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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Are we keeping wars going just to make money off of them?

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Only the defense industry makes money, Wars are just one constant, huge waste of lives and money. Hopefully America will come to realize the futility of trying to be the world’s cop and just focus our efforts and resources at home…

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    That would be nice, would it not?

    We should at least get away from the fanaticism of the Middle East!

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    A rhetorical question.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    The CEOs and the general officers of our defence industry are not stupid. They recycle enough of their hard-earned dollars as baksheesh to government officials to ensure that the only ‘budget cuts’ are reductions in the annual increase from 20% to 19.5%, with screams that the cut is putting soldiers at risk, and, in consequence, the civilians at home relying on those soldiers for protection.


    So Congress and the President will give them even more than they asked (so even more will come back as baksheesh).

  6. barefootanarchist

    barefootanarchist said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Is there a mouse in your pocket? I am not keeping the wars going. I have nothing to do with it. Didn’t start it, either. Some fat suits behind closed door in Washington did. Stop with the collectiveness thinking.

    Also, I am not making money off the wars, or benefitting in any way. In fact, the wars are supposedly fought to protect my freedoms, but that is a line of crap to get people to support it. Seriously ask yourself if you are more or less free today than 10 years ago. If you are having trouble answering this, then go for a day trip to Canada or Mexico (Your papers, please). Try to fly somewhere within the borders (Turn your head and cough).

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    Didn’t Hagel used to ride in the Republican car? Did they kick him out?

  8. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, almost 2 years ago

    The Politicians denouncing Chuck Hegal have never heard a shot fired in anger, never held a buddy when he dies, never gotten their hands dirty in the real world.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michyle Glen

    “The Politicians denouncing Chuck Hegal have never heard a shot fired in anger, never held a buddy when he dies, never gotten their hands dirty in the real world.”


    I am always mildly amused at the casual reference people make about killing people (war or otherwise). They have no idea what it is like to be “in harms way,” experiencing the fear, the pain, the trauma that lives in your mind and never really goes away. I guess one of the reasons "Apocalypse Now " struck me so hard was when Brando was talking about the war and in his haunting voice described it as “the horror.” That nailed it.


    Many times in history it has been suggested (by the grunts) that if the country’s leaders had to take swords (or whatever current weapon) and slug it out between them there would be a hell of a lot fewer wars…

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @barefootanarchist

    If you pay taxes a percentage of that money goes to support the military and into war. So you are keeping the war going. But you might be getting a Bush tax break and pay no taxes.
    The economy has been run on war since WW II. Arms are great, you blow them up and they need replacement. Lots of right wing military contractors out there.
    Americans want the Afghan war to end and an end to Iraq where we still have troops.
    A small minority make money off war and it is in their interest to keep conflict going, think Bush/Halliburton/Cheney.
    Your right wing troll disguise is given up by your insulting words. As you can see I have no trouble answering your line of BS.
    This stupid ten years ago where you better line is really old and stupid. Since Bush totally bungled 911 in 2001 and made the world worse off no one is safe.
    Why don’t you right wingers point out that Obama signed onto the Bush wiretap law not to long ago?
    Why don’t you move to Russia since you hate freedom of speech?

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    The USA spends more than the next 13 countries combined. Some of them are our allies.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    This goes back to the founding of our nation. The Shay’s Rebellion was based upon veterans needing money to keep their homes from foreclosure. Sound Familiar?
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    Daniel Shays, outraged by the denial of paper money to prevent foreclosure on the lands of hardworking farmers, led a rebellion against the government to prove how serious the farmers of the time were. They had lost all of their land and property because of the postwar depression and Shays was fighting not only for himself but for his friends as well. Shays needed backup and Luke Day and his fleet were supposed to come and aid Shays during the attack, but because of a lack in communication, Shays was defeated and forced to flee.
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    http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/usa/shaysreb.html

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    You forget that was how wars were fought before gun powder. A relative of Winston Churchill carried a sword and shield along with his gun into battle in World War Two!.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    The signing of the National Security act of 1947 put us on a permanent war footing when it was implemented in 1950.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I believe we are still in a state of emergency.

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