Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 3 years ago

    TSA- keeping America safe at $8 per hour.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    TSA- feeling America up for $8 per hour.

  3. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I see only the left side of the 4th panel, because it’s cut in half vertically. Is anyone else having the same problem? Clicking on the magnifying glass brings it into view, but it’s odd that I have to.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    “Remembering 4,500 servicemen and women and 100,000 Iraqis who died for a lie.”
     
    Let’s see now, 100,000 Iraqis who died for the Bush lie divided by 4,500 U.S. servicepeople who died for the Bush lie = more than 22 Iraqis who died for every 1 American who died!
     
    Whoopie yay-ki-yay! Don’t you see, my fellow Americans? We won!
     
    This is a BODY COUNT victory in our favor! A “body count” victory is the standard established by the great Vietnam War and the great victory we won in Vietnam.
     
    The great Ronald Ray-Gun said it best when he said that Vietnam was a “noble” enterprise. And in Vietnam it was the body count ratio that determined the standard of victory.
    Thus also in Iraq. What’s good for victory in Vietnam is also good for victory in Iraq: meaning the reason why we won in Iraq is the body count ratio in our favor: Twenty-two Iraqis died for every American warrior who did. Whoopie!
     
    Yippie yay-ki-yay for our side! In terms of body counts, the ancient Roman Empire had nothing on us. We’re much better killers than they were — what with our high-tech smart bombs and all.
     
    Hallelujah Fallujah!
     
    Now is the time to rejoice. Now is the time for theBush-Cheney-neocon New American Century to kick in at last. What sitting-cuck country is next?
     
    Iran!
     
    Obviously. Kick their glasses! Kick their brasses! Kick their molasses!
     
    Then on to Russia. Gosh darn it all to heck, we got more nukes than they do!
     
    Then China. With 22-to-1kill-ratios in our favor established in Iraq, we can rule the world in a 1000-year-reich far better than Hitler’s Germany ever could.
     
    Today Iraq, tomorrow the world!
     
    Bombs away!

  5. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, over 3 years ago

    It was all a lie.

  6. sonny1

    sonny1 said, over 3 years ago

    I get the distinct impression that many of you commenting would not fight even to protect you and yours. I thank our troops who served and are serving anywhere they are.

  7. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    @sonny1

    Of course you’d say that, sonny1. Anybody who wants to see our troops killed at a 22-to-1 body-count ratio in our favor would say so.

  8. Bill the Butcher

    Bill the Butcher said, over 3 years ago

    The actual Iraqi body count was much closer to one million, so Sonny can feel even better about himself.

  9. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, over 3 years ago

    RSR,
    Likewise, I can only see half the final panel.
    PS.
    As a non-American what is TSA an ancronym for?
    Thanks

  10. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    “To Western eyes, it seemed inconceivable that Ho would make the tremendous sacrifices he did. But in 1946, as war with the French loomed, he cautioned them, ‘You can kill 10 of my men for every one I kill of yours, yet even at those odds, you will lose and I will win.’ The French, convinced of their superiority, ignored his warning and suffered grievously as a result. Senior American officers similarly nurtured the illusion that their sophisticated weapons would inevitably break enemy morale. But, as Ho’s brilliant commander, General Vo Nguyen Giap, told me in Hanoi in 1990, his principal concern had been victory. When I asked him how long he would have resisted the U.S. onslaught, he thundered, ‘Twenty years, maybe 100 years—as long as it took to win, regardless of cost.’ The human toll was horrendous. An estimated 3 million North and South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians died.”
     
    —Time Magazine. Read more at:
     
    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988162,00.html#ixzz1gxf0iQHj

  11. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    @Mike31g

     
    TSA = Transportation Security Administration

  12. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, over 3 years ago

    @sonny1

    “I get the distinct impression that many of you commenting would not fight even to protect you and yours.”
     
    WW II was a just war, honorably fought, and not based on a lie. Just as was the Revolutionary War against King George of England.
     
    What you’re saying is close to treason to the USA, her Constitution, her Declaration of Independence, her Bill of Rights, her first President, General George Washington, and all the rest of the Founding Fathers. Neither one of these wars was based on a lie, but rather upon the truth. (That’s why the brave warriors who fought in WW II are known today as “the greatest generation”.)
     
    Now slink away with your tail between your legs as you always do, sonny1, thanking the Lord that these sacred documents protect you from legal prosecution for treason.

  13. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @sonny1

    The Troops, yes.
    The Vegetable in Chief who sent them over there, not so much.

  14. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @sonny1

    There is a big difference between fighting to protect our country or our people and fighting to promulgate an agenda of self serving politicians who had no qualms about sacrificing lives, dollars, morals, ethics, etc in their quest for personal wealth and/or power through any means at their disposal, not the least of which were lies and false evidence. The war in Iraq had nothing to do with protecting the US but had everything to do with the self aggrandizing schemes and greed of the megalomaniacs who put us there.


    The trillion dollar cost and the resultant near bankruptcy of our economy, the loss of moral high-ground, the undermining of the constitutional protection from government abuses and the rampart rancor that prevails here has wrought far greater damage to the US than Hussein could ever have imagined in his wildest dreams. All based on lies. That is what we are mad about.


    Be aware that it is not the front line soldiers that we disparage but the so-called “leaders” that misled us. Especially the one who used his “privileged” status to ensure that he would never be put in harms way.

  15. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 3 years ago

    @DylanThomas3.14159

    :The only thing we learn from hiistory is that we learn nothing from history.

    F. Hegel, dimplified. The original German, of course, is much more flatulent, baut I don’t recall it exactly.

    The French experience should have told us what to expect, but of course we
    ignored it.

    I honor the poor schmeck in the US military who had to do the actual fighting, but the leadership sucked at the highest level!

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