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Steve Benson

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  1. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 3 years ago

    Exactly!!!

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    It’s hard not to call you an idiot. republican chicken hawks? Are you insane?

    If you will think back, GW had a very slow build up of events before the attack was launched. He very carefully had sanction after sanction from the UN. He had an international coalition – 48 nations – that supported the endeavor. He went to congress and had congress authorize the use of force before it happened. Was it all a pack of lies? Did GWB – aka the shrub – whom you belittle incessantly, constantly saying how unintelligent he is, have such a vastly superior intellect that he could fool all those people?

    I didn’t support that war. I was in the minority at the time. Even though I am a card carrying member of the VFW.

    So tell me, what are the “false pretenses” involved this time?

    Is the use of chemical weapons against civilians acceptable to you?

    Should the USA bother to defend the innocent and those unable to defend themselves?

    Are diplomatic efforts putting an end to the death in Syria?

    Just a few of the many questions one should consider before pointing fingers at others.

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    You do know that Syria, unlike Libya, has the third strongest air defenses in the world? Oh, that’s right. You don’t deal well with real-world facts. John McCain wants us to invade, and that’s probably reason enough not to. His track record is zero for everything.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Republican chicken hawks. Yes. Because none of them volunteered for the military, and those that were drafted opted out “because they had other priorities.” And they had NO evidence of WMDs, and the administration fired the agents who had the truth. NONE of the other countries were with us until we promised lots of money, and the public — who were pretty well-informed — staged the largest protests in the history of the Earth. If you’re going to rewrite history, you’ve got to have a stupider audience.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Bush and Cheney have not been convicted of war crimes by any recognized court. The same group that organized Bush’s straw trial is now going after Obama for extra-judicial killings.

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Can you tell me why GW sent radical Islamist prisoners to Syria to be interrogated? Was Assad an ally of GW? The coalition consisted of token contributions from most of those allies.
    We destroyed the most progressive government in the Mideast and created more hatred for the U.S. Granted, Hussein was a tyrant to some of his own people. A real Bastard.

  7. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, let’s arm the rebels and at the same time try top avoid arming the radical islamists that are part of their group…

  8. Cinci Steve

    Cinci Steve GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This is what happens when low-information voters put a community organizer in the White House.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    Here are some truths:

    http://www.whoserved.com/congress.asp

    http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB80/

    So like I said. No support from me on that – or any – war.

    Still, it would seem that more republicans are vets than democrats so you should be railing against the democrat chickenhawks as well.

    Just for grins, what is YOUR service history?

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Justice22

    You say: “We destroyed the most progressive government in the Mideast”

    Maybe this is a reason why most of us think a progressive government is bad:

    From Wiki:

    Khan Dhari, west of Baghdad – Mass grave with the bodies of political prisoners from Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Fifteen victims were executed on 26 December 1998 and buried by prison authorities under the cover of darkness

    An execution on 10 December 1999 in Abu Ghraib claimed the lives of 101 people in one day. On 9 March 2000, 58 prisoners were killed at a time. The last corpse interred was number 993.

    Al-Zahedi, on the western outskirts of Baghdad – Secret graves near a civilian cemetery contain the remains of nearly 1,000 political prisoners. According to an eyewitness, 10 to 15 bodies arrived at a time from the Abu Ghraib prison and were buried by local civilians

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/correspondent/2785095.stm

    Of course this next one is a lie according to you.

    http://www.publications.steveplatt.net/halabja.htm

    But hey, we should just let a tyrant do his thing.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    “Was it all a pack of lies? Did GWB – aka the shrub – whom you belittle incessantly, constantly saying how unintelligent he is, have such a vastly superior intellect that he could fool all those people?”

    Well… yes, as it turns out, the WMD allegations against Iraq turned out to be lies. Unlike some of my liberal cohort, I seriously doubt that Bush deliberately lied, but I think Bush wanted to believe people who lied.

    Obviously, Bush was not an idiot. He was a gifted politician, but I think his world view was narrow & naive when he became President. I think he was easily manipulated by Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz & others who were aching for the chance to assert America’s status as the sole superpower.

    The sarin allegations are still tenuous. I question whether they are being advanced by people who want to push us into another war. Let’s face it, Iraq & Afghanistan did not achieve the desired results.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    You do know that Syria, unlike Libya, has the third strongest air defenses in the world?"

    Are you kidding? Syria has a much stronger air defense than Libya, but that claim is outrageous. Israel had no problem taking out a Syrian reactor in 2007. Given the fact that some of Syria’s defenses have fallen into rebel hands, they are already weakened.

    Still, I think any direct involvement by the U.S. would be counter-productive.

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    “Republican chicken hawks. Yes. Because none of them volunteered for the military, and those that were drafted opted out “because they had other priorities.”


    You have been drinking or smoking something or I’m completely missing your point. There hasn’t been a draft since Viet Nam. Iraq and Afghanistan forces were a volunteer force and I’m sure there were a few Republicans sprinkled in the mix, actually quite a few if the voter polls are to be believed.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “Of course, McGrouchy would have dropped dead from the stress of being president by 2010”

    I don’t think he would have died in office from stress.The stress training he received in Hanoi probably exceeded anything that he would see in later life.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    OK, I can see how you may believe that.

    People who have an agenda can “find” evidence or “interpret” the findings to show what they want.

    We all do it.

    “W” did not get to sit in that chair by being stupid. And you can speculate all you want on who influenced whom. In the greater scheme
    of things it’s all water under the bridge, over the dam, history.

    My concern now is this. Is Obama going to continue following in the footsteps of Bush? OR will he keep us out of another conflict in the middle-east? Or is that even possible now that he drew that line.

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