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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Considering we never should have gone into the country, or picked Condi’s buddy Karzai to run it, why didn’t we just bomb the camps, nail bin Laden and leave it at that??

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    But we need to stay (or our troops do; we have other things to do) until the mission is accomplished. And that mission is….um…to, um….

  3. Rad-ish

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

    But if we leave now all those Americans shall have died in vain.
    So we need to stay longer and more will die so we will feel even more justified in staying even longer, and so on…

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, almost 2 years ago

    The holey British helmet is only half the British story. The first British Afghan War sent a massive British division into Afghanistan to annex Afghanistan to the Raj. Only one man made it out, barely alive.


    However, from the Second British Afghan War almost every British soldier returned with glory and honour. The goal was NOT annexation. The British had found an Afghani with a claim to the throne and a lot of local support, but not quite enough to take the throne. The British tipped the balance in his favour, and he and his successors ruled Afghanistan and limited the predation by Afghani bandits on the Raj, and kept Afghanistan out of the hands of the Russians, until the Soviet invasion about a century later.


    Of course, the US decision makers carefully studied and followed the example of the First British Afghan War, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and are trying to do exactly as they did, and they seem to be succeeding. And success is all that matters.

  5. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “…Make a crapload of Money for Halliburton, and the OTHER No-Bid Government Contractors!”
    (Not to mention one of their largest stockholders, Darth Cheney Himself!)

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    “Kneebiter” reminds me of Douglas Adams but I don’t remember which of his 5 book trilogy.

  7. avarner

    avarner said, almost 2 years ago

    There is a reason they call it “The graveyard of empires.”

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kneebiter

  9. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 2 years ago

    Where’s the signs marked “win” & “lose”?

  10. Rad-ish

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

    @kato1979

    The military needs the drug money for their black operations.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m surprised the US just hasn’t put all their military into the areas to start extracting precious metals and leave the rest of them alone. Afghanistan has been a place of war lords under one national flag. Karzia is known to be the one in charge of 6 square blocks of Kabul. He can’t trust Afghanis so he has one of the private security firms guarding him. Typical puppet ruler. Reminds me of S. Viet Nam and the puppets the US installed then later murdered.

  12. Rymlianin

    Rymlianin said, almost 2 years ago

    Do what Gen. Westmoreland suggested in Vietnam: Declare victory and get the hell out!

  13. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 2 years ago

    This is Obama;\‘s fault. Just ask the rightists. That’s their story.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Kato: you may be aware that Erik Blair, better known as George Orwell, was the son of the British civil servant whose job was to encourage the production of opium in Afghanistan, to send it to China, so the Brits could conquer THAT country.

  15. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    “But if we leave now all those Americans shall have died in vain.”


    I “get” your thinly veiled sarcasm. The middle east is a snake pit that is content to murder each other in their ridiculous quest for theological dominance. The other shot up helmet is the Russian and this cartoon just signifies the repeated attempt (and failure) by world powers to “bring peace/dominate” this area. IMO it’s time to give it up, pull all our people out of the middle east and let them resume their theocratic blood bath.


    Bring our soldiers home and sponsor them to study Math, Science, Engineering and Electronics. They have proven they are disciplined and focused, now give them the capability to really change the world with their efforts.

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