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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Good Toon.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    " Now it is USA bugs out and we see what happens when we just leave." The ONLY real difference is that our own wonderful young people are no longer coming back in coffins, or with their bodies and minds shattered!!

    And I hope our current president is intelligent enough to keep it that way!! Also, if you are so worried about Israel, try to remember that they consider themselves to be the chosen of the God that created this entire universe. So what would make you feel that if he can not protect his own chosen, then just exactly how is the USA supposed to do it instead?! Or don’t you even bother to read the book (the bible) that supposedly is behind all of this?

  3. Adam Sherlock

    Adam Sherlock said, over 2 years ago

    There are only certain justifiable reasons to go to war.
    1) Protect your own country from invasion – not so in the any of the Middle East involvements.
    2) Help defend a weaker country from a stronger more aggressive attacker. – This was the case for Kuwait, but not for Iraq, Afghanistan etc etc.

    That is it.

    Anything else we become the invading country, and it is virtually certain that an invader eventually loses. We did not “win” Afghanistan, Iraq. Unless they want you there we have no business to be there.

    We (The West) went to war on false pretences – it was all about being seen to do something, rather than doing something right!

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    Fanatical Islam may not be in the bible, but equally inflammatory wording can be found there.

    For example, if you want to know how to properly disembowel a pregnant woman, read God’s instructions before the battle of Jericho.

    The bible tells us how to treat our slaves and tells us to take our unruly children to town so the townspeople can stone them to death.

    Modern Jews and Christians ignore these portions, but they’re there, and there are many examples of interfaith violence spanning recent decades (see England vs. Irish Republican Army, for one example).

    Whenever one does something in the name of the Supreme Being, it is justified, regardless of how awful or heinous. This is the true downside to religious dogma. If you want to find justification to be mean, hateful, and murderous, and if you look hard enough, you will be able to find it in your chosen Holy Book. Imagining that this is unique to Islam may help you feel your religion is more “civilized”, but that is simply fantasy.

  5. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago

    When Paul Begala is unhappy with Obama, you know something is wrong.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    The United States has never lost any war it has taken part in. Any war that the United States does lose immediately becomes a “police action” and doesn’t count.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    " If only we had stuck around a generation or two, ala Japan/Germany or any other country"
    Spoken like someone with no risk of seeing himself or anyone he cares for sent off to “stick around”. But hey, it’s easy to send other people out to suffer and die for what you think is right, no?
    By the way, do you think we’d be paying for forty years of occupation with more tax cuts for the rich?

  8. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Obama is smart enough to be trying to get us out of the entire Middle East . We didn’t “break it in the first place”, as many of those who advocate American participation claim. Middle Eastern society has been broken for longer than the United States has existed. In the history of that region, peace has been a rare situation, always imposed by a government strong enough to prevent people who would otherwise be shooting (or throwing spears at) each other from doing so. It can’t be any different when the majority of people would shoot each other over religious differences that would be considered trivial by anyone who had any education that involved more than one book. And, those who are uneducated are convenient tools to gain power for those few who are not, which provides encouragement to keep them uneducated.But the saying " the enemy of my enemy is my friend" does not apply in this case. Each side is our enemy. We are “infidels”, making us more “killable” to each side than the other side and going over there to interfere is of no value to the American people. We need to simply stand back, allow them to manage their affairs however they would if we didn’t exist, and maybe in a few hundred years they will work it out. Once they realize that we have lost interest in them, perhaps they will return the favor and ignore us too. Killing each other is a more immediate goal.In those cases where we can infuse some actual education into the mix, that probably would be helpful— which is why they hate teachers more than soldiers. But military interference from America accomplishes nothing except creating hatred for our country, and leaving tanks, guns and bullets where they can be used to prolong the fighting. Granted, mutual hatred for America could bring the two sides together sooner than might otherwise be the case, to attack us, but that doesn’t seem to me to be a desirable outcome. Ultimately, each country belongs to the citizens of that country, and until they fix it themselves, it ain’t fixed.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    ^Like Catholics and Protestants have such a history of love and cooperation? How ’bout the hundreds of divisions just within the Baptist “faith”? 30,000 “Christian” sects around the world, ah, yes, unanimity of thought and belief!!

  10. Lachplesis

    Lachplesis said, over 2 years ago

    this description of the sons of Ishmael was given in Genesis.. it hasnt changed… nor will it.. .. not until the end of time as we know it.

  11. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    This is a late post, so I doubt many will read it.

    During the 1700’s 1800’s and early 1900’s, part of the justification (rationalizing) for colonialism was the concept of “the White Man’s Burden”. The White Christain European had an obligation to civilize the savage, and bring law and enlightenment to their lands. Admittedly, this was a racist view, arising from the false pride of white supremacy.

    In Saturday morning’s paper, I read about how a group of men in India gang-raped a 14 year old girl, because her older brother was accused of rape of one of their clan. Incidents of public rapes have been reported in India for a while now. I cannot recount all the stories I have read about how women are treated (abused) in the Muslim world. Slavery has outlasted the American 13th amendment, and is alive and prospering in central Africa. Cannabalistic practice is still found in parts of Africa. The brutality of the murders and executions in Iraq today (And Iran) shows an utter lack of justice, compassion or self-examination.

    Yes, brutality can exist even in advanced countries (Nazi Germany, American extermination of native tribes, the Armenian Genocide by Turks) I guess our white colonizers just didn’t get that part of the job done.

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