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Pat Oliphant

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  1. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    What did you expect from a state Senator who voted “Present”?

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    This links up nicley with Non Sequitur today.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 3 years ago

    If he can continue to ponder until the Syrians are done with their own personal inhouse private religious sectarian nothing to do with US war then all will be well.
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    Adding Americans to the dead pile helps no one.

  4. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 years ago

    Would adding cruise missiles to the (soon-t-be) rubble pile of the dictator’s palace help anybody?

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Where’s his golf club?!

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Over 100,000 dead, and 300 by chemical weapons (nerve agent that is far more “humane” than any “conventional” weapon!!) and pondering, when we don’t have a CLUE who would be in charge, or even slightly better than Assad, is wrong?


    We need to ponder on Syria, and Egypt, permanently, and NOT get involved. If “the world” is concerned, then let NATO or others groups take action, and this time we can sit it out, and let someone else screwup a couple countries like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan!

  7. batali

    batali said, about 3 years ago

    I am glad we have a president who thinks.

  8. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, about 3 years ago

    What would you have him do? Go all ‘Boots on the Ground’ and ‘Mission (not) Accomplished’?
    Pondering is fine by me!

  9. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, about 3 years ago

    The Middle East, a Lose-Lose situation for the U.S.
    Damned if we do, damned if we don’t.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    Enokiv: Get your presidential games straight. Eisenhower spent all his time playing golf. Obama plays basketball. Well, maybe just enough golf to be able to talk to the corporate executive who really rule the country.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @Stipple

    Sorry you’re wrong, after the Iran, Iraq war Iran started terrorism all over the region and Iraq invaded Kuwait two years almost to the day. Even before the U.S. pulled out of Iraq December 2011 the current civil conflict started, and look at Iraq now.

    When the Russians pulled out of Afghanistan the Mujahedeen took over and right away. No good reason letting these head cases fight to weaken themselves, the idea just doesn’t work, plus there is a moral issue, hoping they kill each other so you don’t have to.

    I don’t want any boots on the ground; take out a portion of their Air Force and force a no fly zone for a time would make them show some restraint with minimal risk. Truth is I don’t want to go in, we helped Islam in Kuwait, Bosnia Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Egypt and Yemen, look where it has gotten us. I don’t want to see gassed children on the TV again.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t worry, chicken hawks. Weaponry will be unleashed soon enough. Question is, will it be enough to satisfy your blood lust?

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Michael wme has hit on another critical point in the region: Israel HAS bombed Syria, repeatedly, and Iraq, and Jordan, and Egypt, and bombed and occupied for nearly two decades southern Lebanon before finally pulling out.


    It is right wingers, at home and abroad, supported by chickenhawks who don’t fight themselves, think “orthodox” as well as ""conservative" folks, who’ve caused over 60 years of wars in the Middle East, and supported repeated overthrows of governments, including democratically elected ones like in Iraq, Iran, and yes, Egypt, when “the west” didn’t like the outcome. It IS time to let the MIDDLE EAST DETERMINE, without interference, what happens in the Middle East, and South Asia, determine THEIR destiny, without European or “western” benefits being the determining factor!

  14. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, about 3 years ago

    There are, almost by definition, plenty of “innocents” caught in the crossfire that has resulted from all of the Middle East fighting. But apart from the Israelis, and then only just maybe, there are amongst all of the various combatants few, if indeed any, even sort of “good guys” that we could or should support. They ALL hate the Western Infidel, and oftentimes with good reason. It’s impossible to see how we’ll “protect” any of the “innocents” by bombing them, and as for the combatants, well…

  15. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I only wish Bush had pondered more!

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