Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    The world did not begin in the last 30 years. There has been continuous unease, friction, conflict, and at times all out war between the West and Islam for over a thousand years. There have been at least two close calls when Western Civilization was in danger of falling. Much of the ongoing strife and conflict in the world is within or on the edges of the Muslim world. Note that the non-Islamic related conflicts such as in Northern Ireland or Sri Lanka seem to eventually simmer down if not go away completely. The Muslim ones never do.

  2. BoxCar66

    BoxCar66 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What is being said here, is like Blaming FDR for Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

  3. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe the reason your comments about Reagan were ignored is because they are absurd. As for Bush lying, the reason we invaded Afghanistan is that it was harboring terrorists (true). We went into Iraq because it was violating the 1991 Cease Fire and committing overt acts of war (again all true).

  4. The Vicar

    The Vicar said, over 2 years ago

    @jrmerm:

    Wow, it must be weird being blind, deaf, and living under a rock. Those reasons for invading Iraq weren’t mentioned AT ALL during the runup to the war, and they really aren’t a casus belli anyway.

    @Tigger:

    Congress voted against sending troops to Libya, but that didn’t stop Obama. And that wasn’t even a war that the right-wing was drumming up support for. Why do you think Congress would have been able to stop Bush, then?

  5. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    @The Vicar

    I was, and am, aware of all these reasons so who was living under a rock? Read up on the Iraq War Resolution passed by Congress in October 2002 and the UN Security Council Resolution 1441 of November 2002. The overt acts of war were the attempted assassination of former President Bush around April 1993 by Iraqi Intelligence agents and surface to air missiles fired at US and British aircraft enforcing the No Fly Zone (Operation Southern Watch). All of this is well documented, and I remember it all being in the news.

  6. rossevrymn

    rossevrymn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Wow! Not one bit of growny-up thought at all.

  7. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, over 2 years ago

    Of course I do not recall that the No Fly Zone was illegal. How in the world could it be illegal as a restriction placed on the losing side?

  8. Anarcissie

    Anarcissie said, over 2 years ago

    ‘Bush’ is also an adjective, as in ‘bush league’, and meaning in general ‘from rural areas; uninformed; inept; second-rate.’

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