Iran

Sword Dance


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So let’s get this straight. Russia attacks us by meddling in our election and the American president (sic) refuses to even acknowledge it. Iran (supposedly) attacks Saudi Arabia and Donald Trump is threatening war, depending on what minute it is.

Trump pulled the U.S. out of the nuclear agreement with Iran despite their remaining in compliance with it, increased sanctions on that nation, and is surprised that the region has become more hostile. Iran has shot down a U.S. drone and over the weekend, drones hit two Saudi oil facilities. Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen (who Saudi Arabia has been fighting) have claimed responsibility for the attack, but Saudi and American intelligence say the drones came from either Iran or Iraq, and everyone is eager to blame Iran.

Trump’s messaging is confusing. After the U.S. drone was shot down, Trump said we were “cocked and loaded,” and then he didn’t do anything. After the attack on the oil facilities, he said we’re “locked and loaded,” removing the cock, which apparently, doesn’t scare anyone.

As a stupid candidate, one of the messages Trump ran on was staying out of foreign wars pledging “America first.” As a stupid president, he’s sending conflicting messages to the international community. He’s talked about sitting down with the leader of Iran with “no conditions,” then says it’s “fake news” that he’s willing to sit down with no conditions. For what it’s worth, Iran has no interest in meeting with Trump.

Trump has flirted with the idea of offering Iran $15 billion to help them deal with U.S. sanctions. Why would we give them billions while we’re sanctioning them? An hour after he said “we don’t want war with anybody,” he started floating the idea of a U.S. military strikes on an Iranian oil facility. So what is it? We’re going to bomb them while giving them billions while leveling sanctions and offering to meet with no conditions as long as everyone thinks there are conditions? It’s shit like this that makes John Bolton seem like a reasonable person.

Why should we attack Iran? Iran didn’t attack us. They attacked Saudi Arabia. What’s our stake other than oil production being taken offline and driving up prices? The stake is Trump’s ego. When other nations flatter Trump and throw him parades, it’s not out of respect. It’s manipulation because Trump is easily played.

Trump’s first trip as president was to Riyadh where the Saudis displayed his face on titan trons for the nation to see. They gave him a sword dance. They promised to buy $350 billion of U.S. weaponry (which was actually less than $30 billion, and most of those sales had already occurred during the Obama years). In exchange, Trump turned a blind eye to a palace coup by Jared’s new BFF, Mohammed bin Salman and the murder of a Washington Post journalist by the kingdom. Trump even took the Saudi’s side when they initiated a blockade of Qatar, an American ally where U.S. troops are stationed. On top of all that, MBS has escalated the war against the Houthis and created a humanitarian crisis with 10 million Yemenis on the verge of famine, all without dislodging the Houthis. But Trump got a sword dance.

Saudi Arabia and Israel want war with Iran, but for us to fight it. We did this dance twice before. In 1990, we initiated Operation Desert Storm after Iraq invaded Kuwait and threatened Saudi Arabia. Operation Desert Storm wasn’t about American ideals. We weren’t defending our country, or values, or our flag. We were defending two kingdoms that repress at least half their populations, and we were fighting for lower oil prices. In 2003, we invaded Iraq just because it felt good and we lost over 4,000 American lives and according to the Lancet Survey, over 654,000 civilian deaths.

Now, Trump says we’re “locked and loaded” and that “we are waiting to hear from the kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of the attack, and under what terms we would proceed!” We’re waiting on the Saudis for what terms we should proceed? What are we, mercenaries? Why are we taking orders from Saudi Arabia, because they rent hotel rooms from Trump? Are our young men and women in the military going to die because Trump got a sword dance, investments from the Saudis, and Jared’s BFFs with MBS? If we go to war with Iran, the Trump family doesn’t have any skin involved as none of them has ever served in the military. But, I’m sure they make great cheerleaders like most Republicans do when it comes to fighting.

