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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 4 years ago

    Very true. Saying both worked for the O administration last time.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I really, really do feel sorry for John, but “Gay-ham”, he’s not deteriorating, just what he’s always been.

  3. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 4 years ago

    Republicans never care when it’s under their watch. Didn’t you get the memo?

  4. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 4 years ago

    When McCain first announced his candidacy I thought he might be a worthy opponent. Then he began to Romney on me and he’s gone down hill ever since. It is just sad to see that happen to any man. Graham…eeech.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 4 years ago

    Three hundred American and French servicemen in Beirut were killed in an attack by Hezbollah, and while the president vowed that we would not be intimidated or abandon our mission, our troops would not be driven out, etc., all American forces were out of the country in 4 months, and all other international forces in 2 month more. The responsibility was never pinned on anyone in particular, no one was “brought to justice.” The president “accepted full responsibility” for what happened, but there were no consequences for him.

    Another president ignored repeated warnings of impending attack until 3000 Americans were killed by Al Qaeda terrorists.

    Even assuming that we were unprepared in Libya, and reacted too slowly, etc., is there nothing strange in people who gave Reagan a pass in 1983, and Bush a pass in 2001, to damn Obama in 2012 for a tragedy that happened on his watch?

    Five U.S. ambassadors were killed between 1968 and 1979. Scores of foreign service officers have died in the line of duty, very many in the last ten or fifteen years.

    Meanwhile, McCain and another senator skipped the president’s briefing on Benghazi so that they would not miss the talk shows where they went to complain that they were not being given enough information about the events there. The same folks who voted to reduce the budget for diplomatic security.

    Not every tragedy, not every screw-up, is a scandal. And politicians are not bound by oath to treat them as such: only anti-administration (whichever administrator) pundits are paid to be scandalmongers. Legislators are paid for a different job. Should they get at the truth, certainly. But their efforts should be exactly the same no matter who is in the White House. Can anyone really believe that they guys would have acted this way if these events had taken place in 2008?

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Either way, send a drone with Hellfires to say hello.

  7. Petey

    Petey GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    McCain needs to take care of his own poor state and stop frothing at the mouth. Graham just needs to shut-up.

  8. corzak

    corzak said, about 4 years ago

    Seven Americans killed by hostile fire so far this month. In Afghanistan. Nov. 2012. Any mention of them by McCain or Graham?

  9. ODon

    ODon said, about 4 years ago


    Doughfoot – Very good synopsis. Will you on the right please absorb this and give it some thought?

  10. ODon

    ODon said, about 4 years ago


    No mention of those killed in Afghanistan or those killed with malice in the U.S.

  11. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, about 4 years ago

    As several posters pointed out above, deaths of diplomats have occurred under multiple administrations of all partisan stripes. Selective outrage at just one party or administration is hypocritical in the extreme, so don’t expect sympathy when that is what you display.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 4 years ago

    When McCain picked Palin that showed that he is incompetent to make decisions.

  13. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, about 4 years ago

    Just serendipity — party out of power criticizing anything with traction.

  14. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 4 years ago

    Tigger, You realize that money to upgrade security was turned down by the Republican House?

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 4 years ago

    Plus, we’ve got people attacking Susan Rice for telling what she had been told was the truth (and it wasn’t that it “wasn’t a terrorist attack,” that’s a Fox News fiction. She said that it appeared that a video protest was used as cover for an organized attack, and she’s been misquoted consistently). Yet McCain put Sarah Palin, a true proud ignoramus who asserted falsehoods almost every day, in the vice president’s chair; and they both supported Condaleeza Rice for Sec of State though she was already known to have passed along bad information on WMDs that actually had consequences. There’s no there there. The Republicans are going to lose this one. They need to start coming back to the fact-based world, and this is a really bad sign that it’s not happening yet.

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