published Saturday, September 7th, 2013

The Policeman

about Clay Bennett...

The son of a career army officer, Bennett led a nomadic life, attending ten different schools before graduating in 1980 from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Art and History. After brief stints as a staff artist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Fayetteville (NC) Times, he went on to serve as the editorial cartoonist for the St. Petersburg Times (1981-1994) and The Christian Science Monitor (1997-2007), before joining the staff of the ...

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PlainTruth said...

Now that's funny right there.

September 7, 2013 at 12:08 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

Many of us have been wondering what happened to all those bold, principled, sincere anti-war celebrities from the Bush years. They seem to have crawled under various rocks now that a Democrat President is eager to launch a war of choice against a country that hasn't attacked American interests. Wherefore art thou, Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen? Whassup, Janeane Garofalo? Not even a peep out of two-fisted anti-war activist Sean Penn? To mix a little Prince and Shakespeare, his is what it sounds like when doves cry havok and let slip the dogs of war. -John Hayward

September 7, 2013 at 12:26 a.m.
AndrewLohr said...

What, not Winston the opinion dog tearing the bumper off the car?

Syria needs President Jesus, not a cruise-missile slap on the wrist.

If we're the world's cop, and North Korea has killed more of its own people than Syria, why attack Syria instead of North Korea?

Who made us the world cop? (Divine Providence?!?!)

What's our national interest in attacking Syria? They're not attacking us, are they?

September 7, 2013 at 12:40 a.m.
fairmon said...

To really mold public opinion assess every person their share of the cost to wage another undeclared war. The deficit and debt will keep increasing until 100% of Americans pay something and total tax revenue equals expenses.

September 7, 2013 at 12:58 a.m.
nucanuck said...

Interesting that our own Bob Corker has sided with the throttles of power and against the clear and lop-sided will of the American people. (Too much ambition?)

And who ever would have thought that we would see the day when the government leaders of the world's biggest countries would speak out openly against the US attacking Syria without a UN mandate. China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Russia, and South Africa have all opposed the US on a Syria attack. Israel and our Middle East policy are isolating us from the rest of the world. How will that help America?

September 7, 2013 at 6:46 a.m.
limric said...

Nice one today Clay, as are those on the subject that preceded it.

Summed up nicely:

"In the Syria argument, the moderating influence is the public, which doesn't seem to have even basic confidence in Washington's higher wisdom."

:Peggy Noonan

September 7, 2013 at 7:17 a.m.
joneses said...

Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany, France, Sweden and the rest of the world have disagreed with obama on attacking Syria. Does that mean all these countries are racist?

September 7, 2013 at 7:25 a.m.
joneses said...

Obama is inept and if we support the Syrian Rebels we expedite the strength of Al Qaeda whose goal is to destroy those that do not believe like them which includes America. Here is one of the leaders that Obama and McCain want to support. Check out the clip. I know Glenn Beck can be annoying but in this video he is not supporting Democrats or Republicans but is only against attacking Syria and sending Syria aid.

September 7, 2013 at 7:35 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

A conservative facebook friend posted a great meme the other day: Pearl Harbor was a good example of a "no boots on the ground" strike.

September 7, 2013 at 7:37 a.m.
rick1 said...

It is being reported that Pope Francis has written a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, host of the G-20 summit that President Obama is attending, urging world leaders to oppose a military intervention in Syria.

Stand up and be proud America. We have elected not once but twice the only moron on this planet to be our president who can make the Pope turn to Russia to plead for world peace.

September 7, 2013 at 8:11 a.m.
PlainTruth said...
September 7, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.
rick1 said...

PT reference your 12:26am post here is what I feel is the main reason you are not hearing anything from the Hollywood elite. Here is a statement Ed Asner made.

Another reason some Hollywood progressives have been reticent to speak out against war in Syria, according to Asner, is fear of being called racist.

"A lot of people don't want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama," he said.

So the group who is so quick to play the race card on anyone who disagrees with Obama's policies or decisions are now afraid of having the race card played on them.

September 7, 2013 at 8:42 a.m.
delmar said...

From One Nobel Peace Laureate To Another, Open letter to President Barack Obama - By Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

September 7, 2013 at 8:49 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

"Many of us have been wondering what happened to all those bold, principled, sincere anti-war celebrities from the Bush years. They seem to have crawled under various rocks now that a Democrat President is eager to launch a war of choice against a country that hasn't attacked American interests." - PT

Don't know and don't care. It's obvious that there is plenty of opposition to Obama from regular folks on this, even those whom you claim to be his liberal base of fawning idol worshipers. As you can see from the preponderance of posts here he is not getting much support from anybody on either side of the aisle. Most of us have also been outspoken in denouncing him for his abhorrent drone policy.

