Say What? Archive
What a long, strange strip it's been
Welcome to the Doonesbury Say What? Archive
May 20, 2015"Nobody lives life backwards. At the time, reasonable people could disagree over whether to go to war in Iraq. It's really a silly hypothetical, and the people who ask it should know better. You don't get to relive history that way."-- Eliot Cohen, former top aide to Condoleezza Rice and founding member of the Project For A New American Century, on asking presidential candidates if they would have invaded"It was not a mistake."-- Sen. Marco Rubio on Iraq invasion"It was worse than a mistake, it was a crime."-- Paul Krugman on Iraq invasion"
May 19, 2015"I don't think I've ever taken as many selfies as I did in Thailand. It's one of the prettiest places I've ever traveled to!"
– Kim Kardashian in Selfish
May 18, 2015"The simple fact is that mistakes were made. As they always are in life."
– Jeb Bush, on the invasion of Iraq
May 15, 2015"It is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed upon."
– Gov. Greg Abbott, on deploying the Texas State Guard during Jade Helm
May 13, 2015"Fox News' Megyn Kelly:"Knowing what we now know, would you have authorized the invasion [of Iraq]?"Jeb Bush:"I would have."
May 12, 2015"You rural white people who are always saying things like 'Don't mess with Texas,' let me tell you something; you are among the most left-alone, least messed-with people on the planet. You can carry an assault rifle into a Chili's. What more do you want? The right to do it shirtless? You are practically your own independent country now. You've outlawed abortion. You've gutted government regulation. You're armed to the teeth. You're the white Somalia. Stop worrying about getting sucked into the New World Order. You are barely in the current world order. And the only reason we conduct military exercises in your area is there is no chance of accidentally damaging anything anybody cares about."
– Bill Maher on Jade Helm
May 11, 2015"Carbon dating, all these things, really doesn't mean anything to a God who has the ability to create anything at any point in time."
– GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, discussing his rejection of evolution theory
May 08, 2015"We welcome war with the U.S. as we do believe that it will be the scene for our success to display the real potentials of our power. We have prepared ourselves for the most dangerous scenarios and this is no big deal."
– Iran Brigadier General Hossein Salami
May 06, 2015"To be honest, I can imagine the kind of comparison you can make between the Charlie Hebdo attack of January 7 and this event. But there is no comparison possible, absolutely no comparison. You have an anti-Islamic movement, a very harsh movement against the 'Islamization' of the U.S. The problem of Charlie Hebdo is absolutely not the same."-- Charlie Hebdo writer Jean-Baptiste Thoret, distancing his magazine from the Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas"We don't organize contests. We just do our work. We comment on the news."-- Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gerard Biard explaining the difference between his magazine and the Muhammad contest"
May 05, 2015"You look at what's going on in Baltimore today, you know, you see issues that are raised there, and healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman because they can have a healthy family and they can raise children in the way that's best for their future, not only socially but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective. There's just nothing like traditional marriage that does that."
– Texas Rep. Bill Flores