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  1. petergrt

    petergrt said, almost 6 years ago

    Yes, yes!!!

    Bring the troops home, so that they, together with our police can fight the enemy from the comfort of their / our homes …

  2. beenthere41

    beenthere41 said, almost 6 years ago

    How true it is that Clark must be in another world.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, almost 6 years ago

    ^^Perhaps if we had fewer troops overseas on an ongoing basis, we might not have as many enemies coming our way. Of course, most war is about business, so that would require an entire overhaul of our national business strategies, too.

  4. Harolynne

    Harolynne GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Actually, it would be nice if the box was checked while the person was alive!

  5. petergrt

    petergrt said, almost 6 years ago

    ” … most war is about business …”

    A classic Marxist poooop.

  6. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    One would think this issue would be a no-brainer. It’s a blatant Constitutional violation. DADT shows blatant disregard for our national security (it is a proven fact that we have expelled too many of our Arabic linguists due to DADT which leads to a slow-down in translating terrorist communications), and DADT shows blatant disregard for our troops.

    Gay soldiers don’t want to go around preaching their orientation. They just deserve access to the same rights their straight comrades have. Their families deserve to be able to communicate with them; it is their sacrifice, too! They deserve to know when their loved ones have passed on. If we’re talking about troop morale, then it should be OBVIOUS that keeping in touch with your family promotes morale. Straight soldiers get to do it, gay ones don’t (read a frickin’ soldier’s family’s letter, naysayers, this is true).

    “No” votes on DADT this Saturday will demonstrate blatant disregard for all of the above, they will demonstrate a blatant waste of taxpayer money in investigating and firing and replacing these troops. But a failure to pass DADT repeal isn’t the end; the courts have found it unconstitutional. Either repeal it properly, or have its repeal forced.

    Remember, 80% of white soldiers didn’t want to serve with black soldiers before they were forced to.

  7. Kingsley Rowe

    Kingsley Rowe said, almost 6 years ago

    Enough said, Mike! Thank you.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    The REAL Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the Pentagon is how much the REAL “defense budget” is, and how outrageous are the profits of the “defense industry”. Advertising tankers, missile systems, and fighter aircraft (that don’t fly) in the Washington Post, NYTimes, on line, and on Fox, CNN and network news might just relate how high the profit margins are?

    If not for these outrageous profits- so far fewer of our troops, of ANY “race, sex, or proclivity” would be dying in senseless, needless wars for those profits, and the empire these corporations have built. We need to consider the similarities between say, Lockheed and the British East India Company- the tail of commerce that wags the government dogs of war.

  9. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, almost 6 years ago

    Which civil liberties do you consider frivolous, Howie?

  10. Bluejayz

    Bluejayz said, almost 6 years ago

    HOWGOZIT said, “The ACLU has worn out its purpose. The ACLU too often goes off on frivolous tangents.”

    Silly, frivolous tangents like the right to peaceful assembly, free speech, equal rights and treatment under the law, freedom from false imprisonment, the right not to have a state-sponsored religion forced on you, the right to receive fair and equal pay, freedom from slave-labor (yes, it is happening in America), the right to not be shot in your school or church. Are those the frivolous tangents you are referring to?

    If you truly believe in our Constitution, and believe that it’s principles should be maintained FOR ALL US CITIZENS, you should understand that it will always need to be defended from those who would trample on others rights for narrow partisan goals. The ACLU has NOT worn out its purpose. In these uncivil, ultra-partisan times, defense of the Constitution and civil liberties is needed now, more than ever.

  11. kreole

    kreole said, almost 6 years ago

    Nations are held together by threats from the outside. It’s the glue that makes them function and motivates the defense mechanism…..the industrial military establishment. Good or bad it’s reality…..

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 6 years ago

    The commandant of the Marine Corps has come out against DADT for a ludicrous reason: Distractions. “I don’t want to lose any Marines to the distraction. I don’t want to have any Marines that I’m visiting at Bethesda [National Naval Medical Center] with no legs be the result of any type of distraction.” Um…what? Meanwhile, a NON-gay infantry Marine captain who has led troops in battle respectfully calls bullsh1t on him: http://tinyurl.com/22szyfp Oh, and with all due respect to Amos, he’s an aviator.

  13. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Senate vote: 65 to 31 to repeal DADT.

  14. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    ^ Nations are good. It gives us a sense of belonging. Bad national pride (chauvinism) or greed is as bad as bad personal pride.

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