Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 14 hours ago

    Possibly even “The Epic of Gilgamesh” could be looked to for justification. Apart from its general portrayal of insidious ancient intrigues and political violence (obviously still prevalent in that area of the world), it provides these lines that politicians might specifically use to build multinational support:
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    “If your heart is fearful throw away fear; if there is terror in it throw away terror. Take your axe in your hand and attack. He who leaves the fight unfinished is not at peace.”
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    Probably even the cave paintings of Lascaux contain relevant justification if we look hard enough.

  2. opednance

    opednance said, about 14 hours ago

    @emptc12

    I’d like to see the day when we can throw away fear and terror without having to pick up an axe.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 14 hours ago

    @emptc12

    Clearly the cavemen understood way back then that the woolly mammoths are planning an attack on US soil.

  4. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Except Congress is on kind of a permanent vacation until after elections. I’m not sure they will even bother coming back then and they certainly won’t do much like declare war.

  5. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 11 hours ago

    Lincoln (shaved) asked Congress for a formal declaration of war against Japan in 1941? Who knew?

  6. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 11 hours ago

    As brutal as it was.. a beheading is a sad excuse to declare war.
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    There will be many many innocents killed, just as brutally and with just as much blood and pain.. but without a camera documenting it… so in your mind it does not happen and you can sleep in peace..

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 10 hours ago

    if congressional leaders had a backbone, they’d convene a special session to discuss whether to vote for war. If the president had a backbone, he’d call congress back to town for a special session. Of course, there would be resistance, but I imagine that us little people would make it known that resisting the need to do one’s job is unacceptable. Maybe.

  8. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 10 hours ago

    Once again, we show the world how divided and fu’d we are, with a congress belligerent to the White House, refusing to cooperate, and looking only to upcoming elections to attatin total power.

  9. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, about 8 hours ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Of course the Democrats currently control the Senate, which means that the President could put a Declaration of War or an Authorization for Use of Force before them if he was willing to do so.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 8 hours ago

    @TripleAxel

    “Of course the Democrats currently control the Senate”

    As has oft been stated, the Democrats do not have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. As a result, Republicans control the Senate, because no matter how trivial or non-controversial the bill, Republicans will filibuster. So, numerically, your assumption is correct. Practically, it is not.

    “which means that the President could put a Declaration of War or an Authorization for Use of Force before them if he was willing to do so.”

    which he could do regardless of who controls the Senate. If the Senate were in session, of course.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 5 hours ago

    You wonder why the Democrats failed to put the filibuster back to its original form for everything. They did not. I guess some of them want to be stopped.

  12. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    Obama doesn’t have much choice. Congress is dead. They have done 1/3 of the work of the “do- nothing” congress. If they refuse to do the work we elected them to do and actually help run the country, the only choice Obama has is to try to do it on his own, or just let nothing get done at all.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 5 hours ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Both Democrats and Republicans got together and decided to go on vacation instead of deciding on war. Time to deep six both parties too old too corrupt and too close together on too many things.

  14. countoftowergrove

    countoftowergrove said, about 2 hours ago

    @jrmerm

    You can’t tell the difference between Lincoln and FDR? BTW Lincoln never asked congress for a declaration, it was suppressing a rebellion.

  15. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 42 minutes ago

    @countoftowergrove

    He does not at all look like FDR. The jutting jaw and chin look more like Lincoln. Actually, he looks like Bob Dole.

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