Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 4 years ago

    The side effect of the World Cup.

  2. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    One of the Shabab explains why they blew up the 70 Ugandan soccer fans: “We’re fighting to bring Islamic law to their country, because we are Muslims and it is according to the Koran.”

    “You guys trained them” can refer also to the 14 Americans charged last Nov. with going to join the Shabab in Somalia.

  3. Sheik Yerbouti

    Sheik Yerbouti said, over 4 years ago

    Shahab’s statement in the last panel reminds me of my favorite quote from Animal House:

    Flounder, you can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You f***ed up… you trusted us! Hey, make the best of it!

  4. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant shift of the blame. There’s a place for that guy in Congress.

  5. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 4 years ago

    Is that Sargeant Ray? It sure has been a long deployment.

  6. kpinvt

    kpinvt said, over 4 years ago

    I posted the following late to the Sunday edition and I’m posting it here so maybe it will get more eyeballs.

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  7. myming

    myming GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

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  8. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 4 years ago

    Replying to yesterday’s comments:

    Lew, can you tell the difference between starting & continuing? Dwight Eisenhower began the U.S.’ involvement in Vietnam. John Kennedy & Lyndon Johnson continued & increased the U.S.’ involvement. Richard Nixon increased it, spread it into other nations, & then, finally, ended the U.S.’ involvement. Is that really so difficult to understand?

    I understand your anger & shame over your time in Vietnam, but you should not take it out on yourself any longer, on your fellow soldiers, or on the rest of us whom you, without cause or evidence, label “draft dodgers”. I feel sorry for you, but you should really stop lashing out &, instead, begin doing good.

    When I visit the Wall, I feel awe & thrills over what a brilliant monument it is. Simultaneously, I feel sadness & anger over the losses, including my own, and the waste. The Vietnam War was an enormous waste of lives & money. It should serve as a lesson, but true draft-dodgers, like your beloved Bush-Dick, refuse to learn the lesson &, instead, take the lesson that wars make money for the wealthy. Thus, we find President Obama moving toward ending two wars that an ethical president would never have begun.

    In re today’s cartoon:

    Ray (if that is Ray; he has different hair from the last time I recall seeing him), sometimes you just gotta let ’em make their own mistakes. When the bombers hurt the soccer-playing guards, then maybe their fellows will see that guarding is better than playing soccer. (Of course, the Iraqi captain would have called the game football.)

    Yesterday was Henry David Thoreau’s 193rd birthday. He was a man who refused to fight in wars of imperialism & stood up for his principles, setting an example that has freed millions. Today is the 37th anniversary of Alexander Butterfield’s admission that Nixon taped conversations in the Oval Office & on the ’phone. I remember it clearly. What a wonderful day. In addition, it is the 25th anniversary of Live-Aid & Wole Soyinka’s 76th birthday. Good day, all.

  9. ThomasPaine

    ThomasPaine said, over 4 years ago

    I just posted the following in yesterday’s strip’s comment section, but since it seems to have continued here, I’ll re-post it:

    How, exactly, did the Vietnam War stop anything? Didn’t the North do exactly what they set out to do, take over the South? Everything that we fought there to prevent came to pass, and as a result nearly 60,000 Americans and countless thousands of others died for nothing.

    Sorry if you think you served your country, Lewreader, but this country was not served by anything that was done there, just like Iraq.

  10. palin drome

    palin drome GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Why do GT’s cartoons, devised to spotlight some immediate political problem, instead make some readers look inward to remembered failures or personal blame? Is GT a Christian liberal, more interested in his conscience than in historical reality?

    Sergeant Ray (?) needs to realize that any guilt he may feel pales in comparison to the demonic evil (Islamism) that holds the ISF (Iraq Security Force) in thrall. He needs to keep his eye on the real danger, not look for imaginary failings in himself or in his “culture.”

    GT seems unaware that he’s mocking his own Christian liberalism, which by looking inwards can only breed cowards, not soldiers. Christianity becomes fiendish—-literally demonic—-when it cripples our ability to objectify evil, which does not confine itself to our petty, egotistical souls.

    Ps. @ Brian and Lew

    I’d rather hear your thoughts on the strip than your opinions of one another.

  11. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 4 years ago

    BRIAN I would lover to see your history book. Eisenhower never put troops in. Look at your liberal friendly history book and see if the word adviser’s is in the glossary. I like how you glossed over a certain Democrat’s bending of the Constitution with the Gulf of Tomkin Resolution. Wasn’t that in response to a fictional attack so Johnson could bypass the need for congressional approval?You call it”increased involvement”? Is that a euphemism for murdered 58,000 men?

    But you didn’t care. You had you rich boy college deferment. Besides it was a bad war. You knew more than anyone over 30. What’s that tired old joke? What’s the difference between war and peace? There has never been a good war.

    Thanks for your liberal history book on Thoreau. Isn’t it on public record (real records, not his gibberish) that he was imprisoned for tax evasion, like those rich banker types you so respect? Yeah, he tried to claim it was a civil disobedience (crime) to protest the War between the States. For some reason, when his friends and neighbors bankrupt themselves to pay his taxes, he willingly walked out of jail. I have to remember that this is the same man who burned his neighbors barn to get nails for his house.Did you love this liar as much as I when we were gullible undergrads listening to pinko professors. Thank God (oops, hope that word doesn’t offend) we grew up and don’t listen to those leftist lies anymore.

    And BRIAN I’m sure you have your reasons for printing lies about me, but why do you attack my family? Are women and children fair game? If you think I am lying when I call you a draft dodger, what did you do for your county (Didn’t one of your Democrats say that?) ? You said you didn’t join the military because it was a bad war. You didn’t join the Peace Corps to save the world, why? Could it be because Brian was preparing himself for a future for Brian and to heck with the world cause Brian was more important? Yup, don’t squat in the mud with the Marine Corps. Don’t sweat in the mud building a dam in the Peace Corps. Stay clean protesting what you were told to protest.

  12. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, over 4 years ago

    ThomasPaine, I again take issue with the smug and simplistic contention that our young men in Vietnam or Iraq accomplished nothing. They changed the world by making a statement on behalf of this country. It doesn’t even matter if they emerged victorious on the battlefield… the statement itself changed history profoundly, and in my opinion (which is all either of has to go on), for the better.

    You can disagree on the validity of the statements themselves, but it’s simply not credible to think that the statements - and the men’s blood who made them - made no difference. History changed, as did the future which you yourself enjoy.

  13. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I wonder how the Vietnam and Iraq wars have changed history for the better.

    The thing about trying to reason with insanity is that it’s insane

  14. PossumPete

    PossumPete said, over 4 years ago

    I wonder if the families of the dead soldiers think their world is better now.

  15. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    We trained our current enemies too. When it comes to wars, things always seem to go awry.

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