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Robert Ariail

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  1. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 1 year ago

    Harry Reid caneled the senate vote that was supposed to happen Wednesday.The dems knew they had no chance.

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    We should stay out of the Syria civil war.
    We should have stayed out of the Vietnam civil war.
    The “domino theory” of the Vietnam era turned out to be total B S.

  3. PICTO

    PICTO said, over 1 year ago

    He’s selling another idea that sucks.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    The Vietnamese War was not, and the Syrian War is not civil.


    The Vietnamese War was, and the Syria War is, a proxy war.


    In Vietnam, the US supported a weak and corrupt but Christian group. The USSR and China supported the Ho nationalists. The US lost the war and a great deal of money. The USSR and China had better logistics and spent far less to achieve victory.


    Iraq and Afghanistan had no allies, for a variety of reasons. And the US still bungled badly. In Iraq, the US could have gone in, captured Saddam, handed him over to the International Court, and left as saviours. But when Saddam was captured, oil hadn’t gotten up to $150, which was the main administration goal. But it eventually got there (or close as dammit), so the Iraq War was a complete victory for Bush, jr and Friends who made a fortune. (Not so much a victory for the US, though, but our leaders focus on their own, well-informed goals, not the ideas of the uninformed rabble. And this goes for the last three presidents, not just Bush, jr.)


    Syria, of course, has very strong backing from Iran (for economic and religious reasons) and from Russia (for economic and religious reasons) and weak backing from China (for economic reasons). And Russia and Iran have much better logistics than the US.


    So …

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Another great post, Michael.
    What do you think of Russia’s willingness to back Kerry’s suggestion of the Int’l community going in to secure and monitor the wmds still in Syria? I found that a hopeful suggestion and one that could defer a military strike.
    Thoughts?
    Sincerely,
    C.

  6. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The classic story of The Little Boy Whose Predecessor Cried Wolf.

  7. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, over 1 year ago

    What’s he selling? Us, down the river.

  8. r2varney

    r2varney said, over 1 year ago

    You should all be grateful that in “selling” it is your choice to “buy”. The decision to start a preemptive war should not be taken lightly.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    It’s my opinion that the deepest core of this matter has little to do with Islamofascism, or human rights, or Israel, or even oil. I think there are a lot of grey-haired, hard-faced men still stalking the halls of power who refuse to believe that the Cold War is over, and their ultimate prize in the Middle East is Iran- not for stability’s sake, but to remove all Russian influence from the region.
    It’s all just another proxy war to them, and they just can’t sleep at night until they finally “beat the Ruskies once and for all”.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @me9970

    Gosh, no — it seems totally clear that this plan has been in the works for some days — at least back to the G20 meetings, and perhaps before. Obama and Putin had initial discussions, then Putin had to sound out Syria. Kerry then made it public in a way that committed no one, then Putin and Syria came on board, and Obama himself supported the idea. All very carefully orchestrated so that no one is caught out on a limb. It’s not a done deal, by a long shot, but there’s a least a chance now that the strike can be avoided.

  11. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @PICTO

    Pretty much sums it up.

  12. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 1 year ago

    If he was a Republican all you right wingers would be saying attacking Syeria was the best idea since sliced bread. give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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    Given the international support for the new “Russian” plan to get everyone involved in Syria, not just the U.S., with a plan even Israel will endorse, and given Obama’s long reluctance to support war and military action, and Kerrry’s, is it possible they’ve just very wisely “punk’d” all the chickenhawks and morons?

    Let us hope the “community” will not only remove the offending weapons , but back it up with action in the ICC , that organization the US has refused to support in the past.

  14. r2varney

    r2varney said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    Barack Obama is not able to handle responsibility.
    .
    Hard to tell what your criteria on responsibility is.

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