Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. rayannina

    rayannina said, over 5 years ago

    Good God! Th-that’s the Red Rascal’s music!!!

  2. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, over 5 years ago

    The old copier service adage:

    Fast, cheap, accurate- pick any two.

  3. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, over 5 years ago

    mrbribery, re your comment yesterday; of course Duke has ‘rescued’ beforehand see http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1989/07/20/ The full story arc starts here: http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1989/07/12/ Enjoy

    Mike

  4. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, over 5 years ago

    Ah, so Duke can just marry His Excellency!

  5. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 5 years ago

    I believe they like to call it, “Dirty deeds done, dirt cheap”.

  6. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Call in the swat team….

  7. wndrwrthg

    wndrwrthg GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Where’s Otto Skorzeny when you need him.

  8. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 5 years ago

    Desert one? Was that where Jimmy sent in the Marines to save our hostages and they ran out of fuel? I bet that isn’t in my son’s history book.

  9. Sandfan

    Sandfan GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    The best track record in this area belongs to the Israelis. Maybe put the Prez through a quickie religious conversion and call Tel Aviv?

  10. Alabama_Al

    Alabama_Al said, over 5 years ago

    Lew, I doubt Iran-Contra would be found in your son’s history book either. Remember that? A lot of Ronnie’s more reverent devotees don’t (no joke).

  11. TexTech

    TexTech said, over 5 years ago

    Personally, I vote for either the Mission Impossible group or the A Team. The only problem is that Mr. T would probably end up killing His Excellency for being such a jerk.

  12. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, over 5 years ago

    “Desert one? Was that where Jimmy sent in the Marines to save our hostages and they ran out of fuel?” –Actually Carter being Navy leaned heavily on them and they used the naval variant of the helicopters. No dust and dirt over the ocean. They ingested sand when they landed in the desert killing the engines.

  13. Orion

    Orion said, over 5 years ago

    Someone PLEASE Look up Desert One.

    Confusion in ground handling due to an unexpected severe dust storm caused a collision between two aircraft on the ground that led to a catastrophic fire. Since some other aircraft had to turn back earlier due to mechanical difficulties, they were below mission minimums and had to abort.

    Orion

  14. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 5 years ago

    And don’t blame it on Carter - blame the ones responsible: the Pentagon jerks who couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag.

  15. salgud

    salgud said, over 5 years ago

    Not Carter’s finest hour. Caving in to political pressure, he allowed 3 branches of the service to participate, with no one person in charge. Huge mistake on a mission so dangerous and complicated. The ‘team” had only been working together for a short time. As the Israelis would tell you, this needs to be excuted by an experienced, highly synchronized team who knows exactly what the others will do in even unplanned eventualities. Since this incident, the military has put together various specialized teams for just such a purpose.

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