Is Iran responsible for the attacks? Probably. Should they be punished? Yes, but not by us. Iran didn’t attack us. They attacked Saudi Arabia who spends billions of dollars on American weaponry. Let them use it if they want a fight with Iran.

Trump can’t give us, our allies, or even our enemies a straight, consistent message. Donald Trump hasn’t just made the world dumber, but also more dangerous. Now, we’re supposed to go to war because Donald Trump claims Iran is responsible for attacking not us when we can’t even trust him about the weather.

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Deflection Bomb


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In case you haven’t noticed, Donald Trump’s racist quarrel with “the Squad” isn’t about any specific policy or government program. In fact, the majority of Trump’s attacks on the four female representatives is over stuff they never said. None of them has ever called America or Americans “garbage.” None of them has said they “hate our country” or that they’re “trying to destroy it.” If you can say anyone’s trying to destroy the country, you would point your finger at Trump. Also, overlooking the racist aspect for a moment, if Trump is on the right side of this argument, then why does he have to lie?

But, for the past week, one thing we haven’t talked about is Jeffery Epstein or the resignation of Alexander Acosta. Donald Trump will create a deflection to distract from an issue that could damage him. What’s in this Epstein case in regards to Trump that’s so bad that he deflected with racism? Or then again, Trump is so racist he doesn’t know he’s racist.

Once again, Trump has created a crisis. The man who claims he doesn’t have “a racist bone in his body” has shown the uglier side of our country as his crowd chants “send her back,” one of the oldest racist tropes in American history. Usually, this much hate leads to violence.

Another manufactured crisis of Trump’s creation is the one with Iran. Donald Trump has put that nation into a corner.

Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international treaty with Iran that prevented them from constructing a nuclear weapon, arguing it will help them construct a nuclear weapon. Mostly, he just wanted to end it because it was a treaty approved by the Obama administration. In doing so, Trump has made the United States a nation that can’t be trusted when it comes to treaties. And he wonders why Iran won’t talk to us now without conditions. Usually, we’re the ones who set conditions.

Iran is now suspected of attacking at least seven oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, where an estimated 20 million barrels of crude oil, 20 percent of the world’s supply, passes through daily (if you’re a Republican, “daily” means every day).

Ports in the gulf and a major pipeline in Saudi Arabia have been targeted. Iran shot down an American drone it claims violated its airspace, In return, the U.S. took down an Iranian drone last week. Now, Iran is seizing British-flag oil tankers.

Iran claims they have the capability to shut down the gulf which would affect oil exports from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and themselves. But, that is unlikely as it would definitely lead to a conflict.

Trump has imposed the harshest sanctions in history on Iran which they consider “economic warfare.” The nation’s oil exports are down to 250,000 a day, where before the sanctions they were at two million. In case you’re not a student of history, it was crippling sanctions against Japan that led them to believe going to war with the U.S. was their only recourse.

I don’t believe Iran is going to bomb Pearl Harbor, but strangling them is making them violate the nuclear treaty, which they are still a part of with Europe, Russia, and China. It can also lead Iran to create more havoc with Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen, who are fighting Saudi Arabia and have launched attacks against their oil infrastructure and tankers. Iran’s proxies have already forced Exxon to evacuate oil fields in Iraq twice. Iran is probably more interested in sabotage than all-out war.

Iran has conditions for the U.S to meet before there can be a diplomatic solution. Trump’s condition is that Iran kisses his ass. So, this may not end well.

If a war does start because of Trump’s negligence and narcissism, his voters won’t blame or bail on him…just like they won’t if he does drop an N-bomb.

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Cocked And Loaded


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Here’s your weekly cartoon for CNN’s weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. Please sign up to get these in your inbox every Sunday for the rest of your life.

If you’re a Trump supporter, you can’t have it both ways. Oh, you’ll try but can’t. Cultists, where did Trump make the wrong call? Where did he mess up? You can’t say he did the right thing by ordering a strike and that he also did the right thing by calling it off.

