It's all perspective. I remain aghast of our communitarian-in-chief.
We have paid a lot of lives and financial resources to get rid of Saddam Hussein and to give the Iraqi people their chance to build a democratic government. The violence in Iraq now is a struggle for power between different groups and not against us. It is not our business any more. If they loose this opportunity to build their country on a democratic basis, then they do not deserve it.
As always Rick, great visual image. Obama is contentedly believing in the fairy tale that he's just finished, but in the mean time real life is standing behind his shoulder ready to surprise him..... Again!
There is something more troubling than the narcissistic, socialist, inept dumbobama telling lies to the American citizenry, and that is the number of naive, gullible, and ignorant people that believe him. To support him in the past could be labelled a mistake based on lack of knowledge about him. To continue supporting his anti America ways is sheer stupidity. Sounds as though we have another AJC dupe or the same one with a different handle.
RIGHT ON Rick! Yes indeed, how quickly the worm turns eh?
Now, the...(cough)..(sputter)..ahem, President has a decision to make, the results of which, he will not be able to blame on Bush. A tough decision. Probably the first really consequential and defining decision in his entire presidency. The path he chooses will play a great part in determining his ultimate legacy, and if he gets to serve another term in office.
That important decision?
Should he further gin up the Democratic base, by seizing this opportunity to claim a campaign promise, leave some token troops in harm's way in Iraq, and watch as the insurgents undermine all of our efforts?; Or, to stand up to Al Queda, and tell them in no uncertain terms, that Iraq is forever off limits to their goal of undermining all that we have accomplished so far, and taking control of this weak nation, in it's infancy, so it can then flaunt the victory, and embarrass the USA as an impotent nation before the entire world?
Choose wisely, Mr. President, for if you do not, then all the blood and treasure invested in Iraq will be for naught, and for better or for worse, you sir, will richly deserve and reap every bit of the glory or blame, either way.
I shudder to think what Chapter 2 will be.
Let Iraq handle Iraq. We've lost far too many from this war and I personally almost lost my only brother who attempted suicide due to post traumatic stress after he returned from a 2 year tour. The ends do not justify the means in this situation. Iraq was never a harbor for terrorist but it almost defintely will be one now. If we divert the saved resourses from ending this war to suring up our northern and southern boarders we shouldn't have a problem with any organization who's country is in its mere infantcy and in the mist of its own civil war.
Funny the Author's name on front of the book should have said: By George W. Bush, let's be FAIR.
oh sorry grouse I didn't read you post before I posted, but you are right. Seems Rick can't find ANY BAD thing about conservatives when there is so much out there he can use LOL.
This is why I think Rick will continue to win only 2nd, 3rd place awards and honorable mention for the remainder of his career. Now Mike Luckovich, he shines on them all.
This book should not have been written in the first place. Bush LIED and sent us to War and thus we have this book.
I'm still waiting on the location of the weapons of mass destruction. I bet the author of this book depicted in this drawing wrote all negative sentences about Bush on every page. Man I wish I could see what Obama is reading on those pages.
I bet these are some of the words in the index of the book Obama is reading:
1. Liar, (Bush) pg 1
2. Wrongfully Invaded, pg 2
3. What I say goes,I'm the president pg 3
4. Uranium, pgs 3-5
5. Nuclear weapons pgs 1-5
6. Bad Advice, pgs 1-5
The index for just that one chapter probably has well over a 1000 words.
In World War I it was "Shell Shock", in World War II and Vietnam it was "Combat Fatigue". In any case, fdn315, it's a hazard the professional soldier faces. It's out there and as soldiers we have to be strong enough to face it and survive it. I suspect that your brother is not one of those who chose the military just for a paycheck. He probably saw the threat to our nation and responded accordingly. As Rick's cartoon so graphically illustrates, our security and our children's security is fragile. We have to be willing to fight for it, no matter the personal risk. Maybe your brother can see further down the road than you can. War really is hell, but as long as there are those who are determined to destroy us, there is and will never be an acceptable alternative.
Cute post by NotReally21, but ignores the fact that every major Democrat player from Clinton, to Kennedy, to Shumer, to Kerry et al had the same take as Bush. Now they're happy to pretend otherwise. Smart people know better and know that the entire world is a better and safer place for Bush's actions. Just wish he had been a lot more aggressive.
That's just dumb. He never said it was the end. The "combat" mission is over.
He's doing what Bush planned. You were fine with that.
*Sigh* Lala land conservatives. Their domestic policy is non-existent, which is much better than their foreign one, which promises to end existence.
He didn't do "what Bush planned". What he did was let the surge play out and then try to take credit for it even though as a senator he had predicted it would fail....
"let the surge play out." Is that not Bush planned?
An article from the Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung on April 28, 2010 zeros in on the really serious problem in this country. A very good article that really sums up the problem.
‘The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.”
The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him president.’
" If we divert the saved (resourses) from ending this war to (suring) up our northern and southern (boarders) we shouldn't have a problem with any organization (who's) country is in its mere(infantcy) and in the (mist) of its own civil war."
Does your English professor also teach foreign affairs?
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