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By Beats, March 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm Link to this comment
lol at Liberal Phil. but on a more serious note I as a young american needed this little history lesson of american impact on the world. Places I had forgotten we had decided to invade
By Eleanore Kjellberg, February 3, 2006 at 5:54 pm Link to this comment
Mr. Fish—you certainly prove that one picture is worth a thousand words.
Both the Democratic and Republican leadership of post-cold war America, were equally responsible for creating a country known for its cheap labor, financial scams, oil profits and expansive military—so maybe, “liberal Phil,” needs to become more radical.
President Bush next week will request a $439.3 billion Defense Department budget for 2007, a nearly 5 percent increase over this year, according to senior Pentagon officials and documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
The spending plan would include $84.2 billion for weapons programs, a nearly 8 percent increase, including billions of dollars for fighter jets, Navy ships, helicopters and unmanned aircraft. The total includes a substantial increase in weapons spending for the Army, which will get $16.8 billion in the 2007 budget, compared with $11 billion this year.
By comandante agi, February 3, 2006 at 10:04 am Link to this comment
Both Republicans and Democrats have blood on their hands during the past 50 years of U.S. intervention throughout the world. Thank you Mr. Fish for another powerful and jarring cartoon.
By Spike, February 1, 2006 at 5:06 am Link to this comment
Thanks Mr Fish for a great cartoon!
Would the last person to leave the Middle East turn off the lights please!
5000 years of praying to those who preach DO NOT KILL, Moses, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed and the followers of all these religions still can’t resist the lure of any weapon, any war, any excuse to kill.
Armageddon already happened, you saw it on CNN.
By Roger Drowne EC, January 31, 2006 at 8:49 pm Link to this comment
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By bunkerbuster, January 30, 2006 at 5:10 am Link to this comment
Post-Vietnam Democrats have been the only viable opponents of U.S. militarism. It’s a shame that those Democrats who did oppose the invasions of Grenada, Panama, Iraq etc. aren’t worthy of Mr. Fish’s attention. Nothing has contributed more to the defeat of Democrats than this sort of attitude. To be sure, there are right-wing militarists within the Democratic Party, along with plenty of “liberals” who lack the spine to oppose liberalism, but they need not define the party.
By Claire, January 29, 2006 at 2:47 pm Link to this comment
Oh, Sure! Pick on the Democrats! They’re even picking on each other. They do speak out now and then, but their comments either don’t make mainstream news, or they’re immediately attacked by Republican Pitbulls perhaps fed inside info by the same FSA which intercepts all of our phone lines and emails.
Arianna Huffington and others are complaining about the choice of Tim Kaine to counter Bush’s State of the Union Address. My guess is that he was chosen because, of the little we can find on his views, he’s judged as absolute mainstream.
He’s anti-abortion, but no threat to it, anti-gun control, tough on criminal sentencing, anti-death penalty with reservations, pro-fiscal discipline, anti-drugs and gang violence, supports a hands-on education policy, pro-control of gas prices, pro-health care, pro-military, pro-freedom of religion, pro-tax cuts for the wealthy.
On the other hand, he has no reported record on Civil Rights, Corporations, Family & Children, Foreign Policy, Free Trade, Government Reform, Immigration, Jobs, Technology, Welfare and Poverty, or Social Security.
By FuzzFlash, January 28, 2006 at 2:36 pm Link to this comment
Great art Mr. Fish. While I recognise that your principle(sic)targets are the sensitive, flexi-conscienced victims of comfort who feel morally compelled to vote Democrat; perhaps an autographed copy ,in full splatter vermillion, for senators Harry , Hillary and the rest of the gutless mob masquerading under the name of loyal opposition would be in order. Democrat cowardice enables the Bush regime more than the buck beholden MSM, because Dems are in a position to publicly speak truth to power, yet they deny us all on a daily basis.
By Sam Israel, January 27, 2006 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment
Bush has taken on dictatorial attitudes more openly - saying that he can use wiretapping of citizens and continue torturing in spite of the Senate vote 90 to 9 against torture. So what happened to the “balance of powers”? With the Patriot Act, Bush can wiretap, knock your door down, search, take you to jail, use torture and throw away the key - anytime he decides to do that. And who will stop him?
If people don’t start bitching, writing, calling and screaming - we’ll just be sitting around, smiling and letting the fascists take over.
By refusedig, January 26, 2006 at 7:06 pm Link to this comment
And the bombing of Serbia…who knows how many killings and mutilations. Yes, this country is one of the bloody bullies. The solution would be for a future President upon taking office to simply order an end to the killing by all parts of the U.S. government and its agents. Next, demand an accounting for killings by its client states starting with Israel. Next, at what point do we start calling it murder?
By preview, January 25, 2006 at 11:09 am Link to this comment
Mr. Fish’s powerful drawing pen, directed by a brilliant mind, continues to produce some of the most insightful—and well drawn—political cartoons one can see anywhere today. Bravo to Truthdig for recognizing this and bringing his work to your readers.
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