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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Had that problem with ARVN also, may not be a “new” thing where they don’t really want us?

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Exactly what is our mission in Afghanistan?
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    For extra, extra credit, what is our mission in Iraq?
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    Democracy is on the march?

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    The lesson in Afghanistan is that history repeats itself. No one has ‘won’ there since Alexander the Great married the headman’s daughter, declared victory and marched on to India.

    The lesson is Iraq is (probably) why would anyone trust British bureaucrats to draw the borders of a country – or some variation there on.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    Excellent assessment, Michael.
    I would only add that the US leads best when it leads by positive example. When our democracy was an example of inventiveness, education, enlightenment, material wealth in the middle class and a ‘poverty class’ that was still better off than most of the third world, other countries wanted to be like us, they wanted to emulate us. They were willing to set aside our wrongdoings as anomalies of what was generally a good people.
    Our contractors did not represent us well in Afghanistan and Iraq and I fear they consider us more of a disease to be purged than an example to follow.
    It will be sad for very many Afghanis when we leave, but from having to go through Pakistan to supply our troops, and to sometimes attack our enemies, to having to be concerned that our allies will shoot us, it is a waste of life, money, and time for us to remain there.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Reppr

    Reppr said, about 2 years ago

    Hmmm…the Afghan kind of looks like Obama!

  6. KC

    KC said, about 2 years ago

    The American flag on the solders arm is backward.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    @Reppr

    In that he’s not lily-white?

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    We’ve bombed them, we’ve shot them, we’ve imprisoned them indefinitely, we’ve humiliated them… why don’t they love us yet?!

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “@Reppr

    “Hmmm…the Afghan kind of looks like Obama!”
    Clean your glasses, fool."
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    You gotta understand, for Republicans/Fox “news” viewers, every bogeyman looks like Obama to them, and vice versa.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hmmm, no one responded to identify our mission in Afghanistan….


    But we definitely need to stay there until it’s complete.

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