From cartoonist Clay Jones about ‘Whose Quagmire Is It Anyway?’ and the difference between Putin and Obama in Syria
Does everyone in the United States have short memories? It was just a couple years ago Obama had a serious hankering to start bombing Syrian troops. Public opposition derailed his plans, and today we’re yelling at him for not doing anything. We are a fickle people.
Donald Trump thinks it’s a good thing Putin’s Russia is in Syria. I would agree with him if Putin wasn’t using the guise of fighting terrorism to actually fight those who oppose a brutal dictator. Putin’s venture into Syria doesn’t have anything to do with fighting terrorism and is only a venture to stabilize Assad.
We’re going to take as much action on Putin in Syria as we did with Putin in Ukraine or Putin in Georgia (not the Georgia Jimmy Carter’s from).
Here in the United States, nobody has an answer for Syria. All we have is criticism. Criticism isn’t all bad, unless it’s all you got…and you’re a political cartoonist.
I also find it bizarre that conservatives seem to be idolizing Putin, taking him at his word and stating that he’s so honest. Admire a Russian strongman who’s overcompensating for something while you create lies about your American president. Such patriotism. Maybe Putin reminds them of Bush, and they can see his soul.
I was wondering what an actual “Quagmire” would look like, other than quicksand. When I did a Google Image search, I got this.