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Steve Kelley

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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 2 years ago

    The bumbler strikes again.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 2 years ago

    A complex fluid situation that is showing progress. The Monday morning quarterbacks should stick to football.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    If the saber rattling serves to stop the need to employ the sabers that’s not waffling that’s carrying a big stick.

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @mskemple

    I also thought the speech was good, within the limits of the politically possible. Keep the pressure on but try diplomacy. But what do I know, I’m just another silly leftist.

  5. martens is fed up

    martens is fed up said, almost 2 years ago

    @lonecat

    Agreed (with both of you). And I think the courage of Obama and Kerry in carrying out this strategy is unappreciated by many of the observers posting here. But what do I know, I’m just a marten…

  6. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, almost 2 years ago

    @ODon

    you don’t get it

  7. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    Perhaps you can explain it to me…

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    At the turn of the LAST century, Teddy Roosevelt said: “Walk softly, and carry a big stick.” That was in a day when communication between folks took days, not seconds, and “facebook” was actually folks standing face to face and communicating, or writing letters that required a degree of literacy, and intelligence.


    Now, even a “casual off hand comment”, can carry huge significance as a threat of “big stick”, or a version of “walk softly”. The responding public has instant communication, and analysis from those telling them what to think, and how to object, to what they know nothing about, but they will accept blindly the rebuttal, without actual question.


    Teddy was a Republican, and a Progressive, which with today’s “righties” was his greatest sin, well, maybe not just today, as he DID have to start the Bullmoose party when the base party didn’t like actually caring more about people, than corporations and the “One percenters”, who were far less than one precent back then.


    To reject “My mind is made up don’t confuse me with facts”, or the ability to force change, is sound. Then reacting to those changes you’ve accomplished by letting the new situation WORK, is not “lying”, but it IS “statecraft” in today’s world. It also gets far fewer people killed in the long run.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    " Someone might get hurt with all of his rattling and no saber."

    The President certainly has a saber to rattle. He was wrong on the “red line” thing and he was wrong on making as blatant a threat to Syria as he did. It demonstrated a certain amateurishness in handling international relations, particularly on something as complex as the situation in Syria poses.

    Credit is due him, however, for remembering that we are a representative republic and going to Congress for strike authorization. He should also be given credit for not letting pride override good sense when he rapidly adapted to Putin’s proposal and asked Congress to delay the strike vote on Syria and await further developments.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @mskemple

    Just responding to your tone. I try to avoid engaging with the shrill voices, on either side.

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mskemple

    Nice post, thanks for the apropos chess reference as well.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    I’m wondering which advisors he may have ignored, or hearkened to on his actions. It had to be measured response. It may have been a persuasive move, a verbal joust that was intended to accomplish movement from other parties. I’m sure he was aware of the criticism that was going to be leveled at him no matter how he responded to the Syrian problem.

  13. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    What’s not working? The gas has been shut off; all parties are negotiating. Isn’t the new GOOD?

  14. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harleyquinn

    It’s become abundantly clear that it’s impossible for you to give the President any credit whatsoever, for anything. Your posts of non-stop rants just aren’t worth reading, anymore.

  15. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I guess it’s easier to make cartoons if you don’t confuse yourself by actually listening to what the man has to say.

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