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Tom Toles

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Didn’t Mitch McConnell say that same thing?

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    How dare he remain loyal to his own nation? I thought he was supposed to be a reformer!

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    Actually, Turtle-Boy wanted a failed economy before passing ANY bills from Obama.
    He and the rest of the Republican Congressional Leadership would rather TOTALLY nuke the economy then do ANYTHING that might make Obama look good!

  4. edclectic

    edclectic said, about 1 year ago

    Wanna be just like USA!

  5. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, about 1 year ago

    I say Wait a Year and See Where this NEW Administraton goes.

  6. Gary Kleppe

    Gary Kleppe said, about 1 year ago

    Actually, Iran had a moderate regime, until the USA overthrew it in 1953 to re-install a brutal dictator.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    The politics:


    If the US has a president like Bush, Jr, Iran would MUCH rather be like Pakistan or North Korea than like Iraq.


    Obama knew where Osama was for at least a year while Pakistani CIA agents watched him. This brings us back to close to the time when Bush, Jr was president. It is likely (though not certain) that Bush, Jr knew Osama had refugee status in Pakistan and didn’t want to irritate a nuclear power, but Obama didn’t care: Pakistan doesn’t have the delivery system to nuke anyone except India, so Obama sent Seals and drones without Pakistan’s permission (Bush, Jr also droned, but always got Pakistan’s permission first).


    So being a small nuclear power isn’t much help under Obama, but we might get another Bush, Jr in ‘17. In which case, Iran would be well advised to have a small nuclear arsenal.


    The physics


    In 1942, the US piled tonnes of uranium metal and graphite in Chicago. It got hot. The US declared this Classified, Top Secret (even though it had been a public display). For the next three years, the US centrifuged UF6 until they had some U235. The US then made two plutonium bombs and one U235 bomb. The US said all the bombs had been U235 bombs. Disney showed a cartoon where someone dropped a tiny dust particle-sized speck of U235 into the grand canyon, where it made a HUGE explosion.


    Three years later, the USSR detonated a plutonium bomb. France, Britain, and China soon followed. All plutonium bombs. My science teacher told us that they were all U235 bombs, and that he had worked on the Manhattan project centrifuging UF6. So the Iranians are centrifuging UF6 when almost everyone who has made a bomb used plutonium. And they’ve been centrifuging UF6 for a lot longer than 3 years.


    Best guess: the Iranians are the only nuclear team that fell for the US stories after WWII, and won’t have that bomb they think they desperately need for a LONG time.

  8. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 1 year ago

    @edclectic

    Exactly. The USA has funded a nuclear program at the expense of infrastructure, education…………

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Their leader, the Supreme Ayatollah said in 2003 that nuclear energy is okay by the Koran, but nuclear weapons are not. There is no shred of evidence they are working on any nuclear bombs.

  10. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, about 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    ^ Hey, shut up. How are we supposed to terrify the American public into supporting another war with Iran when you go around saying things like that?

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    In 1967, under the “Atoms for Peace” program launched by President Eisenhower, the US sold the Shah of Iran’s government a 5-megawatt, light-water type research reactor. This small dome-shaped structure, located in the Tehran suburbs, was the foundation of Iran’s nuclear program. It remains at the center of the controversy over Iranian intentions, even today.
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    That is because Iran says it needs more fuel for the reactor, which it insists it uses for basic research, and to produce medical isotopes. And the Tehran Research Reactor runs on uranium that is some 20 percent U-235 – an enrichment level higher than that currently produced by Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility.
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    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Foreign-Policy/2009/1002/p04s01-usfp.html

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    You know a nuke is so final.

  13. Gregory Kruse

    Gregory Kruse GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I came nis close to cancelling Tom Toles.

  14. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The new puppet says: “Trust Me. Reduce the sanctions now and then we can talk, sort of”.

  15. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, about 1 year ago

    Pessimists are usually right. Optimists are usually wrong. But all great movements forward are the result of optimism! No great progress has ever been made by pessimism!
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    In “my” world, pessimism is negativity, and negative is substantially equal to “evil”. Optimism is positivism, and positive is substantially equal to “good”.
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    In the fight between “good” and “evil” I stand with good. I’m an optimistic sort of person. I recognize that negativism wins many more of the battles, but positivism wins the bigger “War”.
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    I do not understand why people want to be on the losing side of history. But if you are spouting your negativity, that is the “side” you are on.

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