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Robert Ariail

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    A NK expert said that children learn math with problems like 2 dead Americans plus 2 dead Americans equals how many dead Americans? Remarkable what a restrictive gov’t can do if they control what children learn.
    It’s too bad Mr. Bush and Cheney were distracted in Iraq while NK was testing its first nuclear explosion.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Your second comment is great. Delete the first one, you’re just making an uncivil ego happy.
    I think Gandhi and Jesus would agree with me. ;)

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “It’s too bad Mr. Bush and Cheney were distracted in Iraq while NK was testing its first nuclear explosion.”

    I’m sure that we can blame many administrations for ignoring many threats. But I’d like to point out that Mr. Bush called North Korea, Iran, and Iraq the “Axis of Evil”. Then he invaded the only one of the three that was not actively involved in a nuke program. What was the message there? That unless you’re working on a nuke program, you’re more likely to get invaded.

    What have Iran and North Korea chosen to increase efforts to achieve since then?

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Obama has been reacting to GOP obstructionism, “bypassing” Congress with executive orders, as have every president sinre they were first used. I believe Bush II used more than anyone. And it was Nixon who said, “If the President does it, that makes it legal”

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Of course it is Bush’s fault. This administration bears no fault for anything in the last five years.

    Perhaps NK feels that it has free reign because the American administration is very weak when it comes to foreign policy. And simply wrong when it comes to domestic policy.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    @Tax Man

    with a nod to Howie and Scott.
    We can go back to the Eisenhower administration examining the mistakes made by the world in dealing with NK.
    One of the reasons NK is so angry right now is this Administration has been able to build a consensus between nations that has caused further hardship for the NK leadership. I once compared NK to a rat in a corner surrounded by overfed cats who just want to sleep and ignore the rodent, but the rodent is hungry, mad, and stupid.
    If Mr. Bush had been more willing to deal with NK when they detonated their first nuke, I suggest NK would not have the “capability” it has now.
    I Play One on TV is right. Mr. Bush warned us of the axis of evil, but chose to involve us with the least dangerous of those three nations.
    This administration has plenty of blame on its plate, but unlike Mr. Bush, Mr. Obama has nearly no one on the other side of the aisle with whom to work, and when one of them does step up to be helpful, they are punished.
    I could be more supportive of the blame folks want to heap on him if he had had at least as much help as the Dems gave Bush.
    It wasn’t much, but compared to what Obama gets in support from the Republicans, it was quite substantial.
    I appreciate your replies, especially in tone. While we disagree most of the time, it is good to think we could still be at the same cook out without fighting.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The simple fact is that under the “Clinton model” of granting fuel and food, NK DID suspend their nuclear program, and dismantled several production and test facilities. In came “W”, and of course Cheney, Rumsfeld, Feith, and the “peace brigade” to shut down the program and launch insults at N. Korea, Iran, Iraq, et al,, start two needless wars, and proclaim themselves “Kings of the World”.

    All those upset when folks “blame Bush”, should look at the REAL record and realize there are MANY REASONS VALID ONES, for “blaming Bush” for the damage his administration has done to the nation, and the world. Just ask Colin Powell and others with reputations, and careers, destroyed by that regime.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Swr, I can’t recall having noticed your posts for awhile. You have an unkind way of making your point, and I find that people who deal in absolutes rarely want a dialectic conversation. Are you as certain of your position as your comments imply?
    Jesus didn’t like pharisees very much. He felt they hid behind their self righteousness and used their “holier than thou” attitude to judge everyone else. Jesus also didn’t like moneychangers who made their money off of the labor and toil of people who actually produced something. He did seem to like everybody else. He was often criticized for associating with ‘sinners’.
    Your words reminded me of a song….
    Take care, swr.

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