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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Never forget it.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 2 days ago

    And sometimes, not putting boots on the ground means more American sneakers IN the ground.
    Thank God our troops have responded to recent threats so we don’t have to bury anymore of our civilians like the 3000 Americans murdered on 9/11.
    Thank You Military and God Bless!

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    Noooo. See we’re a lot more free than when “we” decided to invade Iraq.


    4,400+ American soldiers dead, hundred of thousands of Iraqis dead (not that they matter, you know), 32,000 casualties, plus uncounted PTSD casualties. Total destabilization of the region. (O’ course, Haliburton and The Dick made tons of money.)


    Eternal thanks to The Decider and The Dick for the invasion of Iraq, the gift that keeps on giving.

  4. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    I was reading Bill Mauldin’s “The Brass Ring” recently. Near the end of the book, he recounts hearing General Lucian Truscott delivering a speech at a Memorial Day Ceremony in May, 1945 at a cemetery for American War dead in the Italian Campaign.


    Turning away from the living, he faced the ranks of the dead, some 20,000 strong.


    The general’s remarks were brief and extemporaneous. He apologized to the dead men for their presence here. He said everybody tells leaders it is not their fault that men get killed in war, but that every leader knows in his heart this is not altogether true. He said he hoped anybody here through any mistake of his would forgive him, but he realized that was asking a hell of a lot under the circumstances. . . .


    he would not speak about the glorious dead because he didn’t see much glory in getting killed if you were in your late teens or early twenties. He promised that if in the future he ran into anybody, especially old men, who thought death in battle was glorious, he would straighten them out. He said he thought that was the least he could do.


    Here is a little more detailed account:

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/23/opinions/mills-memorial-day-apology-to-the-dead/

  5. Earl Babbie

    Earl Babbie GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    And more disabled veterans we can ignore.

  6. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @ConserveGov

    It’s true sometimes you have to fight to defend. But there was nothing defensive about Iraq, and for the Dick and the Shrub, Afghanistan was and afterthought. They thought killing bin Laden was an unnecessary distraction to the prosecution of perhaps the biggest military blunder in the history of our beloved country. So, no, the senseless wars have not secured anyone’s freedom.

  7. Brojohnm

    Brojohnm said, 1 day ago

    “Freedom, isn’t Free” – what was it the founding fathers said? “We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” — AND “never have so many owed so much to so few”

  8. Judson Fredrickson

    Judson Fredrickson said, 1 day ago

    Putting boots in the ground is the last thing anyone wants. Sometimes it is required. Not every time, but sometimes. And every time it is required there are courageous men and women who will stand up for their families, towns, beliefs, and countrymen to ensure freedom continues. It is true, all gave some; but some gave all. All deserve respect and gratitude be they combat vets or third cook’s assistant. Every job or role is necessary. So if you wore the uniform, you have my thanks and that of my family.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, 1 day ago

    I remember my friend Dave. He and I drove down to New York together in the spring of 1967 to go to the big anti-war demonstration. Then he got drafted and went to Vietnam and died. He died in a war he didn’t believe in.

  10. disgustedamerican

    disgustedamerican said, 1 day ago

    God Bless every American soldier for their volunteer service to defend our way of Life. I pray those who gave the ultimate sacrifice were born-again soldiers of Our Lord Jesus Christ, then they are in line for eternal blessings and rewards in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
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    Unfortunately, the alternative to boots on the ground may be taking a USA White Flag to the Muslim Brotherhood, the root and source of global Jihadist Terror and conquest.
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    Is “Surrender” the majority Motto, nowadays?

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    disgustedamerican, pray for forgiveness. costsofwar.org

  12. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @lonecat

    I, for one, salute him and thank him for doing his duty and going to stand in the gap for my, our, freedom even though he didn’t want to and didn’t believe in the reason we were there at all. THAT is the attitude and fortitude of spirit that make a good person and very possibly a hero.

  13. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @ahab

    @Ahab, pray they don’t get here and do what they want to do to you and your loved ones. Those in the military know the cost of war. They see if first hand. Three weeks ago my family buried my Viet Nam Vet brother in a Purple Heart Ceremony. Your attitude cannot sully the sacrifice he made for his country no matter what.

  14. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, 1 day ago

    They’re certainly “serving their country” very nicely by drone-bombing weddings in Afghanistan and arming, training and funding jihadi cannibal headhunters in Syria.

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @disgustedamerican

    “I pray those who gave the ultimate sacrifice were born-again soldiers of Our Lord Jesus Christ, then they are in line for eternal blessings and rewards in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.”

    Even the Jewish, atheist, and openly gay soldiers?

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