Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Makes me think of the “IED resistant” machine my very good friend was killed in on her second tour as a medic in Iraq. Thanks “W”, Cheney, and Rummy, for “fighting the war with what you’ve got”, when you shouldn’t have been there in the first place!

  2. zippy06

    zippy06 said, over 3 years ago

    Did ya see the AP report yesterday?
    More WMD’s were found in Iraq. They busted 2 factories.

  3. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 3 years ago

    They also lie more often than the average bear.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    God help us if the uninformed show up again

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Redman: I was RA 66-69 and volunteered for ’Nam, based on my “conservative upbringing” (my dad was actually a business partner with Don Nixon for a while). Doing some reading before getting “in country”, and learning what I did as a crew chief, some “tunnel work” (lost my hearing), and some “long rifle” work as well, got to know the country, the people, and what the war was really about (oil and natural resources), and what the killing really means, on the ground, up close and personal. Most of the friends I lost there who are now named on a wall in D.C. were also R.A.s due to the MOS we were in. Yes, US, (draftees) did end up in the majority as “grunts”.

    At the end of he movie “Platoon” the Charlie Sheen character reflects on the fact he must have survived for a reason, there must be something he must do.

    For years before seeing that line in the movie, I’d been working professionally and as a volunteer in emergency services, law enforcement, and in other ways to advance our society, for the good of the people. That included standing up to protest whenever the country headed toward stupid wars, like Grenada and Panama, then Afghanistan and Iraq.

    My son volunteered for the military at a time we were “at peace”, largely to get college money. He ended up serving 13 years in several capacities, including serving with some of our most elite forces, made up of the most intelligent men in our military, and the most highly trained. They knew how stupid Bush/Cheney and the crowd were, but they had all volunteered to serve, and part of that is going where they tell you, even if it is stupid, and illegal.

    My son is now a “disabled retiree”, with multiple injuries, physical and psychological, the VA is on his side, but the Navy/Pentagon are still trying to screw him, and thousands of other disabled vets.

    Those who stand up to volunteer for their nation have been the MOST BETRAYED by Bush/Cheney and the chickenhawk brigades. My efforts to get Americans to AVOID these two stupid wars, along with millions of others who knew how stupidly the situation was being handled, did not succeed, and hundreds of thousands died.

    That is why “the Benghazi incident” isn’t a pimple on a gnat’s hindquarters, and blown totally out of proportion, as are most things in “right wing scandalmongering”.

    I do NOT want to see Hillary run in 2016, for numerous reasons having nothing to do with Benghazi, but the insanity of Bachmann, Cruz, Issa, Boehner, McConnell, and others is the sewage floating a lot of boats right now on the Republican side, and the “sludge” is filling the leach field of politics.

    Part of that “Platoon” experience I relate to folks on occasion who parrot the chickenhawk line: “Nothing makes you appreciate your fellow humans, like killing a bunch of them.” When you’ve been THERE, and survived, you know there IS “something” you have a responsibility to do.

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    And exactly how have you managed to serve this country? Have you actually even been in the US military, let alone fought in its wars?

    I did not serve in our wars, but as a person that did serve in the US military I do honor those that not only served in the military, but like dtroutma also served in its wars. There are some of the more ultra conservative trolls on this site such as yourself that sometimes go way beyond the pale of civility, and even common decency!

  7. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years ago


    Don’t forget to thank all the Democrats who voted for it, and to continue it, every chance they got. Including Obama and Hillary.

  8. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Oooo-bah, Lester, she gonna beat Lyin Paul Ryan like a bad carpet, no matter how fat and uncomfortable you draw her.

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