Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Joe Minotaur

    Joe Minotaur said, about 7 years ago

    Too much info to deal with. Must wait for coffee to finish.

  2. Doug_tuttle

    Doug_tuttle said, about 7 years ago

    O icon, blackberry running seven or 8 programs at once.

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 7 years ago

    Oooh! An icon audition, cool.

  4. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    Can’t wait! LOL

  5. plus4

    plus4 said, about 7 years ago

    Gee… I just realized I didn’t miss Mark’s dad either.

    Interesting how one of these frames has already appeared in the comic. If I understand the comics business correctly, GT would have had to draw today’s comic several weeks before the recent dailies.

  6. NoMo'ol'tomcats

    NoMo'ol'tomcats said, about 7 years ago

    Love the smell of metafiction in the morning!

  7. JonD17

    JonD17 said, about 7 years ago

    13, Good God, please bring Ray and his sisters & brothers home! 5 Rotations qualify as a war crime for God’s sake

  8. yyyguy

    yyyguy said, about 7 years ago

    @plus4: haven’t both #15 and #18 appeared in the dailies? i would think it’s at least possible, since we are well into summer.

  9. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) said, about 7 years ago

    Great strip today. Bloom already.

  10. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, about 7 years ago

    I don’t know if anybody has done five rotations without volunteering for it. That would take about eigth years to rotate through five army deployments. Better than WW2 vets who where drafted for the duration. My dad went straigth from North Africa to Italy to Germany.

  11. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, about 7 years ago

    I thought Uncle Stupidhead Chucklebutt (luv that new name!) already “retired” from “odd jobs.”

  12. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    fbjsr - You’ve got a point, to get five rotations you’d probably have to volunteer. But lets not forget who were talking about here. Most soldiers feel that this kind of thing, forget about the politics, is their job. They feel compelled to deploy. Not because it gives them a chance to commit violence. They feel compelled to go for a large number of reasons. Patriotism, loyalty to their comrades, loyalty to their unit. A deep feeling of responsibility. Knowing that if they don’t go someone less qualified will have to. Knowing that the skills they have may keep other soldiers alive.

    I respect your father and his sacrifice. But some might say he had it easy in other ways. Your father only had to leave home once. Soldiers today have to keep going back and back and back into war zones. Knowing what it is like, knowing what they’ll have to do. Imagine having been through something like Fallujah, and then knowing you’ll have to go back. And your Dad never had to deal with anyone treating his war as wrong, unpopular or even trivial. It isnt fair to compare WW2 vets with the soldiers of today. Their wars are completely different. At least the enemy in your fathers day wore a uniform. Both WW2 vets and todays soldiers have been asked to make terrible sacrifices. They have all done more than enough to earn our respect and gratitude.

  13. JonD17

    JonD17 said, about 7 years ago

    Check the rotation/extension count in Iraq. 5 may be a stretch, but most of them have been there way too long. Just as a quick example, the 18th MP Division started its 3rd rotation in 2007

  14. jimpow

    jimpow said, about 7 years ago

    WHOOAH & Semper Fi !!

  15. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 years ago

    If not the GOP, then who?

    I love the stove pipe hat, but it looks like its out…

    And, as far as I am concerned, making a US soldier serve one rotation in Iraq is a war crime…

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