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Tom Toles

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m not quite sure what Obama and the U. S. government had to do with instituting the Arab Spring. Did I miss something?

  2. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, almost 3 years ago

    Uh … who’s pushing for us to get involved in Syria again? I hear most of the drumbeating for a Syria war from guys like John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

  3. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 3 years ago

    Pretty sure the invasion if Iraq was based on “Daddy didn’t get Saddam so I’m gonna finish the job.”

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    A true foreign-policy conundrum: we are against a military coup that deposed a democratically-elected leader, but we’re much happier with the replacements that the military installed. Not a single Islamist in the Cabinet so far, according to our local newspaper.

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    No, the philosophy behind the invasion of Iraq was “install a US-friendly despot so we can get oil cheaper”. We only want democracy when we know we’ll get someone who bends a knee to us.

  6. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 3 years ago

    No, they agreed because the administration argued there were WMDs there. But that was a lie.

  7. neatslob

    neatslob said, almost 3 years ago

    The most compelling evidence is that he declared “mission accomplished” when we got Saddam. The fact that we destroyed a country and left it in shambles wasn’t even on his radar.

  8. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 3 years ago

    Egyptian politics Sphinx!

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 3 years ago

    So you are for a military coup anytime a freely elected government isn’t to your liking? Here (in the U.S.) we wait for the next election.

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    Because, like so many other foreign “interventions”, we abjectly fouled it up.
    Doesn’t stop us from wanting to keep trying, apparently.

  11. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, almost 3 years ago

    @neatslob

    Actually, he declared “Mission Accomplished” on May 1, 2003 and Saddam was captured on December 13, 2003. Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” when he did because he felt like it.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    “Yes, as usual.”

    I also don’t understand the “why” of an inane comment Instead of explaining to me what the administration did to instigate the Arab Spring. I haven’t seen any reports saying that our government was involved in the wholesale overthrow of governments.

    I would hope that this not your normal response to someone pleading ignorance and requesting information.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    It is a bad president. Imagine that happening here?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The US couldn’t finagle a deal where all soldiers are immune from prosecution.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    I will say that the USA had nothing to do with the “Arab Spring” since such a thing would be anathema to either party.

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