Jeff Danziger by Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  2. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 3 years ago

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

  3. Wet & Soggy

    Wet & Soggy GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  5. Sandy Shore

    Sandy Shore said, about 3 years ago


  6. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 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.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 3 years ago


    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.

  8. babka

    babka GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

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

  9. eepatt

    eepatt said, about 3 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    Obama’s greatest mistake: He should have withdrawn all our troops immediately after he had Bin Ladenkilled.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.

  10. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


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

  11. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    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.

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 3 years ago

    Masterskrain: Nor did the British, nor the Moguls, nor the Persians, Alexander, nor … how far back does this go, anyway?
    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.

  13. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 3 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).
    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.
    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?
    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.
    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.
    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.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    I raced early Corvairs, and one day showed a Captain what could be done with an M-151 with those “infamous” swing axles. He pretty much freaked, but was then amazed when shown how safe they were IF you knew how to drive them!

    Another aside. My son commented on how he liked the bulletproof glass in their rigs in Iraq, his mom didn’t care for his examples of why, and I pointed out that in “our day”, the only “armor” was bad aim on the part of “Charlie”. Yep, “death trap” is a relative term!!

  15. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, about 3 years ago

    Remember that Obama took until October 2009 to decide what to do about Afghanistan and he reluctantly decided to go with a surge recommended to him by the Military. apparently his instincts about pouring money and lives into a black hole were correct. The draw down began last July as promised and we are supposed to me out by the end of 2014. So what is all the whining about ? Romnesaurus wants to stay and attack Iran…

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