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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Much more appropriate to have drawn “W”.

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    With Cheney.

  3. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 3 years ago

    Some small minds must have come up with this idea.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Somehow I don’t feel that Obama is the real issue here. The real issue is war or peace. I didn’t particularly like the way Obama has handled the whole situation, but as of now, I am pleased that the US is not going to strike in Syria. Exactly how that happened, who gets praise or blame, seems less important.
    The war in Syria is terrible. I don’t believe, however, that the US should intervene. I really think US intervention would only make things worse, for pretty much everyone. I wish there were some kind of solution, but I don’t see one, and I don’t see a lot of good suggestions out there. Some people say that there has to be a negotiated settlement. That would be good. Of course Russia has to be involved in that, and just maybe there is a little more chance of that now.
    I certainly oppose the use of chemical weapons, and I’m not persuaded by the argument that they are no big deal because you can kill 100,000 people without them. They are a big deal. But I don’t think a military strike would have been the proper response. I think Obama should have called for something like what’s now being proposed. Well, we got there, maybe, and that’s really the point. Perhaps this was all Obama’s plan from the beginning. (Highly unlikely.) Perhaps Obama was totally outmaneuvered by Putin. (What? Obama got pretty much what he wanted and didn’t have to get his foot stuck in the quicksand.) Perhaps Obama and Putin were both improvising, and managed together to pull out something that may work. (Probably what happened.) I think it’s a mistake to concentrate on the loving or hating particular politicians. The people out there in the world, living and dying, hoping and suffering, those are the people who really matter.

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Nice post lonecat. I share some of your sentiments about how this Syrian crisis was approached. It’s important to remember that one man managing a long list of problems isn’t infallible. I’m finishing Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow. It’s amazing how bitterly Alexander Hamilton feuded with Jefferson and Madison. Despite all he had done, Washington was targeted and viciously misrepresented and maligned by political groups designed by Jefferson and Madison. Men he trusted and gave cabinet posts to, stabbed him in the back throughout his presidency.

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Science Magazine has an interesting set of articles on how scientists investigate chemical attacks. see

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The UnitedNations is formally in charge of investigating Syria’s use of Sarin gas on its citizens. The U.N. has entrusted most of the work to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons(OPCW) in the Hague. Syria was one of the few countries NOT to sign the 1993 global agreement banning chemical arms.The U.N. Taps Special Labs To Investigate Syrian Attack @

  8. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    NO War! If it’s It may be That tiny to him, but to them it will be like Pearl Harbor BIG to them.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    My reference was relative to a number of factors beside the fact that “W” long was giving Narcissus a run for his mirror, ‘er, money. From being raised with a silver spoon, bankrupting the OIL companies his name and family connections got him into, failure and arrogance relative to his early Congressional campaign, more egregiously the only job he loved as Governor of Texas -executing prisoners, and holding the record until “Rickless” Perry came along with an even bigger ego. Then of course there was the small minded arrogance of the war on Afghanistan (not bin Laden) and finally the hundreds of thousands he and Cheney (ego and greed in a remarkable blend) with their friends and “advisors” killed, not to mention some 5,000 of OUR OWN.Then there’s the desertion from the National Guard.

    Fool suffering himself, and others defend "w’ no matter what real evidence comes up, for the simple reason they can’t say their true “objection” to Obama, not that he, yes, had to have some “sugar daddies” to help him up with his political career as well, rather their REAL problem is that he’s that “Uppity ‘Nigerian’”! Period.

    Simple psychological comparison from “W” to Obama, and you’ve got a lot more to pick from the DSM IV with George Jr than Barack.

    Using the Faux/LImbaugh techniques of falsehoods, arrogant stupidity, and misdirection with fraud, Is popular with the radical (and “religious”) right. Facts just frighten them.

    Lastly, I’ve often been critical of Obama’s actions on oil leases, giving in to Republican frauds in the ACA, and the handling of Syria, that gave morons the ability to keep reversing THEMSELVES, and blaming him for long-standing federal operational failings, called political appointees left over from the Bush administrations.

  10. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m sure you are using the term ‘Redneck’ in an endearing way, right?

    There are plenty of commentators on both sides of the fence who are offensive and hateful. Regardless of the length of their posts.

  11. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago


    Then there is Harleyquinn, not sure what side he takes, very long posts that are incomprehensible to the point they do not get read. Or else broken into ten separate shorter posts in a row.
    Still incoherent.
    Some long posts are thought out, some are not. Some short posts make good points, some do not.
    Grading all posts by length cannot be seriously taken as advice.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago


    “Somehow I don’t feel that Obama is the real issue here. The real issue is war or peace.”

    Well done. Fully half of the comments on this thread are either placing blame or name-calling. I don’t think we’ll learn.

    I used to work in a business which was based on blame and punishment. Morale was terrible, and turnover was incredibly stressful to the people who remained. I am now in an environment where problems are accepted for “where we are now”. Once we accept where we are, we have two goals: one is to fix the problem, and the other is to try to come up with a policy to avoid a repeat of the problem. Morale is good, people feel that they belong, and turnover is virtually non-existent.

    The only cure for childish behavior is to grow up.

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  14. martens

    martens said, almost 3 years ago

    Yes, but if you missed the fact that they are also intelligent and realistic enough to look to their best interests independent of what we may choose, you missed that they don’t really care if what is in their best interests is also in our best interests…in this case, that may well be how they see it. Do read Putin’s Op-Ed in the Times and the analysis of it in the washPost.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    I guess you missed my post a couple of days ago in which I said that Putin is interested only in Russia’s national interest and his own self interest. But the way the situation has developed, he seems now to think that his interests will be best served by putting pressure on Assad to make a deal about chemical weapons.

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