Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 2 days ago

    Kid Barry is finding out that sometimes a bad guy can be better than the alternative.
    Wish he had listened to the Generals.
    Now radical Islamists are taking over the Middle East.

  2. The Vicar

    The Vicar said, 2 days ago


    O RLY? Shouldn’t that be “Wish Bush had listened to… well, most of the WORLD, actually… and not invaded Iraq in the first place, which destroyed the stable government and CREATED ISIS”.

    Man, you right-wingers really can’t remember anything which happened more than a few weeks ago, can you?

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Someone used poison gas in Syria a few days ago, and little was said about it. Wasn’t the use of poison gas a few years ago the reason why we got involved in this?

  4. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, 2 days ago

    Don’t worry – Teddy Boy will do much better – you know what that bible says about the middle east.

  5. misterdantes

    misterdantes said, 2 days ago


    I must say I admired your gumption for a second, before being appalled. This is exactly what Bush did when invading Irak and you dare? (Actually, Reagan started it, with the Talibans in Afghanistan, so that must really be a republican tradition to help spread radical islamism.) You are right on one aspect though. Bush gave Obama the perfect example of what not to do and Obama did it anyway. The problem might not be democrats or republicans, it might be american presidents.

  6. logicalone

    logicalone said, 1 day ago

    I keep seeing people refer to the invasion of Iraq as a Bush/America “going it alone” or like Vicar above, “not listening to the rest of the world” or some other nonsense.

    I know that in Iraq “the peace” was done poorly, but we in no way went to war alone.

  7. Bilword

    Bilword said, 1 day ago

    trace back all the wars and you’ll find they all lead to the actions of your own govt.

  8. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 1 day ago


    Wasn’t that a war where allies were labeled “The coalition of the billing”? And wasn’t that where Cheney used ginned up evidence, passed thru lapdog press and he cited those news stories as proof? It was a poorly done war and peace and don’t kid yourself.

  9. John Locke

    John Locke said, 1 day ago


    No, it was the war Congress (both parties) and the United Nations voted for.

  10. Arghhgarrr

    Arghhgarrr GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    I think Rall has his facts mixed up. The U.S. did help create the Islamic State group, but that happened in Iraq where their leader was first radicalized in a US detention camp, and then took over the al-Queda affiliate in Iraq before being forced to retreat into Syria where they gained strength and then re-invaded northern Iraq and elsewhere. The US also tried to deliver some training and small arms to Syrian rebels but this did not amount to much as they could not ensure they were not abetting terrorists as well. So while Islamic State does have numerous US weapons these were taken from the Iraqi Army when they fled from the Islamic State incursions. There is no credible evidence that the US is directly supporting the Assad regime that I know of.

  11. r2varney

    r2varney said, 1 day ago

    Best hing the US could do.. is to support the dictators that are still alive. No matter how noble you think the cause is.. you can not … ever.. change the mentality of the Middle East.

  12. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, 1 day ago


    You are hereby banned, for bringing sense and information into the discussion. ;^)
    I was thinking the same things you’ve pointed out, but I think the essence of the ‘toon is still right. We’ve been throwing out weapons to various governments and groups in the Mideast for a long time, and it can come back to bite us.

  13. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, 1 day ago

    Not only does Obana not support Assad, he’s still openly arming and training the cannibal headhunters whom he pretends are “moderate Syrian rebels”. Right from the beginning a lot of us – in fact all of us who knew anything at all about what was going on – said the “moderate rebels” in Syria were jihadi scum. But the Imperial States of Exceptionalism knows better than anyone, so at first it denied there were any jihadis at all. Then it said there were an “insignificant number”…until suddenly not even it could ignore the jihadis any longer.

    Exactly the same thing actually as Obama is doing in Ukraine where the Imperial States is still pretending it’s not backing Nazis.

  14. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 1 day ago


    BDS. Bush Derangement Syndrome. Very long lasting effects of insanity and irrationality and apparently no known cure. Victims are largely harmless but can be highly annoying.

  15. Bozhi

    Bozhi said, 1 day ago

    Gotta keep funneling money to the war profiteers.

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