Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

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  1. Orion

    Orion said, almost 2 years ago

    Might wanna also skip out on mentioning the wonderful pay, PT tests, the likelihood of having poor quality officers, and people who claim to support you but who really can’t stand you, what you stand for, or what you do.

    Orion

  2. kittenpah

    kittenpah said, almost 2 years ago

    Stick to the good parts; guns and blowing stuff up.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Sounds like a recruiter, actually.

  4. Jenn

    Jenn said, almost 2 years ago

    IOW, don’t tell these kids the truth, until they’re being scared to death by a drill sergeant.

  5. Sterling

    Sterling said, almost 2 years ago

    @kittenpah

    actually the army can even take the fun out of blowing stuff up.

  6. Bill Weinberg

    Bill Weinberg said, almost 2 years ago

    Messed up, but so accurate.

  7. HectorGonzalez

    HectorGonzalez said, almost 2 years ago

    Avoid talking about the sexual harassment, the rapes, the suicides, the drug and alcohol use and that the transition back to civilian life isn’t made easier by not having learned a civilian skill.

    We’d like it to be a St. Crispen’s Day scenario. Rather it is sleepless nights of survivor guilt.

  8. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, almost 2 years ago

    Recommend that, IF they enlist, learn a trade like helicopter maintenance and stay away from the deadly stuff. They get all the drill, learning to kill and other stuff but hopefully come back alive (not in a box) and have a skill for the rest of their lives. Just hope that the PTSD can be turned down to a dull roar.

  9. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 2 years ago

    It is going to be a short presentation.

  10. Finbar Gurdy

    Finbar Gurdy said, almost 2 years ago

    @Orion

    You mean all the wonderful perks of working for a venture capitalist?

  11. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    hope the kids will see through both of them. and ask the right questions….

  12. Larry

    Larry said, almost 2 years ago

    Tell them is is easier to get 100% service-connected disability if you become a paranoid delusional schizoid than if you have your arms and legs blown off.

  13. chicken 33

    chicken 33 said, almost 2 years ago

    He is probably there also. Didn’t he meet her once?

  14. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Tell the truth. Let those in power fight their own war.

  15. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @uh-oh

    I’ve often thought that when leaders create unnecessary conflicts, the best solution would be to put them in a ring and let them have at it to decide the outcome. It would save a lot of death, heartache and money, and it would provide incentive for leaders to stay in shape and avoid war except as a true last resort.

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