Jeff Danziger by Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Uh-huh. Interesting that Jeff draws something that looks more like an M-151.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Well, the Russians never had any idea of why THEY were in Afghanistan, so why should we be any different?

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    I really like the idea that the troops would pack up and come home.

  4. Ruth Wet & Soggy

    Ruth Wet & Soggy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Colonel Hawkins…wasnt he in some t.v. show?

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m sure the war will turn up in the debate, not.

  6. Sandy Shore

    Sandy Shore said, almost 2 years ago

    M.A.S.H.

  7. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Isn’t it obvious?
    Cleaning up the mess Bush made of the mess the CIA made of the mess the USSR made of the mess the British made of the mess..etc. etc…of the mess the Muslims made of…etc. etc….probably right back to Alexander the Great.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    @richardelguru

    Please read a little history.


    In the First British-Afghan War, a huge British Expeditionary Force went in to annex Afghanistan to the Raj. Only one man made it out.


    In the Second British-Afghan War, the British Expeditionary Force went in and installed a King who had a legitimate claim to the throne and almost (but not quite) enough of a power base to take control himself, so it was cheap. The Kings kept the Russians out of Afghanistan and kept Afghanis from raiding the Raj until the Raj disappeared in ‘47. And peace continued until the Soviets saw an opportunity to spread Communism to an adjacent state, where the logistics would be strongly in their favour. As Rick Perry would have said, had he been in the Politburo, ’Oops.’


    The American effort is not at all like either the First British effort or the Soviet effort in that the US lost far fewer troops than either of those. Of course, in terms of putting Afghan firmly into the US sphere for an extended period, the war was about as successful as the First British campaign or the Soviet campaign.

  9. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    right-on. rip van winkle wakens and asks, “wtf are we doing here?”

  10. eepatt

    eepatt said, almost 2 years ago

    Obama’s greatest mistake: He should have withdrawn all our troops immediately after he had Bin Ladenkilled. That was the reason we invaded and it would have been totally acceptable to everyone except those that Mitch M. recruited to sabotage Obama’s reelection.

  11. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Certainly not tonight since it’s going to be solely domestic issues tonight.

  12. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    I agree that it’s Bush’s mess we’re cleaning up and that we can’t get out of there fast enough, but can’t go with the idea that Afghanistan is worthless. It’s a beautiful country in many ways and has it’s internal truth and value, maybe not to us, but, all the same, it has great truth and beauty to it and the people are wonderful when you’re not there to kill them or take something from them. It’s a common mistake for invading countries to see their victim as ugly and worthless. Just saying.

  13. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    It’s a timeless classic and I have a strong
    urging for it. Saw one – fully restored – on a
    recent trip to Luxembourg, complete with
    shovel on the side and jerry-can at the back.
    I nearly howled for wanting it! I know it’s
    pretty much a death-trap, but I don’t care,
    what a classy way to go…

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 2 years ago

    Masterskrain: Nor did the British, nor the Moguls, nor the Persians, Alexander, nor … how far back does this go, anyway?
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    Michaelwme: The Amin government that the Soviets invaded was communist, just like those in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, etc. The standing joke at the time was the best defense against Soviet invasion is to have any government except communist.

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 2 years ago

    People I work with had sons do tours of duty in Afghanistan. They say there’s a big difference between city people and those away from the city. They despised the city people as being corrupt and degenerate (their words).
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    They feared and fought some of the tribal people, but also respected them in a begrudging way, as the true inhabitants; whereas many of the city people seemed to be opportunists ready to work with the “enemy” as well.
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    They said it was hard to tell who the true Afghans were, anymore, as so many outsiders had arrived. They all had the same question: What are we doing there, and when the hell are we getting out?
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    Do any of you others find this, as well? Why do empires spend their blood and treasure in this way? It seems a glorified form of potlatch.
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    This has been going on a long time. Look at the faces of the people, especially the children, and you can see the mix of many different nationalities. It’s the same with any area in the path of conquerors and conflicts – Korea, Vietnam, Eastern Europe, to name a few.
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    It would be ironic if in the end, after the former conquerors with their fabulous, fragile societies had destroyed themselves, the tough hybrid humanity they left as despised would rule the world.

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