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  1. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 1 day ago

    The only problem with that is, of course, as I know you know, that killing those foreign kids makes his own kids less safe. So he’s mean AND stupid.

  2. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 1 day ago

    No doubt. You never want to be first to use a weapon.

  3. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 1 day ago

    Congress likes drones. Both parties love indiscriminate murder of Muslim civilians.

  4. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 1 day ago

    Thank you.

  5. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 1 day ago

    Oh, brother, link…do your own Googling! It’s been widely established that the accuracy rate for drones is about 2%…and that’s killing “militants,” i.e., people who had no plans to attack the US, only one of its allied dictatorships.

  6. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 2 days ago

    As with most disasters, there is no single cause.

    That said, Greece’s government has long failed to collect taxes from its rich elites, who are too cozy with the political class. This has starved the state’s coffers for decades, making Greece a poorer country than its GDP should allow.

    They joined the EU and the Euro currency as a junior partner. The currency alliance worked well for rich countries like France and Germany, whose pre-Euro francs and marks back the Euro, but it was a disaster for poorer nations like Italy, Spain and Greece, especially after the housing bubble burst. It’s like 12 people expected to each carry their share of a 1000 pound weight; not everyone can handle it as well.

    Led by Germany, the EU foolishly tied aid to Greece to draconian austerity measures that forced the government to shred what was left of its safety net. Government jobs vanished, adding to unemployment. The jobless became homeless. Cities burned.

  7. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 4 days ago

    “Iraq violated their Cease Fire Agreement, was firing on our planes in the no-fly zone, and was bribing the UN with Oil For Food money. He also executed 600,000 of his own civilians. Screw him.”

    Talk about moving the goal posts. It was stated earlier here that the 2003 invasion against Iraq was in retaliation for 9/11.

    I replied, factually, that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

    Then you bring up these other issues. However, these other issues were not cited by Bush-Cheney in 2003 as casus belli – so they are a distraction. The justification given for the invasion was the imminent danger posed to the US by Iraqi WMDs – which didn’t exist, and which Bush had insufficient reason to believe existed, and in the event that they HAD existed, could not have been shot into the US by Iraq since Iraq didn’t have ICBMs.

    PS I have to laugh about the “no fly zone.” What right did the US have to impose a “no fly zone” in Iraq? None. Besides, the Iraqis were tired of being repeatedly bombed by Clinton throughout the 1990s.

  8. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 5 days ago

    Not even 1% true. The reason you think “Saddam Hussein’s government was an active sponsor of terrorism” is specifically a Bush-Cheney talking point echoed and FoxNews. It refers to the fact that Saddam paid families of Palestinian suicide bombers in Israel.
    Whatever you think of Israel, Israel is NOT the United States and not everyone who hates Israel is a threat to the United States. Saddam never had anything to do with Al Qaeda; to the contrary, they were mortal enemies.

  9. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 5 days ago

    “Yes, the wars were winnable.”
    How come we’ve lost them all since 1945, then?

  10. Ted Rall GoComics Pro Member commented on Ted Rall 5 days ago

    “Given what the enemy does if they catch or spot a sniper, it takes guts to do the job. "

    Did that ever happen in Afghanistan and Iraq?

    Right.