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Tom Toles for November 22, 2015
The U.S. At War. How It Happens. Man: Can't you at least say something about the bad guys? Uncle Sam: I strongly condemn their actions. Man: It does no good to just talk. You have to fund the opposition. Uncle Sam: We have a deficit problem, so I'll just put that on my credit card. Man: Funding them isn't enough. They'll need weapons. Arms Deliverer: They all got stolen. Man: And weapons alone aren't enough. They'll need training. Uncle Sam: They all ran away. Man: We can't back down after all this. We need to see some boots on the ground. (boots sit next to the rifle and helmet laid where a soldier died)
ISIS was created by people who were angry because their country was invaded, and desperate; who had lost their livlihoods and felt they had little left to lose. It was also the product of opportuniistic, ambitious people. ISIS would not exist if the US and its allies had not been in Iraq and Afghanistan.