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Tony Auth

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  1. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 3 years ago

    lol! Past time when somebody should have said it ;-)

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    that the that is sure true. War is such good profiteering for the bankers and I doubt that ANY big bankers are Democrats.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Attacks on American embassies while Bush was president?
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    Well, gosh, you gotta remember The Rule: It’s okay when a Republican does it.

  4. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 3 years ago

    This proves that the ellyfunt is psychotic, doesn’t it?

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    Charlene Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security, stated in testimony that budget considerations played no part in considering additional security for Benghazi. This seems to be the only definitive, non-political information that is available on this subject. This being known, the perpetuation of the “budget cuts” defense seems specious. Until such time as definitive information contradicting Ms Lamb’s testimony is known I am forced to believe that cartoons like this are not only disingenuous but do a disservice to the public by perpetuating false information.

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    It had no bearing on Beghazi security because,,,, dare I say it,,,,, It was not an official diplomatic station. It was just a place for the CIA to operate.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @Justice22

    I don’t think that there is any foreign State Department facility that doesn’t have a CIA presence with some kind of title like “Attache for Door Stops”. Nonetheless, it was being used by an Ambassador as a State facility and was under State auspices. State was tasked with that facility’s security.

  8. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    A COMMENT COPIED FROM ANOTHER BOARD:

    GSR


    I am a retired Foreign Service Officer who served at critical and high threat posts abroad. It is important to recognize that for the United States to be represented at critical times in many countries involves great risk.

    Regardless of preparation or the number of security personnel present at some posts, there is absolutely no way to assure the security of the post or the personnel assigned. The Vienna convention assigns to the host nation the task of protection of foreign diplomats and sometimes the host nation can not guarantee that protection but the choice must be made, be represented or leave.

    Having served in both circumstances, once we destroyed all classified material, were flown out by USAF C-130 aircraft and closed the mission. At another post, we evacuated all American civilians, reduced the size of the mission, but stayed even though mortars fell on our residential compound and rebel forces came within a few miles of the mission.

    It may be well to remember that our Embassy in Teheran was taken over by an unarmed mob, an event that changed forever relations between the United States and Iran.

    The United States remains the most important nation in the world and its diplomatic personnel make a difference. It is a shame that Ambassador Stevens and members of his staff were killed in the line of duty by sworn enemies of the United States, but they died doing what had to be done.

    Politicizing their deaths demeans their sacrifice.

  9. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, about 3 years ago

    A simple-minded reading of this cartoon, and others making the same point, would be that cutting the budget for embassy and diplomatic security caused the tragedy in Benghazi.

    Some, perhaps, honestly misunderstand in this way. But I suspect that there is a good deal of wilful “misunderstanding” also.

    I think the point that would be made is that you cannot, without clear hypocrisy, blame the government for exposing diplomats to harm while at the same time denying to the state department the funds it believes necessary to protect diplomats.

    Yep, what happened in Benghazi is tragic, and was probably avoidable. We were caught napping. And members of the administration tried clumsily to cover their rears afterward. And the GOP is “shocked, shocked” that either of these things should happen, though they have each happened often before and will each happen often again.

    Politics stops at the water’s edge, they used to say. We should only be concerned in figuring out what went wrong, if anything contrary to best practice was followed, and how we can prevent this sort of thing in the future. The administration should not be afraid to own up to its mistakes in this business, and opposition should not be giving them reasons to be afraid. Nobody wanted this outcome, nobody intended this result. And there is plenty of blame to go around if you want to blame rather than fix.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    GOP mudslinging is all they spend their time on, nothing else.

  11. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    There were twelve terrorist attacks on US diplomatic facilities abroad during GW Bush’s tenure, the most of any president in history. 12 attacks, 53 deaths, where is the outrage, where were the investigations?

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @Radish

    This isn’t ABOUT Bush…it’s ABOUT Obama’s cover up of Benghazi…try to keep up here…

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ^ Yeah, Radish. You’ve already forgotten that’s it’s okay if a Republican does it.

  14. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Define “the coverup”.

  15. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 3 years ago

    For some of you people a comment is a comment not a speach.

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