Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. John Pike

    John Pike GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Roland wouldn’t know a true Patriot if he saw one. I true Patriot is like a true friend. That person will tell you the low down, dirty, unlovely and unlikely TRUTH, no matter what.

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    We beat Germany and Japan. What did we do there that we didn’t do in Afghanistan, hmmm?

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @John Pike

    I have to add that a true patriot will also listen.

  4. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    For one thing, Germans and Japanese had decency to wear uniforms. And they were basically beaten before we beat them back to their homelands. It’s too bad we didn’t learn anything from Vietnam, or from the USSR’s experience in Afghanistan.

  5. JimT8

    JimT8 said, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    We had something like ten million men in uniform, for a start. And the warfare was “conventional,” not guerrilla.

  6. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    1-Have a draft where almost every eligible man between 18 to 45 serve. Even men with physical disabilities served. Morris Udall – a politician who I truly admired – served even though he only had one eye. The total military strength was 16.1 million.
    2- Make victory our number one objective. No new cars were built, food was rationed, travel was curtailed.
    3- Had a clear idea when victory was achieved. When the Allied troops reached Berlin – victory; when the Emperor of Japan announced he was surrendering – victory.

  7. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Newshound41

    #2


    Exactly. In a sense, the whole country was involved in “fighting” that war.

  8. ragarms

    ragarms said, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Unbelievable.

  9. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Newshound41

    Also, your mention of M. Udall made me think of Daniel Inouye. Talk about a hero.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Inouye

  10. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, about 1 year ago

    Well, Simpsonfan, you didn’t attack Germany and Japan on false pretences, after destabilising the only modernist government they had ever had and replacing it with a rabble of warlords who in turn had to be taken down by a fundamentalist militia. You didn’t announce that you were bringing freedom, only to begin a colonial occupation with an incredibly incompetent and venal nonentity as your puppet president. You didn’t then hand over those countries right back to warlords and drone-murder wedding parties and schoolchildren. And most of all you didn’t do any of those things in Afghanistan, a country historically easy to defeat but impossible to conquer.

  11. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 1 year ago

    Have you noticed that that the politicians who have never been in a war are the first to send our best into them?…I’m looking at you republicans….

  12. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Yes, Roland fits right in with FAUX Noise!
    “There are 2 types of people…the FAUX sheeple, and traitors!”
    Or so he believes…

  13. bawana

    bawana said, about 1 year ago

    You know, before WW1, this was a pretty good country to live in- isolationism has many benefits. the “world economy” and being “world watchdog” will, and is destorying us a little more each day. We MUST either be one WORLD goverment AND real WORLD economy, or we must close our boarders(for real) and just worry about our own problems. This half- _ssed crap is destroyng us and making ruling class of self important select few while the rest of us are truly screwed.

  14. khmo

    khmo GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    We won previous wars because we had discernible sides and fought messy, relatively unrestricted warfare. these days we are hampered by polticians making minor decisions, lawyers in the field and ridiculous rules of engagement. With those reins, one will never win any conflict.

  15. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    ….and some of those patriots are sitting in New England jail cells.
    I’m just sayin’…….

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