Over the past few days, I’ve seen and heard the cultists give mad props to Trump for “exercising restraint.” Hey, congratulations, Mr. President for not going off  “half-cocked” after being all “cocked and loaded.”

By law, the president must be informed of all aspects before a military strike if he’s to do it without approval from Congress. Trump did not have approval from Congress. So, why would he order an air strike before he had the number of potential casualties on his desk? Trump claims he was told only after he asked, and only after he had already ordered the attack. He later changed his story about the planes being in the air at the time he called off the attack. Either Trump is lying or Trump is lying.

Out of the many, many, many reasons why Donald Trump should not be president, this may be the best argument for his removal, or at least not voting for him in 2020.

This was a crisis of Trump’s creation. He pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal without a replacement. Now, he plans to initiate sanctions for…wait for it…pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. This is why our allies no longer trust or respect us. Well, one of the reasons.

Trump has surrounded himself with war hawks like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. These are two men who are perfectly willing to sacrifice your children with thousands of Iranian children and throw the Middle East in total Earth-shattering chaos for their dogma. And, now it’s come out that he took war counseling advice from Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Before he became president, Trump warned us that President Obama would start a war with Iran to help his re-election. Maybe Trump thought it was a good idea. But, Obama never started that war nor did he ever seek counseling on it from TV show hosts.

Finally, Donald Trump doesn’t have the fortitude for making life-and-death decisions. At some point, he may order a strike just to prove he is tough. If anything, after throwing threat after threat at Iran, he walked out this weekend looking like a wimp.

Trump was right that an airstrike killing 150 people would not be a proportionate response to the downing of a drone, even a very expensive drone, which Trump has reminded us several times was “unmanned.” But he shouldn’t have ordered the strike in the first place. He shouldn’t have put us into a crisis with Iran that would lead them to shoot down a drone or attack oil tankers. No, Iran is not an innocent victim in this situation, but that puts more responsibility on Donald Trump to be the responsible adult. Unfortunately, Donald Trump isn’t even an adult less enough responsible.

A president must be able to comprehend as well. When talking about the strike and responding instead with sanctions, he brought up how Iran can’t be allowed to have a nuclear weapon, which has nothing to do with this crisis. That’s a separate issue…kinda like immigration and tariffs.

Trump chickened out of a fight he shouldn’t have started in the first place. Donald Trump is a poodle. He’s all bark and no bite and someone else is wagging his tail.

Creative notes and roughs: We set a record this week for the numbers of roughs drawn. Before we even started the conversation, I had eight ideas ready to go. I thought for certain that one of them would be chosen. Then, breaking news changed our direction and it was obvious we had to do something on Iran. After several more ideas, my editor expressed that he really wanted to play with the term “cocked and loaded.” While that gave me a direction to work with, it was kind of a small window to stay in. He even wrote an idea I didn’t understand and while on the phone, he realized it didn’t work.

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Then I sent him the above cartoon, which I wasn’t in love with. He liked the direction and suggested using the term “half-cocked.” I felt it needed tweaking. So, I sent…

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This, and then I sent…

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this.

We talked about which of the two versions worked better, one jet or jet. After getting another opinion from another CNN editor I’ve worked with, we decided to go with the one jet.

By the time we were done, I had given CNN 25 ideas. TWENTY FIVE. I told them it’s not as easy as I make it look.

I am having a great time working for them. After this cartoon was done, my editor called me about next week’s newsletter and cartoon because he already has the direction we’re going in. We’re going to have a very busy couple of days this coming week but I don’t think I’ll have to draw 25 roughs. I’ll be very happy if that record stands for a long time.

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Operation Desert Stormy


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I’m feeling kinda burned out after working all day, but I had to give you something out of all the roughs I’ve drawn for CNN. Also, after this, I want to move on from Iran.

I’ll give you a longer blog on the subject this Sunday. Right now, I need eats and sleeps.

Update. The Rough.

