Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 1 year ago

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/31/international/worldspecial/31CND-IRAQ.html

    To refresh your memories, fellow commenters.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    So Hillary should be in jail and never allowed to be Prez since she voted for it, right?

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Come on, Ted. You’re drinking Cheney’s Kool-aid again.
    Al-Qaeda wasn’t in Iraq.
    They thought that Saddam was too secular, and he had all the dissidents like them shot.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    Verb tense is important. Al Qaeda was not in Iraq when Saddam was President. Fortunately, the Bush, jr administration got rid of Saddam, and issued a red-carpet invitation that brought them into Iraq in droves. Great work by one of our greatest presidents: if they’re in Iraq, they’re not in the US.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Then Obama finished the job by letting them have the country with no opposition….

  6. donaldrk30

    donaldrk30 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hi Michael,
    We thought that about the Japanese and Germans a few years back. Unfortunately, like Al Qaeda, they had big dreams too. Bush Jr. was and is a #$%^&*$ idiot who is a passable painter. UGH! Greatest President! Pass the Compazine!

  7. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 1 year ago

    You people are too political and cynical. This isn’t about parties, or terrorism – you have to look at the good side. Think of all the money those contractors were making, and how that stimulated the economy. Well, I guess technically, there weren’t any contracts, at least no bidding on them.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    Agreed. But, Obama made no effort to get a Status of Forces agreement and a residual presence in the country like the US did in Europe after WW 2, in Korea, or Kosovo. That presence was largely what kept a hard earned peace.
    Obama, being the neophyte amateur at foreign policy he is failed and his having idiots as advisors in this area didn’t help.

  9. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 1 year ago

    Of course Al Qaeda is in charge today. They are basically a branch of the See Eye A. I absolutely agree with the premise with this caveat; “foreign wars” are truly meaningless (Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq). I can imagine a scenario where “war” truly is meaningful, but we haven’t seen it in quite a long time!

  10. jerry6665

    jerry6665 said, over 1 year ago

    uh, skippy,
    get the facts straight. throwing psuedo-patriotic phrases into your post doesn’t make it any more true than most of those posts you’ve made. iraq was destroyed under bush. billions of dollars-entire pallets of money-were stolen under bush. the most civilians were killed under bush. let’s not even discuss the destruction of the ‘hearts and minds’ under bush.
    and, you wonder why al queda is back? talk to someone who lived in the middle east, or better still, talk to many someones who lived there. iraq still doesn’t have water service in most places and the and the utilities are still a shambles- which is how we left them, b.t.w.
    the people who whine that obama blames bush for everything forget or ignore that it was bush who did this all and that obama was left a steaming pile to clean up. and, you know it takes many times as long to clean up a mess than it did to make it.
    sheesh.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    Clark Kent ONLY mentioned “cheney/shrub/rumsfeld”, so Conservgov only went by what he typed.

  12. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 1 year ago

    @Enoki

    Then Obama finished the job by letting them have the country with no opposition…."
    Let them have the country?! Was it ours to keep (or give away)? And what would you have us do, stay there forever? Sorry, shouldn’t a been there, best policy at any time is LEAVE NOW.

  13. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 1 year ago

    Obama appeased them? Nonsense. How about your hero, Ronald Reagan, selling them Stinger missiles and other weapons to finance his own secret war in Central America? How did that go down with you?

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, it was more a non-effort on the part of the Obama administration. I don’t think the Germans or Serbs wanted the US presence in their nations either. My point is and was, that Obama handled the diplomacy of the withdrawal with a near complete neglect. This has largely marked all of his foreign policy moves.
    That is, he tends to be well behind the curve of events and then only gets involved periferrially if at all. He hasn’t taken a leadership role but instead has (intentional or not, to be fair) greatly weakened the US internationally as a result.

  15. halvincobbes

    halvincobbes GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Well, hey. Halliburton made a lot of money. And that was the point wasn’t it?

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