Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

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

  2. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years 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.

  3. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, almost 3 years ago

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

  4. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, almost 3 years ago

    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.

  5. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, almost 3 years ago

    Wow…
    This strip really has jumped the shark.

  6. sarazan7

    sarazan7 said, almost 3 years ago

    @TheSkulker

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

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years 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.

  8. Robert

    Robert said, almost 3 years ago

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

  9. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The subtlety and breadth of insult in such a few lines is absolutely breath-taking. Well said, Mr. Trudeau.

  10. $$i9

    $$i9 said, almost 3 years ago

    @sclark55
    Winning wasn’t the objective unless making lots of money counts as winning. And it’s not the libs who want the money. I refer you to MajGen Smedley Butler, USMC and Gen David M. Shoup, USMC, both recipients of the MOH. Optional: check out the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War.”

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    When will they ever learn,
    When will they ever learn.

  12. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher said, almost 3 years ago

    Nice to see more posters today. I guess it is thanks to new material. Thanks GT, you nailed it again!

  13. dheine1971

    dheine1971 said, almost 3 years ago

    I just learned Doonesbury starting in March is about to take another long indefinitely daily hiatus until at least Fall 2014 as Garry Trudeau works on Season 2 of Alpha House.

  14. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, almost 3 years ago

    Great strip and great posts today.
    The only difference is that BD’s “parking lot” had no cars in it,
    and Christie’s was full of them. And there were Americans in those cars.
    Other than that, I can easily see Christie saying stuff like that.

  15. goweeder

    goweeder said, almost 3 years ago

    @TheSkulker

    “…..They deserve to rot in Hell.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I don’t think you ‘rot in hell.’ Seems like the phrase is more like
    ‘burn in hell.’
    That’s okay……….I like to mix metaphors, too.

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