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By christ, March 12, 2008 at 4:18 pm Link to this comment
Its true, look at their voting history. They have supported the war the whole way and Obama said “if Pakistan does not stop terrorists, we will” Hello black bush.
By robert, March 2, 2008 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment
This isnt true at all. Both these canidates are eager to use the world community to bring about better resolve of conflicts around the world. This would make sense for Bush and Cheney since they have been very eager to point fingers at Iran. Besides, its mainly republicans that believe that the war on terror has to be fought with guns, NOT democrats.
By Chrisetal, July 8, 2007 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment
So true. Thanks Mr.Fish. I just wish I didn’t feel as helpless as I do under the circumstances.
By rugs, June 24, 2007 at 6:05 pm Link to this comment
“the Democratic frontrunner candidates are TOTALLY supportive of the AIPAC/neocon/Israeli campaign to gin up an American war against Iran.”
took the words right out of my mouth. in fact, I’m sure the democrats are under the euphoric idea that since the republicans spent most of their reign “securing” Iraq that Iran will be an easier target than it was twenty years ago. this certainly is a childish fantasy since Iran has allowed for more human rights advancements than Iraq to assure a more cohesive country. Even expatriates still sing songs about the country they once lived in and the hopes for having it mold into something beautiful. Sure the government methods are still a little archaic but they are nevertheless advanced enough to leave room for plenty of changes.
Although I don’t think the democrats would ever try a full-out war with Iran, I certainly don’t put covert operations and shameless cover-ups past them. now that an example of hate has been firmly established, I don’t see the situation of the middle east getting any better, what with the Israelis becoming more vigilant, the Iranians more “devout,” and the American govt more determined to dole out “justice” for what went wrong the last time.
By truthbear, June 8, 2007 at 9:49 pm Link to this comment
I agree, peace would be short lived…There is a burning desire within man to control the things around him…The love of money and power have always been mans downfall since the beginning…
By Chaseme, June 8, 2007 at 9:41 am Link to this comment
After thinking more about this post, I have come to believe that Mr. Fish, along with more people than ever before are conscious of what is transpiring in America.
The days ahead will undoubtly cause great pain and suffering, and it appears Mr. Fish made an attempt to warn us. However, untold millions will feel completely helpless to do anything about it.
Thanks again Mr. Fish. May the souls of the bodies lost during this war and the wars to come, not go so far as to never return.
By Scott, June 8, 2007 at 8:41 am Link to this comment
Hey, truthbear. The people of this world would only enjoy a little peace for a short while I’m afraid. The tendancies of our human nature would soon reassert themselves and wealth and power would start to gravitate towards each other like they always have. Humans may have engineered a revolt now and then or more likely wealth and power finally collide and annihilate everything but its kind of like whack-a-mole, the problem just re-surfaces somewhere else.
By G.Anderson, June 7, 2007 at 11:31 pm Link to this comment
Thanks Mr. Fish, you truly understand the political nightmare America is facing…
By carl, June 7, 2007 at 5:11 pm Link to this comment
With the exception of Dennis Kucinich All the official dem candidates ARE the NEOCONS..There is no true difference,they are all bought and paid for..Look at the recent war funding vote led by Pelosi and weak tea Reid..The people in this country have been abandoned since about the time Eisenhower left the white house..Each year the corporate controlled politicians become stronger and we give up more and more and become less.
Mr. Fish is truly a brave man as the Clintons are very dangerous people..He could end up dead in a park with a suicide note next to him expaining that depression caused him to shoot himelf..In the back of the head..
Good Night and Good Luck
By truthbear, June 7, 2007 at 4:29 pm Link to this comment
I believe that if we took all the politicians and placed them in one part of the world and let them fight the war between themselves, that the war would be over in about the same amount of time that it is taking me to writethis comment…The special interest groups would have no more power, the people of this world might even have a little peace for once…
We should also stick the news media over there with them because they cause more damage than good anyway…Maybe the politicians would use them for sacrifices or something, maybe they would sacrifice each other…Who knows,maybe they would marry each other and live happily ever after…
Just thinking out loud….
By rowdy, June 7, 2007 at 12:29 pm Link to this comment
thanks, mr.fish. you expressed my feelings for me. if these two assholes are offered up as my choice for pres. i’ll just stay home on election day. mike gravel,ron paul. these are real leaders. the MSM has made our choice for us and it isn’t either one of these guys.
By rage, June 7, 2007 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment
“Its a very ANTI-neocon cartoon. Pointing out that the pro-Israel neoconservative war agenda has a stranglehold on the Democratic party does NOT imply that the cartoonist favors the GOP!” ~Matt
Matt is absolutely right on the money with that. Most of these centrist jackasses getting the most corporate sponsorship for their Democratic campaigns are bought and bossed by the same corporate purses who boss the other side of the aisle.
American Corporate Fascism 100 - The BIG MONEY GRIP pulls the strings that control the representatives we elected. Ditto our running candidates.
