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Pat Oliphant

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  1. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

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

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 12 months ago

    This links up nicley with Non Sequitur today.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, 12 months 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.
    Adding Americans to the dead pile helps no one.

  4. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 12 months ago

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

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 12 months ago

    Where’s his golf club?!

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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, 12 months ago

    I am glad we have a president who thinks.

  8. Steam  Vapor

    Steam Vapor said, 12 months 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 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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, 12 months 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. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    There are those on the left and right who say, ‘Why hasn’t Obama sent the US military into Syria and established an American Clinton/Bush, Jr Democracy? He’s NOT one of us!‘

    And there are those on the left and right who say, ’It’s good that Obama hasn’t sent the US military into Syria.’ (But they also don’t think he’s one of them, except for the Obamabots.)

  12. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    Israel has repeatedly bombed Syria without losing a single plane or pilot. So Syria has no effective air defences.

    Fortunately, the US intelligence services have assured us that Russia has given Syria the most advanced, most sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons systems that will shoot down any US planes that attempt to bomb Syria.

    First guess: Obama will order the four ships off the coast of Syria to fire about 100 cruise missiles. If the response is positive, he’ll order them to fire more. If the response is negative, he’ll say we proved our point, we punished al-Assad for using chemical weapons, and we can stop.

    Second guess: every US newspaper said, before the Bush, Sr war on Iraq, that Iraq had the world’s 3rd best military, plus the home field advantage, so only a brilliant Commander in Chief could possibly avoid a devastating Vietnam-style loss. Then Bush, Sr went in and crushed Iraq in 100 hours (and then lost the election). Obama has no election to worry about, so, having had the media build up the Syrian anti-aircraft weapons system, he could send in bombers and say it was only because he was a brilliant Commander in Chief that the US didn’t lose any.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 12 months ago


    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.

  14. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 12 months ago

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

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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!

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