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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    We have created far more jihadists than we eliminate just by being over their on what they regard as their sacred ground. There must have been some foreign diplomats in the state department that understood that even in the Bush administration, so why was nobody listening?

  2. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    Its 1 war. 1 enemy. The eneny still knows it. We still don’t.
    It’s World War Three.
    Iraq & Afghanistan are battles of that 1 war. We should have got in, broken things, gotten out. Told them if they acted up again, we’d break them again. Let them pick up the pieces.

  3. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The more we think we have the right to go into other countries and break things, the more it will come back to bite us.

  4. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Nobody listened because the Bush/Cheney administration willfully ignored anything that did not agree with their set agenda. In fact, I have seen a copy of the questionnaire used for hiring support personnel to help rebuild the country (engineers tend to hold on to anything they find funny). It had more questions about political views than it did about actual job qualifications. They genuinely did not want anyone over there who did not agree with them, and the result was the people in the Green Zone were completely inept at restoring order because nobody had any concept about how Iraqi and general Middle Eastern culture was different from American culture.

  5. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 3 years ago

    Cartoon for March 21st, 2022: A skeleton coming to Obama, dressed in an old-fashioned kids outfit, where the skeleton says “Libya, a cakewalk. No blowback at all!”

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago


    Number of troops KIA in Iraq – over 4000
    Number of troops KIA in Libya – 0
    Number of US civilians killed by terrorists while Bush was President – over 3500
    Number of US civilians killed by terrorists while Obama was President – 4

    Who has been better at protecting us?

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    And then there’s this:

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    BTW, when an attack killed 5 of our people in Kuwait, back in 1983, Reagan refused to call it an act of terror. Obviously, there was a COVER-UP!

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    So you’re implying that when we have a President who doesn’t rattle a sabre all the time and uses diplomacy instead, we get attacked less? But that’s almost the opposite of what the Pentagon tells us!

  10. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    I won’t say 9/11 wouldn’t have happened if Gore had become President, because it had been planned as retaliation for the first Gulf War since GHWB was President. However, Gore is much less likely to have ignored the threats in favor of looking for an excuse to invade Iraq and possibly may given the CIA the go ahead to arrest some of those they had under surveillance. In any case, the invasion of Afghanistan as retaliation was approved by the majority of the Muslim countries and religious leaders as a “righteous jihad” – we were attacked, civilians were killed, the US had a moral right to bring the leader of the attacks to justice. Had we committed our full military force of 300,000 to the hunt for bin Laden instead of just 25,000, we would have caught him within a few months, BEFORE he escaped to Pakistan. Had we done so, and stopped there, Saddam would have been undermined, Ahmenidijad never would have become President in Iran, and Al Qaeda would have dissipated. US power would not be questioned, and the war on terror would have been over.
    Instead, we invaded a country not invoved in a direct attack on us, lost the support of our allies, let bin Laden run free for a decade, and inspired thousands of young Muslims to become terrorists by making them believe we were conducting a war on Islam.
    You can’t give Bush credit for protecting us from a threat HE created. There are 4100 US soldiers killed in action and another 3480 (and growing) who have committed suicide because of their service. That is 7500 servicemen and women dead because of him and Cheney alone. That is not protecting people, that is causing their deaths.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Good graphic, thanks.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ima: please note: the “war” lasted from ‘91 until 2012, and still isn’t “settled” as far as stability in Iraq. Clinton kept up the bombing under the guise of maintaining the “no fly zones”, and iraq IS our longest war, ever. (Well, from the 1500’s until the early 20th century, we were still actively shooting at “Native Americans”, but that also transitioned to a “culture war” that is still ongoing.

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