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  1. BIGCHRONO

    BIGCHRONO said, about 19 hours ago

    Finger food.

  2. Nantucket19

    Nantucket19 said, about 18 hours ago

    Any politician has to be careful about what they say during a campaign as it can be misconstrued and repeated incorrectly by the other party.
    -
    This is a perfect example. The President was stating that he could not make big moves or make any promises as it was election season at the time. The GOTP has misrepresented that statement over and over and over again.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    Yes indeed, let’s bomb Moscow, because folks in Ukraine can trace their history to Russia, with Russian speaking populations, as opposed to OUR “repatriation” of those folks in Nicaragua, Panama, Grenada, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and of course let’s go for Iran as well, all of whom have such close ties and affinity for the U.S.!!

  4. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 16 hours ago

    @dtroutma,
    But, but, but . . . War is wonderful; and shooting people is fun!
    ^
    Isn’t that the most “patriotic” approach today?
    ^
    After all, we’ve won the Revolution. We’ve driven out the Lobsterbacks. And that makes us . . . ?

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 16 hours ago

    @dtroutma

    You must not have read (or not have understood) Thomas Friedman’s column in Wednesday’s New York Times.


    The Ukraine MUST be handed over (by US force if necessary) to those who favour freedom and justice and equality, all of whom are from what was once part of the Austrian Empire, and all of whom know that freedom and justice and equality means that US bankers must be free to exploit all of the Ukraine’s resources and hand the baksheesh to leaders from the former Austrian Empire equally, just so the Orthodox Ukrainians don’t get anything except heavy taxes to pay the bankers.

  6. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @Michael wme,
    Few, if any, of us out here in the West read Thomas Friedman. Just as few, if any – and, though I am sorry to say it, you, yourself – know much about, or “understand” the Ukrainian religious matter/problems, both here in the U.S.A. and in the Ukraine itself.
    ^
    Although your satire comes through well, generally speaking, the Ukrainian situation is one that is not all that much open to being satirized. Nor is it helped by making references to parts of past history that even Europeans do not fully grasp.
    ^
    The United States doesn’t have “a dog in that hunt”. Period. Full Stop. End. And, the United States should NEVER seek to put “a dog into that hunt”, now, or any time in the future.
    ^
    Foolish ventures into the Middle East and Afghanistan aside, there is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON WHATSOEVER for the United States to mire itself down in Old Slavic affairs on the Eurasian Continent.

  7. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 11 hours ago

    @Sharuniboy

    “Although your satire comes through well, generally speaking, the Ukrainian situation is one that is not all that much open to being satirized.”

    Everything is open to satire & if no one says, “too soon”, it’s probably not very good satire.

    “The United States doesn’t have “a dog in that hunt”. Period. Full Stop. End. And, the United States should NEVER seek to put “a dog into that hunt”, now, or any time in the future.”

    The US doesn’t have a mortal threat to its security, but Europeans do. We have real alliances with some countries that are very close to Russia. A destabilized Europe, lurching toward armed confrontations is in nobody’s interest in the long term, not even Russia’s.

  8. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 10 hours ago

    @Nantucket19

    “This is a perfect example. The President was stating that he could not make big moves or make any promises as it was election season at the time. The GOTP has misrepresented that statement over and over and over again.”

    Well, let’s look at the exchange. You can tell me if I’m repeating it incorrectly.

    President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

    President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

    President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

    President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

    Arial thinks Obama was being naive about Putin. If so, it’s an obvious case of Obama telling our allies, If you like your missile defense, you can keep it”. Otherwise, Obama was selling false promises to the Russians in order to keep Putin quiet during the elections.

    Of course, the only thing really unusual was that the exchange was witnessed by the press. I won’t pick on Obama for slipping up, he’s certainly not the first leader to make that mistake. If anyone has a link to Obama himself explaining that in light of current events, I’d love to hear it. But, you really can’t have it both ways in absolving Obama.

  9. Ji2m

    Ji2m said, about 4 hours ago

    @Nantucket19

    What kind of “big moves” and “promises”? Whittling down the U.S. Military? Destroying and disabling ballistic missile defense systems? Yes, I imagine the general electorate wouldn’t take that well in an election year…

    Face it; Putin is making Obama his punk…
    20 January, 2017 amateur hour is over…

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