Each of these political hacks is a corporate owned beasts of political burden. Not a single one of them gives a flying flip for the will or concerns of US the people who vote. If Hillary or Barak really cared about the people of New York and Illinois, they would actually be at work representing voter interests. Instead, these rascals have an Election 2008 tour schedule that shames itenary for the Stones circa the ‘80s, out whoring themselves with their celebrity groupies to fill war chests. Kanye called it right, he just didn’t include enough names. NONE OF THESE POLITICAL HACKS CARE ABOUT US. It’s primarily why America is going to have a hard time getting Universal Health Care EVER. Every last one of the candidates who tout offering us a health plan uses the development and implementation models provided by the unregulated insurance industry’s leaders. Rarely seen is that model wherein the Government grants cabinet status to a health maintance agency which will oversee and regulate federal dollars for the primary guarantor of health care (The Government). When we do hear that tune, corporations have a spin system in place to diminish the proposal to being little more than unnecessary welfare doled to the undeserving at a time when American could better use Star Wars missile defense.
Mr. Fish has just reminded us of the sad truth that both sides of the aisle have ideologically generated talking points to which their respective candidates are faithful. Iran is very likely the next item up for discussion, with urgent justification for this quagmire coming to us from as many Democratics as Republicans. None of these craven cowards is going to risk uttering a free original thought. Corporations have already damaged their spines and cut out their tongues.
By Scott, June 7, 2007 at 10:22 am Link to this comment
Actually the war truthbear is talking about has been going on for some time. The enemy is power and wealth and they have been seeking to dominate people ever since there have been people.
There is only one thing human beings have not tried yet, replacing official secrecy with total public awareness. It’s hopeless to think the fear of a divine watcher and judgement will ever check the excesses of power and wealth. Thousands of years of abuses have proven that. Thankfully we now have the technology of the Internet so we can do it ourselves.
We should be investing our efforts to make society more secure through surveillance by saturating the very top layers of society with cameras and microphones. Perhaps by aiming Big Brothers telescreens the other way we can make honesty and decency trickle down through the rest of society just like wealth is supposed to when its concentrated at the top.
Perhaps this would only result in a dystopia of a different kind but at least it would be a change.
By Matt, June 7, 2007 at 9:48 am Link to this comment
vet240 writes: “Pretty typical for the typical Neocon media now days but I wouldnt have expected to find it here.”
Oh come on, vet240! This cartoon is certainly NOT “neocon”!
It’s a very ANTI-neocon cartoon. Pointing out that the pro-Israel neoconservative war agenda has a stranglehold on the Democratic party does NOT imply that the cartoonist favors the GOP!
What he’s saying is what you would know if you had done your reading: the Democratic frontrunner candidates are TOTALLY supportive of the AIPAC/neocon/Israeli campaign to gin up an American war against Iran.
By Chaseme, June 7, 2007 at 8:04 am Link to this comment
Mr. Fish, I’m sorry to say, this one is not as funny as your many other entertaining and hilarious ones.
The problem with this one seems to be pervasive in all other ‘liberal” media. That problem is, strangely, the “liberal” media feels they have to let conservatives know that they are not “too liberal” by adjusting their agenda ever so slightly to the right. Hence, your post and the point you made in your post.
However, with “conservatives” do you think they feel compelled to adjust their agenda any to the left? This is why the republicans could impeach Clinton, and the Democrats, with their boatload of evidence of impeachable offences havent attempted to impeach bush and cheney.
This is why many of us believe that these so-called agendas, whether they are from the democrats or the republicans doesnt represent we as a people. Both parties follow through with these agendas that the bush administration fabricated. One just moves faster than the other.
Truthbear, made an excellent point. Einstein made a similar point when he said that World War III might be fought with nuclear weapons but World War IV would be fought with sticks and stones. And, as long as we continue to kowtow to their agendas, whether its the two in your photo, or ones who dont have the courage to stand firm on their convictions, we are part of the problem.
And, if you dont have the courage to use the truth as your base (Clinton and Obama); Id suggest we all start sharpening our sticks.
By Katherine Holland, June 7, 2007 at 7:53 am Link to this comment
This drawing is a pretty low blow coming from a site called TRUTH DIG. The faces should have been that of bush and cheney. Thats about their type of humor.
By Leon, June 7, 2007 at 6:56 am Link to this comment
To the writers of the above comments. I suggest you look through Mr. Fish’s other cartoons. Then you will better understand his extremely talented take on these issues.
By truthbear, June 6, 2007 at 11:31 pm Link to this comment
They remind me of a show I once saw, “Dumb and Dumber”...
It’s hard to tell which one is dumber…
This war in Iraq and in Afghanistan are just the beginning of a more complex war coming our way…Because the enemy we are fighting is not Iraq nor Afghanistan…Our enemy is a people who is hell bent on dominating the world and in time will…When that time comes, hold on to your hats folks, your life will be forever changed…
By QuyTran, June 6, 2007 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment
There’s absolutely no joking matter !
By vet240, June 6, 2007 at 5:35 pm Link to this comment
I would expect something like this from any Republican in the country.
I find this a disgusting attempt to be funny at the expence of our soldiers.
This is not funny and not the truth. Pretty typical for the typical Neocon media now days but I wouldn’t have expected to find it here. Trash!