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Drones Are Expensive


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A Sinking Argument


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In 1898, the USS Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor (if you’re a conservative, Havana is in Cuba). It was sunk in February of that year. By April, we were at war with Spain. At that time, Spain was a world power whose strength was dwindling. But, they still held territories from their days of conquest. When the war was over, Spanish Empire was no more and the United States was a world power taking possession of Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. The war only lasted ten weeks and none of the fighting was in the U.S. or Spain.

The sinking of the Maine was a contributing factor for the U.S. to go to war with Spain. The public wasn’t enthusiastic about war until the Maine was sunk. Newspapers at the time, operating with less journalistic integrity than they do now, published on front pages the rallying cry, “Remember the Maine! To Hell with Spain!” And to this day, we don’t know what sunk the ship. But quite frankly, wouldn’t Spain had rather sunk a ship that didn’t rhyme with “Spain?”

There has never been any proof the Spaniards sunk The Maine. In 1974, a U.S. naval investigation agreed with the theory that the sinking happened because the ship’s magazines had been ignited by a spontaneous fire in a coal bunker. Spain never even got a “my bad.”

In 1915 during World War I (which nobody was calling “World War I” at the time), the ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by Germany off the coast of Ireland. Germany was waging submarine warfare against the United Kingdom which had initiated a naval blockade of Germany. Propaganda was spread by both sides, but the tide of public opinion internationally went against Germany, which was easy because they’re German. While the ship was carrying civilian passengers, including many Americans, Germany argued that it was also carrying ammunition for the war. The sinking helped instigate America’s entry into World War I (in case you’re a Trump cultist, we entered on the side of the British, not the Germans), which before had been very unpopular in the U.S. Most Americans couldn’t see how the fight in Europe was any business of the United States. Most historians still can’t find any genuine reason for the U.S. to have been in World War I.

The UK denied that the ship carried ammunition but decades later, issued a warning to divers stating the equivalent of, “hey, be careful. There are ammunitions down there.”

In 1964, the U.S. Navy and North Vietnamese Navy had one or two skirmishes in the Gulf of Tonkin. One or two? Yes, because to this day, we’re not sure. But whatever happened in the Gulf led the U.S. to become way more involved in the Vietnam War.

Three North Vietnamese torpedo boats attacked the destroyer, USS Maddox. Four North Vietnamese sailors were killed, six wounded, with damages to each torpedo boat. One American aircraft was damaged and a single bullet hole was discovered in the ship. The U.S. later claimed there was a second attack but the only evidence found have been ghost radar images. The U.S. Navy described ghost images as a naval battle.

What happened next was Congress giving President Lyndon Johnson authority to assist any Southeast Asian nation who was being threatened by communist aggression. Lyndon later used this to justify escalating the war. Full details of the Tonkin incident were kept from the public and later, many involved claimed the Maddox was used to instigate North Vietnam to attack it in order to justify the U.S. going to war.

In 2003, the U.S. led an international coalition in an invasion of Iraq based on the lie that they had weapons of mass destruction and a nuclear program. In case you’re a Republican, No. They did not have weapons of mass destruction and their nuclear program was about as advanced as my microwave oven. I have to state that because people like John Bolton, our current National Security Adviser, still argues the case for invading Iraq.

There were also lies that Iraq was involved in 9/11 with a majority of Americans holding that belief. What was ignored by American politicians and the public was that Iraq never attacked the United States.

Ultimately, over 4,000 American soldiers were killed with an estimated 100,000 plus Iraqi civilian deaths. We overthrew Saddam Hussein and Iraq became a “democracy.” Iraq also became a nation full of insurgents. And even though the Iraqi Army was demolished, the government destroyed, and George W. Bush declaring “mission accomplished,” the war continued for nearly nine years. We created a power vacuum in Iraq and created ISIS. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney made a terrorist rock star out of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Are you ready to do it again?

