Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 6 months ago

    Always remember, the home team has the advantage; they will still be there after you go home.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    The USA invaded Iraq twice. In both cases on trumped up lies. And now we leave it in such a horrible mess. That is our legacy. No better than the British or French who created them in the first place after the Ottoman Empire fell.

  3. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Night-Gaunt49 – yep, just like we fled Vietnam.
    Whether to go to war or not is not the same question as what we do once we’re there. Once we’re in, we WIN, and make sure the enemy knows and stays out.
    We’ve had the military posted for decades in S. Korea, Japan, Germany (though by now, for multiple reasons). But in these cases, Vietname and Iraq, the lib’s succeeded in getting us out, to our shame.

  4. bb d

    bb d GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Bush and his team belong in the dock at The Hague. Still. Lives were lost in vain. There was never a need to go into Iraq.

  5. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    It’s good to see GT back in form: zero strikes & three hits in one shot!

  6. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    And it will continue to be our modus operandi as long as we let corporate greed run the country, especially the oil industry. All four of our last wars: Vietnam, Iraq(2) and Afghanistan, were instigated in order to protect US oil interests. Korea was the last war to have any basis in legitimate US security.

    Iraq is the saddest. More Iraqi lives were lost (are still are), due to Bush and Cheney’s lies than Hussein could ever take; they bankrupted the moral reputation and standing of the country, nearly destroyed the economy and caused the death and maiming of tens of thousands of US personnel. They deserve to rot in Hell.

  7. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, 5 months ago

    Wow…
    This strip really has jumped the shark.

  8. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @LameRandomName

    I disagree.

  9. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @TheSkulker

    My only quibble with your comment is that Hussein killed fewer Iraqi’s than Bush and Cheney. Maybe not by official count, but I think he slaughtered a lot of his own people loooong before the US turned up. I would never, ever condone what the US did, but please don’t make Saddam sound innocent in any way. He was a madman- and to his own people.
    I think that was (simplistically) was about “Daddy couldn’t get him, so I will” thinking. Cost a lot, in so many ways. Thanks for the platform! ;)

  10. c.davies

    c.davies GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    @TheSkulker

    PS. I agree with Hell. Hell is a good place for them.

  11. zibblezoop

    zibblezoop said, 5 months ago

    sclark55:

    There is no shame in leaving a country which we shouldn’t have invaded in the first place.

    It is more shameful to stay and impose permanent military bases in a place we shouldn’t have invaded in the first place.

  12. sarazan7

    sarazan7 said, 5 months ago

    @TheSkulker

    Eisenhower warned us about the military-corporate complex controlling the country.

  13. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Hey, it was ALL worth it!
    Cheney’s Halliburton stock went through the roof, and that was the underlying reason for the invasion in the first place!
    We HAD to protect Dr. Evil’s, Mini-Me shrub’s and Rummy’s bank accounts, no matter how many lives it cost!
    (Sarcasm Filters Off now!)

  14. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, 5 months ago

    @sclark55

    Nice try. Blaming it on the “lib’s” is too easy. Unless you call Bush and Cheney and their Republic congress libs or you call Nixon a lib (which I guess he was by modern GOP standards), and the Democratic congress and administrations who were at the head of our affairs in WWII and Korea “cons”. What if? What if we invaded Iraq with an army the size of the one we invaded Japan and Germany with? What if we spent years instead of weeks flattening and starving the country and killing off a large portion of its population (especially young male population) before we went it? What if we had made up out minds whether we were invading a hostile nation or liberating a friendly one?

    Sorry folks, this time we all have to accept the blame, if blame there is. That’s what disgusts me most about people who like to boast of their patriotism, so called. They are happy to claim credit for “their country” for everything good, but only blame people they don’t like for everything disagreeable. It is “America’s Victory” but “the president’s defeat” or “the failure of that OTHER party.” I say you can’t take credit for the team for the wins unless you also blame the team for the losses. And only accepting both can be called patriotic.

  15. Robert

    Robert said, 5 months ago

    Been there. Done that. Sadly, it’ll probably happen again.

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