Ted Rall by Ted Rall

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  1. comyics

    comyics said, over 4 years ago

    Maybe the minerals were found first before they entered.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, over 4 years ago

    comYics, I wouldn’t be surprised.

  3. sirromsirrom

    sirromsirrom said, over 4 years ago

    This is a much more conventional cartooning approach than the last one. As comYics implied, the studies on the minerals were done some time in the past, and the timing of the “news” seems somewhat suspect to me. I wish Ted had gone beyond the obvious surface conclusion that many other cartoonists might have drawn, into a more insidious conspiratorial motivation: Americans now have a reason to feel better about the enterprise and think there’s a tangible reason for us to be there. Is this really a game-changer, or just another Pandora’s box of new complications?

  4. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 4 years ago

    Whenever the minerals were actually confirmed to be there (the story in the NY Times makes it seem possible they’ve been known about for a while if you read between the lines) they will surely be a reason to attract American investment and thus more and more attention from our global overseas corporate security guards aka the US military.

  5. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    LoL @ “Jihad #1!”

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    When were we supposed to leave Afghanistan again?

  7. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, over 4 years ago

    Radish, I can’t remember either. Was it before or after Gitmo was closed?

  8. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Just get out, let them keep their bleeep metals but never allow them to sell it to anyone.

    You can’t eat gold.

  9. killbillvs007

    killbillvs007 said, over 4 years ago

    @Radish

    I realize you both are being cynical, but

    While accounting for matters “on the ground”, its 2011, so the president can be held accountable for lack of progress in Afghanistan during the 2012 campaign cycle. Which I think starts November 3rd 2010.

    And I’ll use that to point out you are pointing out all the things America had screwed up 1-20- 2001 through 1-20-09.

    If only we’d paid attention to the little things like AF/Pak in 2003, and the rule of law keeping torture out of the public tool box of interrogation…

    I’ll have the bacon double cheeseburger with cottage fries, but make it a diet coke, I’m on a diet. Anyone want an appetizer?

  10. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ^^ Kirby can.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    And why are we still in Iraq?

  12. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 4 years ago

    Those resources belong to the people of those nations, not halliburton or wall street.

  13. Lavocat

    Lavocat said, over 4 years ago

    Another war, another Friedman Unit, based, yet again, on yet more expedient, after-the fact reasons.

    The Americans aren’t even pretending any more. They just make up whatever bleeep they want and run with it. It is no longer the rule of law, it’s the rule of the gun. Is it any wonder Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons.

    The United States has now become the Evil Empire. Ronnie Raygun would be so proud!

    Seriously, does anyone honestly still believe that this is going to end well - or at all?

  14. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 4 years ago

    The Pentagon has plans in place for a “Long War” of 50 -70 years duration.

  15. nemesis-of-empire

    nemesis-of-empire said, over 4 years ago

    End? Why should the Empire ever end?

    You love it too much to ever let go. You love murder, and despoilation, and degrading people too much to ever, ever, ever, ever, let go of it.

    You’ll invade Mexico with a stick and a handful of mud before you’ll let go your dream of ruining the world.

    Go to it, sickies. Strangle on your own hate. I love it. Hate, hate, hate, hate, DIE.

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