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Robert Ariail

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    ^Hiram, exactly what I’ve been noting, and remembering speaking out that we couldn’t know which “rebels” to back, but the right wanted them armed, and NOW by golly! Now that ISIS/IS, one of their proposed recipients has gone sour, it’s Obama’s fault that we didn’t fund Assad? Or do we still hate him? Or do we bomb Delhi for sending an American some bad curry??


    Ah yes, our Muslim, Kenyan, Commie failed because he didn’t destroy Assad AND all the Rebels, and send Condoleezza Rice in to run another colony.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    @Hiram Bingham

    Sure they know what they want: More gun sales and more dead brown people.

    Besides, nothing bad ever happens when we arm a poorly-understood group to fight a shadow war for us! Well, there was that one time back in ’01 where we got bit in the rump pretty hard by that strategy, but what does that matter now?

  3. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, almost 2 years ago

    @Hiram Bingham

    ISIS is what you sometimes get when you don’t give support to moderate elements in a mideast rebellion, allowing the better-funded extremist groups to take over instead. ISIS wasn’t what we started with when President Obama refused to give support to rebel groups and did nothing as they were gassed, but it certainly is what we have now.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Limbaugh was on a toot a little bit ago on how “accidentally brilliant” Obama was in not supporting the Rebels (like ISIS) against Assad, which, back then, he was among the righties calling for arming them!! Like right-wing politicians, he seems to forget his programs are on tape, and HE puts ’em there!


    It’s hard to keep up with “the right” anymore as their positions are spinning like tops.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Remember when McCain went over to identify the “moderate” rebels, and had his picture taken with them? Then reporters were able to identify the Islamic radicals in the crowd around him? I think conservatives have a lot of over-confidence in their mystical ability to look into people’s eyes and read their souls. And Cubefarmer is even more delusional than most of the loony birds.

  6. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Why does “Obama” looked dismayed. He loves Islamic extremists. He thinks we can “negotiate” with all of them.

  7. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, FDR, Churchill and Stalin had to cooperate, once upon a time!

  8. Quipss

    Quipss said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    The trick to a good presidency should be tactile nuclear strikes. You get rid of Rebels, Military AND civilians so there is no risk of counter insurgency.

    To quote a wise show “We will convert them… to radioactive vapour”.

    Ultimately it seems the largest part of the problem is that people decide that the country must do something. Something military. When many conflicts are hopeless quagmires.
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    The best approach in quagmires is non-military. That is food, water and medical aid and open door refugee policies. You will alleviate civilian suffering and casualties and the risk of food falling into the wrong hands does not really exist (so what if a jihad gets his hands on a can of ravioli).
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    However this approach does not emphasize “Strength” and "Determination " nor does it lead to any patriotic outpour. It only benefits civilians.

  9. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, almost 2 years ago

    “Minor problem, there ARE NO MODERATE ELEMENTS WILLING TO FIGHT.”
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    That wasn’t the opinion of President Obama at least as recently as this year:
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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/26/politics/syria-us-opposition-funding/index.html
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    Of course, by the time that he had gotten around to asking to fund moderate elements they had diminished to a small part of the Syrian rebellion:
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    http://www.npr.org/2014/07/29/336228189/u-s-aid-to-rebels-in-syria-too-little-too-late
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    Now, as you say, ISIS is killing moderates wherever they control the ground. Great job, President Obama.

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