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commented on Non Sequitur
10 days ago
I liked the “Calvin & Hobbes” look to this strip. It definitely had a “Spaceman Spiff” kind of look. Hopefully Watterson approves.
commented on Drabble
19 days ago
I like the movie titles, especially the bottom two.
commented on Walt Handelsman
25 days ago
As always, stories like this always have me listening to this song from 1991, which broke out into the states during the Rodney King Riots 23 years ago:
commented on Jeff Danziger
27 days ago
As if policing the community was the new “white man’s burden”.
Rudyard Kipling should be rolling in his grave right about now.
commented on Rob Rogers
5 months ago
…And the banners they all flew in the last war…
commented on Ted Rall
12 months ago
Not quite. The Bush Administration did not want any trials of these people to begin with and were looking at folks like John Yoo out there at Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley Law School to furnish them whatever justification to deny them the Rule of Law, Jurisprudence either under International Treaties like the Hague and Geneva Conventions where the US was a signatory as well as well as deny these people the rights they would have had as POW’s that were taken prisoner during wartime.
The Bush Administration did not want trials for the simple reason that they knew that any trial would bring out evidence, not only of how these people were treated while in American custody, but would also lead to questions of both why were we there in the first place and after all these years, why are we still there, especially after capturing and even killing Osama bin-Laden?
Both the Bush Administration and even the Obama Administration nowadays know that if the real truth about Gitmo got out, just like it did for Abu Ghraib back in 2006, us Americans here at home would be asking questions about that and not only questioning our government and their authority to handle things like this, but also in the other ways that they govern us, especially out here in both Mountain and Pacific Time zones.
You don’t kill off your POW’s or enemy combatants for the simple reason that the enemy will then retailiate by killing your brother, son, or neighbor if they were captured.
Remember Iraq and the beheadings they used to send to Al-Jazeera, especially of that Wisconsin Truck-Driver who was on contract to the US Government?
He was this curly-haired white kid whom his captors put on camera, had him speak his mid-western dialect and then beheaded him, grabbing that head by the hair and parading around their stage after they read off their accusations and made their demands.
And that happened in the Summer of 2003.
POWs, enemy combattants and the like can always be used as bargaining chips as long as they are alive.
When they are dead, they are of no use to anybody and only their loved ones will care what happened to them and will miss them.
commented on Henry Payne
almost 2 years ago
Isn’t “racist gas” more flatus-based than petroleum-based?
commented on Steve Benson
almost 2 years ago
“Slips away into ‘Lame Duck’ session”?…That happened to the Obama Administration the moment the news broke out that he was re-elected to a second term back in November 2012, just like it did to every second term presidency since the 22nd Amendment was ratified in 1951.
commented on The Born Loser
almost 2 years ago
And yet, another symptom of the “toxic boss syndrome” at work, here—make everybody else’s problems seem so insignificant because theirs are.
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