However I can't help but remember Bennett's 'toon from the other day, showing Obama damned if he does and damned if he doesn't, especially with regard to the opinion of you Obama haters. It was right on the mark. If he were calling for diplomacy and restraint now, or anything other than military action, you would be labeling him a liberal wuss and panty-waist and you damn well know it.

September 7, 2013 at 8:55 a.m.
PlainTruth said...

rick1: You are right, of course. Ironic, isn't it. The leftist are afraid of a climate they themselves invented. Hypocreeps.

September 7, 2013 at 8:58 a.m.
jesse said...

Time to hook a wrecker to it and drag it to the impound lot!

Been around TOO LONG!!

He's too inept to be a COP!!

Every body's down on Bush for not having an exit strategy for Iraq and Obama can't even come up w/an Entrance strategy for Syria!

September 7, 2013 at 9:03 a.m.
prairie_dog said...

A vaguely anti-Obama cartoon? What happened?

Intervention in Syria would only result, in the end, in displaced Syrians immigrating to this country to pursue criminal careers. It's just like the Russian mafia situation. Criminals love NOTHING more than a "free" society.

September 7, 2013 at 10:12 a.m.
librul said...

Hmmmmm .. did John Kerry have a stroke they're not telling us a about ????

September 7, 2013 at 10:20 a.m.
fairmon said...

Apparently a lot of discussion about an attack but there appears to be none about how to handle the plethora of possible reactions.

Getting more involved in Syria is like having unprotected sex with total strangers. You may get something that won't wash off. Obama says he will address the American people Tuesday night. This is one time I will listen closely to every word. I hope to hear more than rah, rah, yes we can etc. I am sure we will hear at least one time "let me be perfectly clear". I want to hear specifics without assumptions and speculations. There are opinions galore about what happens if we don't, primarily that others will be bolder, others will think we are weak but fewer opine on what happens if we do.

September 7, 2013 at 11:36 a.m.
MickeyRat said...


I’m not sure what your point was posting that link other than a childish NYEA NYE NYEA pththbbt - which is certainly in keeping with RWNJ’s MOD.

HOWEVER, I have a more plausible theory. They are embarrassed.

September 7, 2013 at 12:37 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Congratulations Australia. For having the eggs to elect a conservative pres.

September 7, 2013 at 12:44 p.m.
joneses said...

Obama has no international support to help Al Qaeda by bombing Syria, no U.N. support to help Al Qaeda, no support from Russia or China to help Al Qaeda. Does one fine it odd that 90% of Americans are siding more with Putin than obama for his choice to support Al Qaeda by bombing Syria? I never thought I would see the day when more Americans would take the side of the leader of Russia than they do the person who occupies the White House. This should tell everyone something about what a pathetic representative of the United States you liberal fools put in the White House.

September 7, 2013 at 1:21 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

The past month or so really shows the weaknesses of The Ditherer in Chief.

September 7, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.
joneses said...

I find it amazing that obama wants to help the Muslim extremist that were responsible for 9/11.

September 7, 2013 at 2:46 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

"obama wants to help the Muslim extremist that were responsible for 9/11."

Really? I doubt it, and you ain't got nuthin to back that up.

September 7, 2013 at 4:56 p.m.
joneses said...

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, is generally acknowledged to be the most effective force fighting al-Assad so obama attacking Assad will be helping Al Qaeda that attacked America on 9/11. Pretty simple fact.

September 7, 2013 at 5:02 p.m.
BigRidgePatriot said...

I guess this shows us that the power structure in Washington is under overwhelming pressure from forces that are kept from us. Obama is a very dangerous fool who is struggling with the contradiction between his instincts and the seats of power who are pushing his hand.

September 7, 2013 at 5:44 p.m.
MickeyRat said...

That still doesn't backup your contention the Obama wants to help Al Qaeda.

September 7, 2013 at 6:24 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

Well, Rat. He shoud back neither. Should be like observing Stalingrad...Nazis and Commies killing each other...a win-win.

September 7, 2013 at 9:12 p.m.
Maximus said...

We will see what happens with Barry's big teleprompter Valarie Jarret / Axelrod written speech on Tuesday night. I don't think Barry has the gonads to do much other than play golf with rich white people. Has anyone seen the unemployment stats for blacks in America? They are appalling! Thanks Barry, your hope and change is killing black America!

Obama likes rich white people especially when they give him money. Cheers and Go Vols!

September 7, 2013 at 10:28 p.m.
fairmon said...

alprova must be waiting on the official talking points Tuesday night to reach a conclusion and have an opinion. Or, the 100 wpm blew his key board up. I hope it is either of those or something else that is not untoward around his well being. I often disagree with him and am amazed by his blind loyalty to Obama but I do not dislike him.

September 7, 2013 at 10:44 p.m.
PlainTruth said...

fairmon: No need to dislike alpo. I'll average out for you.

September 7, 2013 at 11:11 p.m.
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