Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago

    One of my daughters is named for Odyssius’s wife.
    Smart man Odysseus, he knew how not to listen to the song of death.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    And let us not forget that George H. W. Bush was proffered the SAME plan by the SAME people – and HE was smart enough to turn it down. Because THAT Bush actually spent some time out in the world and knew the neocon fantasy was just that.
    Sadly, he was right, and his son didn’t get it.

  3. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 2 years ago

    GHWB could have and was recommended to send troops into Bagdad to overthrow Hussein but other advisers told him he would own Iraq for years if he did so. He (imo) correctly recalled the troops and let the contractors repair the oil fields.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “Why does the US let the Saudis call the shots?”
    -
    Because the Bushes and the Saudis are close business partners.

  5. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 2 years ago

    Didn’t this latest mess come out Syria?

  6. Kathleen Cunningham

    Kathleen Cunningham GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Stipple

    There’s a wonderful book by Margaret Atwood entitled, “The Penelopiad,” about Penelope’s life as Odysseus’ wife from her point of view.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    And I should have added that GHWB disagreed with the Iraq invasion in 2003, as well.
    Unlike his son, George HW Bush built a strong international alliance — a real alliance, where in fact we not only spent no money, we arguably made a profit (cf. a friend of mine who was minor staff in the Bush White House) — to do a specific task, which was done quickly and efficiently. He resisted nation-building, and he was right to do so. He could have gone further had he wanted to. He was FAR more wise in international affairs than his son.

  8. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 2 years ago

    Do stuff in Iraq. Get people killed. Don’t do stuff in Iraq. Get people killed. Eyuck.

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