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  1. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, over 6 years ago

    Worked for Nixon, of course he had an advantage in that the DEMS wouldn’t run around screaming that he was soft on Communism, while if Obama would do the right thing and pull out the GOP would scream for 20 years.

    The GOP put us in Afghanistan, and now use it to bash Obama – Win/Win for them, of course our troops are still dying, but that’s alright as long as it benfits the GOP.

  2. lexie lowery

    lexie lowery GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    so sad…

  3. cfimeiatpap

    cfimeiatpap said, over 6 years ago

    Come you masters of war You that build all the guns You that build the death planes You that build the big bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks

    You that never done nothin’ But build to destroy You play with my world Like it’s your little toy You put a gun in my hand And you hide from my eyes And you turn and run farther When the fast bullets fly

    Like Judas of old You lie and deceive A world war can be won You want me to believe But I see through your eyes And I see through your brain Like I see through the water That runs down my drain

    You fasten the triggers For the others to fire Then you set back and watch When the death count gets higher You hide in your mansion As young people’s blood Flows out of their bodies And is buried in the mud

    You’ve thrown the worst fear That can ever be hurled Fear to bring children Into the world For threatening my baby Unborn and unnamed You ain’t worth the blood That runs in your veins

    How much do I know To talk out of turn You might say that I’m young You might say I’m unlearned But there’s one thing I know Though I’m younger than you Even Jesus would never Forgive what you do

    Let me ask you one question Is your money that good Will it buy you forgiveness Do you think that it could I think you will find When your death takes its toll All the money you made Will never buy back your soul

    And I hope that you die And your death’ll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I’ll watch while you’re lowered Down to your deathbed And I’ll stand o’er your grave ‘Til I’m sure that you’re dead

    Masters of War - Bob Dylan 1963

  4. petergrt

    petergrt said, over 6 years ago

    0bama keeps fighting in Afghanistan just to appease the GOP.

    Very interrresting …indeed.

  5. david

    david GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    “Just a matter of time”

  6. P.J. Liggett

    P.J. Liggett GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    ANandy: Stop the name calling.

  7. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Keep fighting, we have infinity money to spend.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 6 years ago

    I remember “falling back” to Saigon. Da mn glad I was in the very very first group to leave. Years ahead of the final fall. Vietnamization, great stuff.

  9. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Someone with a name like ANandy isn’t wise to be name-calling.

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 6 years ago

    Does that mean you’re gonna join up?

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    We “ended” “our war” in 72, pulled out in April, 1975. In ‘66-67 we were attempting to work with the “little folks” and win them over. Then some moron would pull a “Bush”, and blow the village up. That’s where we need to stop screwing up in Afghanistan. The people DO NOT WANT Karzai! or a “national government” copied after the model we want. If we learn that, we may get out.

    The overwhelming number of the “enemy” I encountered in ‘Nam were NOT “communists” (like the French imperialists)- they just wanted us out. As one old man and village leader said, “You leave us alone, we leave YOU alone!”

  12. petergrt

    petergrt said, over 6 years ago

    “As one old man and village leader said, “You leave us alone, we leave YOU alone!””

    They must have been ecstatic when Vietcong came in.

    Or did they join the boat-people flotilla?

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 6 years ago

    church, are you naive enough to think that what we are doing is working? We need to address this on the ground, and not with the army. We need intelligence, we need good politics and engagement with people and we need to cut off the support from other Arab nations – all of which can be advanced only if we get the armies out first, because our very presence is being used against us as an Al Qaida recruiting tool. I’d be all in favor of a small, mobile force going after, say, Bin Laden, but otherwise we seem to be in a losing game. I didn’t think that way at first, or even all that recently, but I’m now thinking that what we are doing is failing so badly we need to do something radically different. Even our hand-picked puppet is cozying up to his radical Islamic buddies - we need to get smarter on this.

  14. badmojo

    badmojo said, over 6 years ago

    I spent ten years demonstrating against Vietnam, but creating an intelligent and cohesion set of arguments against those two conflicts is much harder. Although the Johnsons and other prominent Americans benefited from Vietnam, the number of American companies (Halliburtin, the new company known as Blackwater…) that it is harder to martial enthusiasm for leaving.In Vietnam, there were clearer opponents, even if they were slippery to fight. Iraq was never involved with the Taliban or Al-Qaida- Hussain was considered a heretic. People forget that the Taliban uses weapons we left behind when they were the Mujahadin fighting Russia. The Al-Qaida are also their own animal. They are all mobile and spawn individuals on an international level to become assassins. A very long way to say I agree with motivemagus wholeheartedly.

  15. petergrt

    petergrt said, over 6 years ago

    The US helps Afghans to fight USSR; After the Soviets withdrew, US leaves Afghans alone; Taliban, composed of the former freedom-fighters, and armed with the US supplied weapons, overruns the country and installs one of the most progressive regimes known to modern man; Then, out of their love of the US and the West, Taliban opens the country to Al-Qaida … .attacking the US and the West - on our respective soils;

    Now, our shear presence in Afghanistan serves to recruit more Taliban / Al-Qaida warriors;

    Is there a difference between our being there or not?

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