Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you George W. Bush. The gift that keeps on giving.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    Good Heaven NO!! Not the incredible theories of the birthplace deniers again!,BR>

    Besides which, at the peak of such military activity under the last administration, there were well over 220,000 boots-on-the-ground troops in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, for all practical purposes, there are none left in Iraq, and we are now in the process of drawing down the number of ground troops in Afghanistan from a high of about 90,000 to a low of some 60,000 by the end of this month. And even those will be drawn down to only about 34,000 by the end of February 2014, and effectively (like Iraq) zero by the end of 2014.

    Further, (and NOT because he does not have the authority to do so) the current president has deferred to the generals in charge, the actual numbers of ground troops to be drawn down in Afghanistan. And it is they that would hold up such troop withdrawals until after the “fighting season” ends this fall!!!!

  3. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    Ugly cartoon and unfortunately very well done Ted. Great job!

  4. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 3 years ago

    “…The Republicans never would have brought it up.” This is utter nonsense and your grammar and punctuation (not surprisingly) stink.

  5. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 3 years ago

    If you think braindead08’s comment leaves a lot to be desired, wait until you see bd01 thru 07.

  6. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 3 years ago

    Republicans never made the claim that the Bamster was born in Kenya, the Birther nuts did. Unforturnately, a very serious point got ignored in this controversy: it’s quite possible, based on indisputable facts, that Obama leagally lost his US citizenship while a youth and that it was never restored properly. And there is plenty of evidence that he was presenting himself sometime in his teens as “a foreign exchange student from Indonesia”. The idea that he was born in Kenya is goofy.

  7. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, over 3 years ago

    Bush allowed this war to happen. Who, then, are we to blame?

    As for the President’s place of birth, what proof do you offer?

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago


    Am I wrong, or has George W. Bush been living a nice retired life in Texas for the last five years?

    The current CIC could make some major changes to bring our soldiers home today, but he is in charge (NOT Bush) and he’s not doing it.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    For all that this country proclaims to love its veterans, we’ve been shortchanging them for decades.

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    In his mind the Democrats created the birthers, the deathers, and the Tea Party.

  11. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, over 3 years ago

    To say that Obama has deferred to the generals is disingenuous. The generals are there to make strategic and tactical decisions to carry out the will of the president. Deciding to prosecute a war is a political decision, NOT a military decision in the United States. If Obama has deferred to the generals, he has either abrogated his responsibility as the president to make the decision whether or not to be in a state of war, or he has decided to continue the war and is attempting to blame it on his generals. This is one that he cannot blame on someone else. No-one else has the authority to wage a war.

  12. D PB

    D PB said, over 3 years ago

    You are either stupid, lazy or both.

    A simple search of Google turned up numerous sources, you won’t read or like, that supports Tigger’s contention.

    Here’s just one for you from Politico, hardly a bastion of conservative talking points.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Don’t disagree, Chill. After years of hearing Bush declare that he ‘listened to his commanders on the ground’, Obama evidently felt he had to do the same.
    To no one’s surprise, those commanders requested more troops and Obama supplied them. He also tried a surge, with the same results.
    Now, he realizes there is no possibility of winning a conventional ground war and is drawing down the troops with withdrawl next year.
    BTW, Bush listened to his commanders very carefully. Any time they said anything in public that the war effort was going less than swimmingly, they were immediately replaced.
    Whatever progress we were making or would have made in Afghanistan, was torpedoed by the invasion of Iraq.
    And no one has come forward, as yet, with a plausible explanation of why the administration (not just Bush) was so eager to invade Iraq.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Well, you know, most of those veterans are part of the 47% and it’s just Wrong to give govt. handouts to those people.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “You forget, it was Hillary Clinton who was the first to allege Obama was born in Kenya, and not the USA.”

    More of your creative “paraphrasing”, I see. Hillary did not make any allegations about Obama’s birth. The first allegations came from some desperate, anonymous pro-Clinton supporters on the Internet.

    Pretending that Republicans would have never thought of making an issue of Obama’s heritage is ridiculous. Even though Democrats did start the theories, it has been Republicans who were the biggest losers believers in birther claims.

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