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The Party of No, No, and Hell No!

Tom Tomorrow
© Tom Tomorrow

Yes, a Republican candidate for the Indiana state legislature really did say that, although he quickly backtracked after he hit the national news with his stupidity.

However, and almost unbelievably, Glenn Beck said the following on his radio show today:

From the beginning, most people on the left were against going into Iraq. I wasn’t. … Liberals, you were right. We shouldn’t have.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    March 2003, 97% of this country wanted to invade Iraq. Saddam Hussein was put into Iraq by us to keep the Shiites and Sunnis from fighting. He kept order. I heard the report on the lack of weapons in Iraq. Hussein had done all we asked.
    I was one of the 3% who started crying when that man with an affected Texas accent said we were going anyway. Not the majority of the liberals in anyway. The liberals in Congress did not stand up and say “no.”
    I was also one of the 3% with no TV, now one of the 5% who can’t be brainwashed.
    And what did it accomplish? This travesty?
    Our economy was destroyed.
    Our young people were killed, and maimed physically and mentally.
    The Sunnis and Shiites are fighting away again.
    The irony is that while the Sunnis and Shiites are fighting, the Kurds (Christians) took over the oil fields in the North east. The remaining Christians that Bush didn’t get rid of are rushing to the wealthy Kurds for protection.

    We did all that. Our “Born Again” President did all that. “And I holler why?”

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 6:11 am | Permalink
  2. Mike wrote:

    Glen Beck saying “Liberals, you were right” is, I think, one of the Biblical signs of the Apocalypse.*

    As for 97% of America being in favor of invading Iraq (I’m not sure that’s a correct number, but I’ll accept it), when all of the senior leadership of the administration from the president on down swears that a madman is in control of WMD and may use them, that will get people’s attention. Unfortunately, we didn’t know that they were largely making it up.

    * And if it’s not it should be.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:27 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    I don’t know about the 97% number either. Famously, one Barack Obama was against us invading Iraq. Of course, he wasn’t even in the Senate yet at the time.

    I was definitely against us invading Iraq (or Afghanistan for that matter).

    According to this fascinating Wikipedia page, the number was more like 47 to 60%, and even so that was dependent on getting UN approval (which we never received) —

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:46 am | Permalink
  4. Hassan wrote:

    Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich in house were among the few that were against Iraq war.

    EBDOUG, Kurds are overwhelming Sunnis muslims, I doubt they have any substantial percentage of christians.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink
  5. Dave TN wrote:

    I often suspect that silence is accepted as approval, I among many objected but did not go out and hold up protest signs or otherwise. The Bush administration as well as many GOP groups became quite proficient at quashing or ostracizing dissent, therefore objections went either unsaid and/or unheard. This 97% number I would therefore assume be based on these facts, but this does not excuse us. I hope we never allow these fools follies to occur again. May we never allow ours fears to sway us into trumped up wars again.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:20 am | Permalink
  6. ebdoug wrote:

    I stand corrected. That is what I have read over the years.

    As far as the 97%, that is what was said on the radio March 2003. I remember asking people around me their opinion. They were for going into Iraq. I remember telling people statistics were that 97% felt that way. Monday morning quarterbacking may have reduced the percentage who thought we should go in.

    And like people who don’t understand that the Christians and Muslims both come from the old Testament, are not Hindu nor Buddhist, people don’t understand the different sects in the Muslim Religion, like the Christians have Catholic and Protestant, with the Protestants further broken down.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Permalink
  7. Hassan wrote:

    EBDOUG, how do you stand corrected? So there are few recent converts to christianity, but still minority.

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink
  8. Patricia wrote:

    Fun cartoon, and the comments in this British stream don’t descend into ‘Trollisms’.

    I especially liked:

    17 June 2014 12:04am
    I can’t keep up with US foreign policy…
    Iran was part of the Axis of Evil and Al-Qaeda was also evil.
    Al-Qaeda starts fighting with Syria.
    Syria is friendly with Russia. Russia is evil so Al-Qaeda is not evil any more but an ally of the US. The CIA gives Al-Qaeda weapons.
    Al-Qaeda then starts taking over Iraq. The US has invested in over a million Iraqi deaths in Iraq to get their oil. This means Al-Qaeda is evil again.
    Iran doesn’t like Al-Qaeda near its borders so has offered to help the US in killing them. This means Iran is no longer evil and no longer part of the Axis of Evil but is an ally.
    Have I got this right?

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 9:12 pm | Permalink