Dicky's Doodles &Scribbles

Cartoons,editorials and comment about current events and more.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Invasion Of The Body Scanners!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Republicans Feign "Outrage!"

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Recently the Congressional Republicans have been pretending to be "shocked" as they claim Democrats have engaged in back room deals and considerations to certain lawmakers to buy their votes on health care and other issues. What a bunch of baloney! Senator John McCain was dismayed when Al Franken cut off Joe Lieberman from making extended remarks. He said he had never seen such a thing. Well, last night's Rachel Maddow Show provided clips from C Span from a legislative session several years ago when Senator McCain did the exact same thing.
Cutting backroom deals has always been part of the legislative process. Remember the admonition about two things one should never witness, the making of sausage and the making of laws.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Joe Lieberman, Health Reform Foe

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Joe Lieberman, the independent senator from Connecticut, who once was a Democrat, but left the party and declared himself an independent, though he still continued to caucus with and vote with the Democrats, most of the time, except when he hung with the Republicans on some issues, such as health care reform, is once again flummoxing Senate Democrats with his ever changing positions on the health care bill.
Now Lieberman is firmly against the health care bill and staunchly protecting the health insurance companies. Should that surprise anyone. Lieberman is from Connecticut, the same place as Hartford Insurance.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Global Warming Deniers

Monday, December 07, 2009

End Game, Time Frame Important Aspects Of Afghanistan Strategy

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President Obama recently released plans for his strategy for the war in Afghanistan. Placed squarely between the proverbial rock and the hard place, Obama's plan has its critics from all ranges of the political spectrum.
The plan has picked up some grudging support from the right but many, such as Senator John McCain, found fault with the withdrawal date. These critics say that the Taliban will just have to lie low until the withdrawal and pick up where they left off after we leave.
They fail to understand that the moment the Afghans begin to see us as 'occupiers,' and some already do after eight years of the unresolved conflict, the entire population will forget their differences and unite against the foreign invaders as they have done many times in history. If that happens any hope of what we see as 'success' in Afghanistan is gone.
By emphasizing a withdrawal timeline and training the Afghan military and police it is hoped that the perception of NATO troops as occupiers will be mitigated. President Obama knows American public support for the war is fading and he knows it is unfair to keep sending our troops on endless war tours. There has to be an end to this.
This is a simple concept and the President's critics would rather bash him over the head than admit the correctness of the withdrawal plan.