Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 2 years ago

    I’m so glad I saw the “real” Afghanistan back in the 70s before the Russian intervention. I stayed with an Afghan family in Kabul – the parents of a friend back in the States. They lived in a self-contained household (designed like a fortress) – 2 brothers who each had 2 wifes and 10 children a piece. The water came from a well and the toilet was a hole in an outhouse. There was no garbage as there were no packaged foods, thanks in part to a cow. I’m glad I got to see and climb the Buddhas at Bamiyan before they were bulldozed.I even learned some Pashtu and Dari expressions.

  2. Mike31g

    Mike31g said, about 2 years ago

    Two alternative (i.e not 2012) reruns. For yesterday:
    http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1974/03/20
    Fame for Zonker
    Today:
    http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1974/03/21
    Meet the Principal
    Mike

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 2 years ago

    PS: I even walked around Kabul dressed like an Afghan, turban and all. My Afghan hosts said I looked just like an Afghan. (It’s only recently that I learned that my Y-chromosome comes from Centfral Asia).

  4. TheCat1

    TheCat1 said, about 2 years ago

    ..actually they do and doing quite well…

  5. Jonathan Mason

    Jonathan Mason said, about 2 years ago

    Yes, they do – very trendy destinations, particularly for European travellers

  6. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 2 years ago

    Thailand’s doing otay…

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Mike31g

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Mike. What fun!

  8. Travis Bickel

    Travis Bickel said, about 2 years ago

    With a few googles you find that
    Afghanistan is an Obama operation.

  9. andygup

    andygup said, about 2 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    You are fortunate to have that experience, and I think we all would be as fortunate to have your experience shared, and to be able to put the last 30-40 years in perspective.

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    To ALL, Isn’t it a shame that religion and politics destroys so much in this world???

  11. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, about 2 years ago

    @Travis Bickel

    Was Obama President in 2001 – or even a US Senstor?
    Was it Obama who decided to divert most of the military resources to Iraq?
    Was it Obama who picked that corrupt fashion plate clown, Karzai, to be the “leader” of Afghanistan?

  12. Seasisme

    Seasisme said, about 2 years ago

    The US left Afghanistan? The helicopter repair person should know the next rotation and the next and the next….

  13. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, about 2 years ago

    “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness — an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” – W.E.B. Du Bois
    -
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/opinion/blow-barack-and-trayvon.html?hp

  14. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, about 2 years ago

    Re: Buddhas at Bamiyan.

    The Taliban destroyed those historic giant Buddhas. Most of the world protested that action for months before the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas. The Buddhas were NOT BULLDOZED*

  15. Justice22

    Justice22 said, about 2 years ago

    @Newshound41

    Well asked, Newsy.!!!

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