Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I guess Holbert didn’t notice the cuts are the Pentagon response to REPUBLICAN mandated cuts…

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 10 months ago

    Another Holbert Toon, another metaphor lifted from left wing, liberal, socialist, all for one, one for all Hollywood.
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    What’s old Jerry trying to tell us, people, I mean between the lines?

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    wmconelly, I think he’s trying to tell you you don’t get it and you think this is a progressive point of view when obviously it’s a right wing cartoon. He’s saying that fewer GIs will mean a weaker America (smaller shield, son, this isn’t hard). In fact, that point of view assumes that warfare involves a lot of foot soldiers, which is about 20 or 30 years out of date.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 10 months ago

    God forbid we shrink down to the worlds most expensive military force only two times over.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    @TJDestry

    Quite right.


    Those of us who knew some old, Muslim grandmothers and who remember the terrible days when the US had a Constitution that limited the president’s powers to order such grandmothers killed without any oversight, see clearly that Obama is much more frugal with American money and American lives than Bush, jr, but he’s still killing lots of people whom he and he alone deems threats to the US that must be terminated.


    Of course, in the Age of Terror, the overwhelming majority of Americans (including all our newspaper columnists) know that the President has information we lack, and we must respect his decisions if we wish to be safe.


    We must also defer to those of our ancestors who knew better than the loony left who once ruled our schools.


    Our wise ancestors knew that, to be strong, a nation must have a Star Chamber, and must also employ those reliable tools of statecraft developed by brilliant figures such as the hero Torquemada, whose contributions were denigrated by PC mid-20th century schools rather that taught correctly as the quintessential example of ideal governance.


    I know it must be classified, but I hope Obama is funding research to develop Foucault’s device into a reliable tool for maintaining the public weal, along with one more item too deep to contemplate.

  6. Enoki

    Enoki said, 10 months ago

    The uniform has got to go too…

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 10 months ago

    Holbert is saying that soon the Taliban will be running Afghanistan again and Pakistan .Iran will soon be running Iraq and part of Syria,and Al Qaeda the other part.
    Putin will reassemble the former CCCP.
    Saudi Arbia will be next.
    Then Kuwait,the Emirates ,Yemen, Egypt and so on.
    Maybe the LWNJ will wake up when Islamic jihad jerks nuke New York.
    Probably not though.
    It will be Bush’s fault.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 10 months ago

    @denis1112

    There is still ethnic cleansing in Darfur. There are riots in Thailand. Problems in Myanmar. Tamil Tigers in the Phillipines. Mercenaries in the Congo. Pirates in Somalia. Time to invade all those countries, too?

    I would certainly like to make the world a better place. The question is whether shooting people will make them change their minds/hearts/methods. I submit that it does not.

    As an example, the Romans nailed Jesus to a tree 2000 years ago. Did that stop his message?

    Most people want to live their lives in peace, and to be mostly left alone. This is universal. Give people some credit for being able to effect change for themselves. After all, aren’t you for people taking personal responsibility, instead of letting Mommy government (in this case, Uncle Sam) do it for them?

    Or, to put it another way, imagine that other countries sent their military forces to the US to promote the Democratic party and shoot Republicans on sight. Would you welcome them with open arms?

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Cutting troops, and their benefits, to pay more to contractors is exactly what Rumsfeld and Cheney called for, just more sameo sameo.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 10 months ago

    @TJDestry

    In fact, that point of view assumes that warfare involves a lot of foot soldiers, which is about 20 or 30 years out of date.

    Yeah, that’s why our troops have been serving 3 tours of duty. Let’s cut their level in half so they can serve 6 tours.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 10 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    Bring them home and then they don’t have to serve any tours. See, zero tours. Why isn’t that better?

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