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  1. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

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

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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, over 3 years ago

    @mickey1339

    That would be nice, would it not?

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

  4. barefootanarchist

    barefootanarchist said, over 3 years ago

    @Radish

    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).

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

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

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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.”


    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…

  7. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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?

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @mickey1339

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

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    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

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 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!.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Radish

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

  12. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I believe we are still in a state of emergency.

  13. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago

    I read a great book a few years ago titled “World War I” by John Keegan, a respected British military historian. He said that in hindsight, a big war in Europe in that era was inevitable. The industrial revolution improved productivity so much and so quickly that goverments could afford much larger peacetime armies. Prior to that, soldiers tended to be the sons of the upper classes, and the armies were therefor much smaller. But more tax dollars enabled much larger armies hired from a larger demographic. (He didn’t say they NEEDED these larger peactime armies, only that they could AFFORD them, but that was evidently reason enough to create them.) And with that came the sense that a war could be won. Keegan said that if it wasn’t Germany’s desire to expand its reaches, there eventually would have been another catalyst.
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    That same thinking has grown out of control. Today, a century later, we accept annual increases to our military budget, EVEN THOUGH WE CAN’T AFFORD THEM, but question what we spend on education, infrastructure, food safety and healthcare. This paradigm has to be broken.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hmm, it was the Republicans who got us into Afghanistan and Iraq who should have the yellow car, certainly not Hagel, with his TWO Purple Hearts. I found it amazing that not a single Republican in the administration pushing for that war, served in combat, and several were draft-dodgers, or deserters.

  15. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    The GOP can only prove their manhood by starting wars. And waving flags. And polishing their lapel pins. That’s about it.

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