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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 11 months ago

    “Where did we in the US get this idea that we can control what all the other peoples of the world do?”

    That would be the Cold War. The US State Dept inserted its influence pretty much in every nation it could to counter the Soviets, who were doing the same. Unfortunately, the State Department is still stuck in that Cold War mode.

    It reminds me of a Rodney Dangerfield line in “Back to School.”

    “Take it easy, will ya? I mean, the war’s over. Get new parts for your head.”

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Oh, if only the ChickenHawks were in power, we would have already invaded somewhere.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    The USA has had such imperial pretensions for over 200 years starting with the drive Westward.

  4. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 11 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    @martens: The USA has had such imperial pretensions for over 200 years

    Even as it pretended the rest of the worle wasn’t there and anyway it didn’t want to get
    involved….

  5. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, 11 months ago

    @Dycel

    I believe you have it right.

  6. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, 11 months ago

    I think the implication is that it an Old man’s war and a young man’s fight.

    By the way, I did my time too.

  7. bob-lezeb

    bob-lezeb said, 11 months ago

    Every U.S. President, regardless of their personal moral and ethical beliefs/standards when they entered the office, has—in the end—found it prudent to give into and accept the ancient Arab wise saying of their nomadic tribes that, “My enemies enemy is my friend”; friendly military dictatorship vs. an unfriendly totalitarian theocracy, which one would you pick?

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, 11 months ago

    I think a more approprate caption would be to have the Camels saying:

    “Some guy named Obama did this. He said he’d be back to do something about it later but had to go because it was his tee time…”

  9. bob-lezeb

    bob-lezeb said, 11 months ago

    Dycel, brindead08 is more than likely correct whether you agree or not. In either case the upshot would be another illegal, ill-advised war that would do more harm to America than good—just like Iraq.
    Additionally, either you were one of McNamara’s Hundred Thousand, are a troll, or simply unable or unwilling to communicate in an mature, adult manner.
    Bob-lezeb, DAV, US Army

  10. Kirk

    Kirk GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    “Just keep jacking until it falls over. Otherwise it’ll fall where it wants to.”

  11. Kirk

    Kirk GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Actually it predates the cold war. Teddy Roosevelt was the “policeman-to-the-World” “Laisseze Faire” was the quote, but not the actions.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @bob-lezeb

    Bob, I think Dycel was only asking for definition, and he was correct.
    =
    Most recent examples include Bush, Cheney, Willard Romney, and a whole host of neocons.

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    We need to tell the World to"F" Off! The USA will no longer Bankroll you,.you’re on your own.

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    We need to tell the World to"F" Off! The USA will no longer Bankroll you,.you’re on your own.

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @ypoons7666

    Because Egypt has always had ‘Gyp’ in between the ‘E’ and ‘T’.

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