphant also paint and sculpt? I’ve never heard that he does but wouldn’t be surprised. (Dr. Seuss did that when he wanted to stretch his artistic wings and fly a bit.)

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