Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

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  1. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 3 years ago

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder effects both sides.

  2. J Lee Cline

    J Lee Cline said, over 3 years ago

    Might have something to do with the death squads in Iraq that target Iraqi who have assisted the American effort? Amazing how few Iraqi are here, most go to refugee camps in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and are suffled back…not like the Thai, Viet Nam or other war refugees at all. Iraq has been a strange, illegal war…and looks like it will be strange for some time to come.

  3. mroberts88

    mroberts88 said, over 3 years ago

    That seems kinda ironic.

  4. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe he was a Republican.

  5. Setebos

    Setebos said, over 3 years ago

    Rule One: The Lieutenant is always right!

    Rule Two: when in doubt, refer to Rule One.

  6. ibmama2

    ibmama2 said, over 3 years ago

    This strip is so poignantly true…Brilliant, Trudeau! Thank you.

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    Considering their history, I wonder that entire Afghan population aren’t experiencing PTSD, No to mention the entire Iraqi and Palestinian populations, and to a lesser degree the Israelis as well. And the Somalis. In fact, it would not surprise me if what we call PTSD is what they call Normal. It sometimes seems that those folks are crazy, irrational. Maybe that is true, but in a way we never consider.

  8. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this foreshadows Toggle and Hakim interacting with each other for mutual healing and to being instruments of cross-cultural understanding.

  9. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 3 years ago

    Naw? GT wouldn’t put the in the same therapy group, would he?

  10. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this foreshadows a load of touchy feely codswallop.

  11. OshkoshJohn

    OshkoshJohn said, over 3 years ago

    I can imagine the storyline where Hakim and Toggle will meet and learn about each other.

    I am wondering if Sergeant Mel is being set up to be killed off or wounded while saving her new subordinates during an attack on the base. GT brought her back into the war for a reason.

  12. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Lewreader

    No, not in any group. I think it will be face to face outside of any formal structure that they end up helping each other conquer their inner demons.

    Ever read Enemy Mine by Barry Longyear (1979)? Won the Hugo and a couple of other awards.

  13. heeyuk

    heeyuk said, over 3 years ago

    Cue the book burning…church raising…[insert other emotionally charged event here]

  14. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    perfection. and on this day.

  15. TexTech

    TexTech said, over 3 years ago

    Considering that Leo’s therapy group is almost certainly at the VA, I doubt Hakim would be in it. As The Skulker said, it will probably be somewhere else where they meet up.

    @Sandfan: If you don’t like the strip (and you must not since you seem to frequently complain about the story lines), there is a simple solution. Stop reading it!

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