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Uber Warlord


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Yusuf Abdi Ali is accused of being a war criminal who fought under Somali dictator Siad Barre. Eye witnesses told a Canadian documentary about Ali’s viciousness during Somalia’s brutal civil war during the 1980s. One said “Two men were caught, tied to a tree. Oil was poured on them and they were burnt alive. I saw it with my own eyes. I cut away their remains.” 

Another said, “He caught my brother. He tied him to a military vehicle and dragged him behind. He shredded him into pieces.

Ali was living in Canada until he was deported when the documentary aired in 1992. He moved to the U.S. where he worked as a security guard until 2016 when CNN found him and confronted him about the allegations. He was fired soon after.

A few days ago, CNN discovered he has been driving for Uber for the past 18 months in Virginia and had a 4.89 rating as an “Uber Pro Diamond” driver. I’m sure the guy dragged behind a military vehicle until shredded into pieces would give him a lower rating. He was also driving for Lyft and had passed TSA and FBI background checks. Seriously.

Personally, I wish Donald Trump and his National Security Adviser John Bolton were driving for Uber instead of being in charge of U.S. foreign policy. Bolton has long advocated for war with Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen, and North Korea. Despite not being able to find any of those places on a map, Trump may think it’s a good idea to start a fight with a few of them.

Trump pulled the U.S. out of a treaty that prevented Iran from developing a nuclear weapon which didn’t make any sense at all. Iran is still in the treaty but if they pull out, which they’re now discussing, nothing will restrain them from developing nuclear weapons.

Now, he’s accusing Iran of being connected to al Qaida and labeling them as a threat to the United States. Haven’t we seen this movie already? That’s exactly what Bush and Cheney did to justify war with Iraq. While their claims proved to be lies, many Americans still believe Iraq has some responsibility for 9/11.

Earlier this month, the U.S. deployed an aircraft strike group to the region (when they did that with North Korea, they lost it) and there is talk of pumping over 100,000 U.S. troops into the region to confront Iran.

John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo want us to go to war with Iran. In fact, Bolton is still supportive of our invasion of Iraq. Bolton was wrong on Iraq. He is unwilling to learn from history, from his own history. Now, he wants to repeat it. What does he have to lose when he’s not the one who’s going to die on a battlefield?

Donald Trump claims he was against the war with Iraq which is a lie, but he wasn’t a cheerleader for it either. There are reports he doesn’t want war with Iran but he’s easily influenced and manipulated by smarter people. So is Jared Kushner who talks secretly with the murderous Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia through an iPhone app. Saudi Arabia and Israel would LOVE to see the U.S. fight a war for them against Iran. All of these people have Trump’s ear. We may be just one sword dance away from thousands more Americans dying in a war in the Middle East.

Iran won’t be like Iraq. It’ll be worse. Iran is geographically larger. They’re larger in population than Iraq. Most importantly, their military is the most powerful in the region after Israel. They have over 500,000 active personnel with another 300,000 in reserve. They’re not a joke. It would be a quagmire that will make Iraq look like a cakewalk. In the end, we could walk away with nothing gained, much like our experience in Vietnam.

We don’t just need to avoid a war with Iran, and everyone else, we need to get those whispering for it into Trump’s ears out of the White House. This is what happens when you put people in charge who are stupid and are not students of history.

John Bolton should not be playing World of Warcraft with actual lives of Americans. Bolton joined the Maryland Army National Guard to avoid fighting in Vietnam, a war he supported as long as he wasn’t one of those fighting in it. He later wrote in his Yale 25th reunion book, “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy.”

Bolton has no desire to die in the desert or mountains of Iran either, but he’s OK with you or your children dying there for his whimsies. Before we start a war with anyone, Bolton needs to be put into an Uber and driven over a cliff.

Creative notes: I intended to draw this cartoon Wednesday night or Thursday morning, then Alabama happened. I offered the idea to CNN on Thursday night, and then I pushed it aside again for Jared’s immigration scam. My only concern is that this story may have been buried by this point. But, I liked it enough to take the shot.

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