Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, almost 4 years ago

    There are ‘US Interests’ that need to get at the Lithium in them thar hills, and the gas and oil pipeline still to be built from the Caspian down toward the coast.
    The Empire has to have that country in full control for any of that to happen, din’tcha know?
    Even if it has to be empty of the tribes that happen to be there now… An old old story retold.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 said, almost 4 years ago

    You would think we would have learned something from the USSR’s experience over there. Who knows, if it weren’t for the expense of that debacle, they might not have given up the idea of countering SDI so quickly.

  3. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, almost 4 years ago


    You’d think EVERYBODY would have learn something from Britain’s experience there a couple of centuries ago – mo-one beats the Afghanis on their own ground. Ever.

  4. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    The native Afghanistan army becomes more and more like our own Continental Army at the time of the American Revolution against the Brits.

    The “graveyard of empires” proves to be the graveyard of the New American Empire. Compliments of Dubya Bush, Dick Cheney, Donny Rumsfeld, Dick Perle, Bob Kagen, Elliott Abrams, Paul Wolfowitz, Douggie Feith, Condi Rice, Scooter Libby, Billyboy Kristol, John John Bolton, etc., etc., etc.

    But Jeff Redfern, self-seduced by megalomania, rescues everything with THE RED RASCAL.

    And THE RED RASCAL seduces this doofus-in-the-NAVY-tee into following his own fey imagination off the mental cliff . . . .

  5. DylanThomas3.14159

    DylanThomas3.14159 said, almost 4 years ago

    Wannabe legend-in-his-own-mind wears a NAVY tee into LANDLOCKED land Afghanistan where no U.S. carrier fleet would ever dare to tread.

  6. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    There are still Navy people there. Individual Augmentees are assigned to all sorts of landlocked places. Like AF people driving convoys. Also hospital people go there frequently.

  7. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago



  8. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought we were leaving 30-40,000 behind.

  9. Astolat

    Astolat said, almost 4 years ago


    Certainly not if they get distracted by attacking Iraq at the same time…

  10. Finbar Gurdy

    Finbar Gurdy said, almost 4 years ago


    Don’t forget the poppies….

  11. jeffrey cartwright

    jeffrey cartwright GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Old Pres.Truman{d} if he even knew where it was would have won the war in a year yep killed 8 outta10 Japan had never lost before we burn down thier culture.America can’t bring itself to committ total war the others could thats our nature now one foot in one foot out.Being decent is a hell of a burden to carry and pay for.

  12. Dean

    Dean said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, all this time I assumed Jeff thought that the Red Rascal was really real – himself!

  13. Kip W

    Kip W said, almost 4 years ago

    We need a fictional response to the war. We’ll call it the Red Rascal Initiative. Just pull everybody back to a safe country that people here can’t tell from Afghanistan, show video of our kids shooting missiles every now and then, and say we’re winning. RRI will save tons of money.

  14. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 4 years ago

    Actually, i don’t think we went there to conquer the country; we were supposed to get OBL and leave. When W blew it (as he blew everything else), mission creep kept us there. Now the Talibs are saying our plan is to say we won and leave, as in VN. If they were smart, they’d keep their mouths shut and let us leave.
    Kip W, we don’t even need RRI. All we need is CGI.

  15. tigre1again

    tigre1again said, almost 4 years ago

    I got asked a couple of times to write a book of my “adventures” in Special Forces. Truth ? my stint was FINE, probably a lot like everybody’s Army time. Dull except for the training.

    Except no women in the outfit. Except for the ones who’d show up for the regular games of “Smile”.

    The ‘write a book’ types really wanted the Red Rascal. I like truth myself, which is why I joined…

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