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Tom Toles

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  1. mauijt

    mauijt GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not to put too fine a point on this, but unbreaking eggs is exactly what we did with Japan, Germany, and Viet Nam. There’s something to be said for learning from history…

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    Three choices
    (1): Keep out of it so that Iran can get nukes without interference.
    (2): Make war against Iran before they get nukes.
    (3): Make a deal like this one.

    Everyone who hates #3, please tell us which of the other two you prefer, and why.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe Kerry will award himself another Silver Star too…

  4. Mark

    Mark said, over 2 years ago

    I assume that was a joke…

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    Right after Iran does…

  6. BIGCHRONO

    BIGCHRONO said, over 2 years ago

    Does that make Obama a poppy guy for the opiates?

    Dopium?

  7. toast2042

    toast2042 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Enoki: Iran did sign the non-proliferation treaty. Every activity they’ve been proven to engage in is legal under it. It’s Israel that’s been accusing them of going outside the treaty and us carrying their water for them. That’s why it’s so hard to get a deal, because everything Iran is doing is already legal and we’re making demands outside of the treaty.

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    Michael wme: What do you mean “we”, kemo sabe? Study history. “We” (US) never ratified the Versailles Treaty. The Republican senate voted it down. We are still legally at war with the Second German Empire (and since no treaty has even been proposed, with the Third as well).
    .
    Versailles was essentially a vengeance act in which the US refused to participate. Look at the results shortly later (1930s and ’40s) over the Saar. Not to mention
    WW-II and after resulting from giving Japan the Carolines and carving up the Middle East from the Ottomans, between Britain, France, and Italy.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    1) Israel has nukes.
    2)Iran isn’t making nuclear weapons. No proof from any reliable sources.
    3)We all need to not be dependent on fossil fuels. That time is long past.
    4)We should first utilize all the solar, wind and deep ocean convection currents before looking at any other sources of power.
    5)Afghanistan is loaded with minerals the US war machine can use. That is a good reason.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    India, Israel and Pakistan all have nukes and are not signers of the NNPT. Iran did sign it yet they get all the grief. Now why is that? The first three are US allies, Iran is not.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    N. Korea had help from Pakistan to get their nuclear weapons program. It also showed even the USA would back down. A lesson learned.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    My mistake on the NPT sorry on that. As for the rest: What reason does Iran have to enrich uranimum beyond about 5% if all they are doing is commercial power production?

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Toles has just once again shown the real world in a simple ’toon.

  14. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    @ Debt Free: Who’s stopping Israel from doing anything? Israel is not involved in this deal. Your (4) is beside the point.

    @ Harley: We specifically refrained from bombing Kyoto in WWII because of its importance to the Japanese. We avoided bombing the Vatican also even while attacking Italy.

    Destroying Mecca would be an incredibly bone-headed thing to do, considering that one quarter of the world’s population consider it a holy city they are bound by their faith to make a pilgrimage to. Bombing Mecca would seem to them much worse than destroying the Rome and the wiping out the hierarchy of the Catholic Church would be to Roman Catholics, worse than obliterating New York would be to Americans. And the world contains about five times as many Muslims as Americans. Not to mention the 2,600,000 Americans who ARE Muslims.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    There are those, some far up in the power chain who want the USA to become the Holy American Empire and to fight religious wars mostly with Islam.

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