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By Steve E, March 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment
Oh, lets do some good in the world and help oppressed people especially in the
countries that have oil and valuable natural resources. Great idea, but lets cut
down on the collateral murder to those same oppressed individuals like we
committed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Vietnam, Cambodia, Grenada,
Pamama, etc., etc. If we help these people and bring democracy we will feel so
much better about filling up our SUVs and such. The hypocrisy is astounding.
By Bohlin, March 31, 2011 at 5:51 am Link to this comment
By Doug1943, March 23, 2011 at 9:09 am Link to this comment
I agree with Rico,Suave: the cartoon implies that the US is siding with the rulers in the Middle East, and crushing the democratic forces. In Libya, at least, this does not seem to be the case. In fact, it’s people like Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega, and Hugo Chavez, who are siding with the blood-smeared monster Gaddafi. And note Cynthia McKinney’s praise for him a couple of years ago as a great anti-imperialist.
Maybe life is more complicated than can be captured in a cartoon?
By rico, suave, March 21, 2011 at 10:58 am Link to this comment
Ok I won’t include you. But you may want to check with the Kurds. Call it agreesive policing by Saddam and not civil war, but for them, I’m sure it’s a distinction without a difference.
By Inherit The Wind, March 21, 2011 at 9:16 am Link to this comment
Don’t include ME in that group! The situation in Libya is utterly and totally different than the situation in Iraq in March 2003. Iraq wasn’t in the midst of a civil war, nor was it connected, despite the claims, with 9/11.
By rico, suave, March 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm Link to this comment
I’m really confused. We are trying to get rid of Gaddafi, and Fish spins it that OPEC/Exxon is trying to crush “democracy”. Please explain why trying to stop Gaddafi from stopping his own people’s democratic uprising represents a crushing of democracy.
A week or so ago, rebels (the “democracy” crowd) were celebrating the fact that they were collecting the oil revenue from some of the eastern fields, which was very useful to their resistance efforts, and that Bengazi was their new capital. Those facts have been put in serious jeopardy by Gaddafi’s brutal reprisals.
If I’m not mistaken, these are the people the current coalition wants to protect FROM Gaddafi. Am I missing something?
Really now. You progressives are losing it big time. You have no values, no sense of good guys and bad guys, to articulate concerning this crisis, so you wail at anything the US does as being part of a grand conspiracy to keep the oil flowing and “the people” in chains. Pathetic.
Someone explain to me why I shouldn’t believe you people are rooting for Gaddafi in this fight, SOLELY BECAUSE the US decided to oppose him.
By rollzone, March 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm Link to this comment
hello. why people can’t just get along with how
business has been done for the past 80 years is beyond
petrodollars, and above my pay scale. they tell us over
and over how we can not live without their invaluable
gasoline, and it would be the death nail into the
economic health of our nation to cut the umbilical
pipeline to glorious oil- and some radical mentally
subversive communist type liberals just do not believe
them. this image is far from GREAAAT (just loved those
By pacrat, March 19, 2011 at 5:27 am Link to this comment
Why not another war front for the US? - heck, we are already in the neighborhood! Will another military action give the US the oil that it needs. Isn’t it time to fight for renewables with the same enthusiasm that we use to send our military to another oil producing country to arm wrestle for their oil.
By Steve E, March 17, 2011 at 4:29 am Link to this comment
Bang on Mr. Fish, I love your work.