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Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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By Virginia777, January 20, 2010 at 6:06 pm Link to this comment

this cartoon is offensive. It should be removed from the Truthdig website.

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By Virginia777, January 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm Link to this comment

wow, how sick. Mr. Fish has sunk to a new low.

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By Been Down So Long..., January 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm Link to this comment
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With all due respect please consider that we have no right to be in either Iraq or Afghanistan period.
(Broken record here, sorry..)

They are illegal wars, you and the rest of America seems to forget that little piece of information..

And any appearance of ‘peace’ is the direct result of lots of CA$H being liberally applied to the warlords by the freaks in Washington DC.

And they have stolen our country and pacified a dumbed-down populace to say stupid things to homeless vets like ‘thank you for your service’...

Empire building and Blood for oil is exactly what NOBAMA continues to support as BUSH III incarnate..

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By E, January 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm Link to this comment
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Gina, what fantasy version of Iraq are you talking about? The MSNBC version or the Fox News version? I prefer the AL Jazeera version which tells me that every week on average 40 to 100 civilians are dying still. Oh and they still don’t have running water, power yet.

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By john from ojai, January 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t get your cartoon. MLK would never support Obama’s foreign policies. MLK had politial courage. His speech about Vietnam was very courageous since it went against the grain of the media and the power elite at the time. Obama has not displayed much courage. He continues to fund and arm Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine and the war crime blockade of Gaza. He continues to keep tens of thousand of troops and tens of thousands of contractors in Iraq. He’s escalated the U.S. war troops in Afghanistan from 30,000 to 100,000 while adding thousands more of contractors. He escalates the “secret” war in Pakistan. He continues to dictate what Iran can do with nuclear energy while he sits on the largest nuclear arms stock in history. Finally, he’s dramatically increased the killings of civilians by drones in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. MLK would weep.

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By samosamo, January 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment

Not totally in line with o’s crazy ass foreign policy which is
exactly what it is as it is exactly what was in w & dick’s facade
war on terror, but what I am curious about is the silence of
mlk’s family about anything o, as everything o is, as I said
above, is just what was w & dick were and also where is jesse
jackson, sharpton or wrangle? Could it be that all of them are
just pleased as punch with the way o turned his back on all his
champagne wishes and ‘cavalier’ dreams because they are
getting those wishes and dreams; I would bet mlk is rolling in
his grave on this, o’s betrayal.

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By Commune115, January 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm Link to this comment

Gina you’re insane. The only reason SOME calm has returned to Iraq (forget the weekly suicide bombings), is because the Shia won the civil war with the Sunnis, so of course when you’ve massacred half of your opponents, things are going to be a little quieter. Meanwhile, MORE civilians have died in Afghanistan under Obama than even under Bush, Afghanistan has seen its deadliest months accumulate under Obama. And let’s not foget Obama installing more military bases in South America and supporting the fascist coup in Honduras.

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By Gina Sciarrino, January 18, 2010 at 4:58 pm Link to this comment
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With all due respect of sounding sacastic, I do support the foreign policy that President Obama began. From January 2009 to present date, Iraq has seen less fighting than they have under President Bush and Reagan.  After all, that was what everyone was complaining about. As far as I’m thinking, he did his job as President of The United States and it only took him months, when others couldn’t figure it over for years. Did you see our troops having Thanksgiving dinner with the Iraq troops? Did you see Hillary Clinton going to Afghanistan, she was happy to be there. From 1999, everyone has been fighting over religious beliefs. With fundamentals, there is one fundamental that goes along way, that’s to respect peoples’ lives because we’re not all going to believe in the same thing.

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