Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Well, I guess it’s obvious we should have nuked Moscow just to preserve peace and not seemed “wimpy”.

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 3 years ago

    It’s sad how easily little o got played…again.

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    We want dead people. We want bombing and killing! We don’t want diplomacy — that’s for wimps! Kill more kids!

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Cynicism as an art form…. Brilliant!
    You present the past in a way I’d not considered and I think we both hope you are wrong. For myself, Prince Bandar and the rest of the emirates of the Arab League should be the ones using all of the aircraft they’ve bought from the USA in order to enforce any no fly zones in the region. The US can offer support through our satellites and non combat drones, but the Islamist nations do not appreciate our ‘Christian Nation’ being police in their countries.
    Sadly, our legislators appear to have no understanding of history and their hubris is infinite.
    Good comment, sir.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    OK my silly opinion.

    Conservatives are said to “hate” Obama. Why? Because he is devious, slippery, a “Chicago Thug” (my fav) he lies, and so on ad nauseam.

    So if that is true (and not just an opinion with no basis in fact) why is it so hard to imagine Obama planning this whole charade?

    *Secret meeting"

    Obama: “I don’t care Kerry, say what ever just make sure you throw out there that a sure solution would be for Syria to give up those Chemicals”

    Kerry: “OK My Captain. But why?”

    Obama: “The Russian will jump on the chance to make me look bad, but in reality, they will get the chemicals out of play OR – in the downside – they will fail to do so but will be the scape goat for further civilian casualties”

    Kerry: “BRILLIANT

    Not that I think that either Obama or Kerry is smart enough to have made this plan, just that in this chaotic universe ANYTHING is possible……..LOL

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 3 years ago


    We do want diplomacy. We want diplomacy that leads to a good agreement. We can only have peace if we have the strength to keep the peace.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago


    How does Obama look bad? He got what he wanted, with no loss of life. (If it all works out.) It seems to me that Obama got Putin to play the tune Obama wanted to hear. I don’t see it as a defeat for either leader — it was a victory for both, and a victory (small but real) for diplomacy rather than war.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    Although I found the “red line” and the threat of attack on Syria as amateurism displayed on the world stage, I found his acceptance of Putin’s idea a bit of exceptionalism. It could have been ’It’s not my idea. Forget it.", but Obama considered Putin’s idea good and considered it a good direction to go. All of these cartoons showing Obama as being played strike me as cheap shots.

  9. eepatt

    eepatt said, about 3 years ago


    You are indeed correct. this works out well for everybody. Obama got(supposedly) an end to the use of chemical weapons, but he did not make a show of standing tall and strutting in order to look like a strong, decisive leader. Putin got what he wanted, too. He looks like a standing tall, decisive leader. Maybe he won’t need to take off his shirt so much now. The people who were played were the pundits who were essentially critics of Obama’s failure to look like a macho cowboy.

  10. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 3 years ago

    Of course the KGB leader of Russia used the top USA “useful idiot”…..and is playng Obama like a fiddle!
    Many other world leaders see our current occupant of the Oval Office in the same way, easy to dupe.
    Obama’s legacy is to be the 2-term Campaigner for the Democratic Politics Is All regime.

  11. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Ariail preferred the bombs? Really?

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago

    Like several others who have posted, I am completely mystified how Obama looks bad and looks weak. He got exactly what he wanted without firing one bullet or one cruise missile. Regardless of how this plays out, the chances of Assad using more poison gas against his people are zero. People have stepped back from the red line. Obama instigated the resistance to this International crime against humanity, and he did it against opposition from both sides. That takes strength, wisdom, and courage.
    The weakness comes from those who would disparage their President who handled a rather messy situation well, and who would rather credit just about anyone else no matter how much of a two-bit player.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 3 years ago

    Your post really says nothing. I ask, “How does Obama look bad” and you answer “Obama looks weak”. Use any quasi-synonym you like (“thin” “emaciated” “enervated” “wimpy”) but a synonym is not an argument. Let’s say a pizza costs $10, and you say “That’s cheap.” I ask, “How is that cheap?”, and you answer “That’s inexpensive.” That’s not an argument, you’re just restating your initial claim. You have to say, “Well, compared to the going rate for that size pizza…” I think Obama looks pretty good, and I said why. In the terms of this cartoon, Obama convinced Putin to play the tune Obama wanted to hear. That’s not weak, that’s a success.

  14. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 3 years ago

    For those whom expect any diplomat of the USA to have the same level of pull in Syria as a Russian diplomat should have a bullet put through their head, as it would clearly miss any brain it would give a great thing for medical examiners.

    The truth is that countries are predisposed to other countries, A peace plan fostered by Russia is still far more likely to work than the possibility of any peace plan occurring from the USA

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago


    I don’t know ’Cat. Maybe because Obama is good a saying stuff but not so good at the follow through? Whatever.

    I am also of the opinion that it matters not who gets the praise/blame, just so long as we do NOT start another war.

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