Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. rmbdot

    rmbdot said, about 5 years ago

    Oh, Ray…

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, about 5 years ago

    Anyone know the date of the previous strip in this arc?

  3. Bensondonald

    Bensondonald GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    I think the last time we saw Ray, he was on leave and BD had to bail him out after a brawl. Ray said he’d come to prefer life at the front. Now he may be forced to go home.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, about 5 years ago

    ^Which makes his life a living hell no matter where he is.

  5. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Clark Kent said, “…All they were interested in was Iraqi oil, and valuable natural resources in Afghanistan.”

    I agree…

  6. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, about 5 years ago

    How would we have gained the intelligence if not there? How would we have a base for the helecopters to deploy from if not there? Inquiring minds want to know. Media victories are needed. Should have waited until Aug 2012.

  7. S_T_F_U

    S_T_F_U said, about 5 years ago

    So where is all this Iraqi oil that we were supposed to get? Last time I filled my car, gas was almost $4/gallon.

  8. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Clark is right.

    Increasingly, I’ve been pointing to the undercover-police model that the Israeli Mossad used to get Adolf Eichmann HALF A CENTURY AGO. Israel didn’t feel at all compelled to bomb the living daylights out of Argentina (where Eichmann was actually holed up), let alone naboring Uruguay and Paraguay, just because they happened to be smaller and weaker.

    BIn Laden was in Pakistan. PAKISTAN! So why the devil did we invade Iraq and Afghanistan? Just because they were pushovers? Just because all Islamic nations look alike? It’s like the kid who dropped a quarter in the basement but went looking for it in the kitchen because it was better lighted.

  9. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, about 5 years ago

    I think we were there for a dozen reasons, some directly contradictory to others. In other words, our foreign policy is borderline schizophrenic psychotic.

  10. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    there’s no lack of supply of oil. Just greedy futures buyers that think something’s going to happen to it. First quarter oil profits went up again…..

  11. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    big bucks for Halliburtin….very nasty blowback for us, and more to come, not to mention the tide of PTSD husbands who find mental illness and domestic life and no jobs so boring compared to the thrilling roulette of war…

  12. Larry

    Larry said, about 5 years ago

    wcorvi - nothing borderline about it.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 5 years ago

    If this doc has any scruples, Ray won’t be doing any more patrols. He is way past the limits of human endurance no matter what he thinks.

  14. Nemesys

    Nemesys said, about 5 years ago

    The philosophy about oil pricing is really quite simple - get as much as you possibly can for it.

    Price it higher than the competition, and you’ll lose money. If everyone prices it too high, and consumption falls off, then back off the price before alternatives look more attractive. If people keep buying even after the price goes up, then just raise the price a little more. Then a little more. Sort of like the neighborhood drug dealer who starts off by passing out free samples and then keeps upping the price knowing that addicts will have no choice but to pay up.

    Riding that fine line is all it’s about for the oil business. Talk about speculators, Halliberton, wars, supply, etc. are just distractions. Prices are high because we’re paying them.

  15. awaysaway

    awaysaway said, about 5 years ago

    Nemesys said oil “Prices are high because we’re paying them”. Agreed - it is as simple as that. We need to ween ourselves off this drug as best we can. But it is so tough to break any cycle of addiction…

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