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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year ago

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

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

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

  4. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year ago

    @Dycel

    I believe you have it right.

  6. mightaswellbe

    mightaswellbe said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, about 1 year ago

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

  11. Kirk

    Kirk GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Anyone worried about Syria any more?

  14. grh9447

    grh9447 said, about 1 year ago

    A fine example of Obama’s leading from behind… his head up is rectum!

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    ‘We need to tell the World to"F" Off! The USA will no longer Bankroll you,.you’re on your own.’
    -
    No one (at least on these boards) has much of an idea exactly where foreign aid goes. I think if you followed the money closely, you’d find that the money itself goes to Haliburton, Bechtel, and many other companies who then supply the aid, in the form of weapons, engineering, food or whatever.
    -
    Except that we do know that Bush sent a billion in cash to Iraq, where it promptly disappeared.
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    My guess is that the Iraq cash was shipped to secret accounts in Switzerland, maybe in the same banks as Willard the ChickenHawk’s.

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