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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Only the defense industry makes money, Wars are just one constant, huge waste of lives and money. Hopefully America will come to realize the futility of trying to be the world’s cop and just focus our efforts and resources at home…

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    @mickey1339

    That would be nice, would it not?

    We should at least get away from the fanaticism of the Middle East!

  3. barefootanarchist

    barefootanarchist said, almost 4 years ago

    Is there a mouse in your pocket? I am not keeping the wars going. I have nothing to do with it. Didn’t start it, either. Some fat suits behind closed door in Washington did. Stop with the collectiveness thinking.

    Also, I am not making money off the wars, or benefitting in any way. In fact, the wars are supposedly fought to protect my freedoms, but that is a line of crap to get people to support it. Seriously ask yourself if you are more or less free today than 10 years ago. If you are having trouble answering this, then go for a day trip to Canada or Mexico (Your papers, please). Try to fly somewhere within the borders (Turn your head and cough).

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Didn’t Hagel used to ride in the Republican car? Did they kick him out?

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “The Politicians denouncing Chuck Hegal have never heard a shot fired in anger, never held a buddy when he dies, never gotten their hands dirty in the real world.”


    I am always mildly amused at the casual reference people make about killing people (war or otherwise). They have no idea what it is like to be “in harms way,” experiencing the fear, the pain, the trauma that lives in your mind and never really goes away. I guess one of the reasons "Apocalypse Now " struck me so hard was when Brando was talking about the war and in his haunting voice described it as “the horror.” That nailed it.


    Many times in history it has been suggested (by the grunts) that if the country’s leaders had to take swords (or whatever current weapon) and slug it out between them there would be a hell of a lot fewer wars…

  6. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago

    I read a great book a few years ago titled “World War I” by John Keegan, a respected British military historian. He said that in hindsight, a big war in Europe in that era was inevitable. The industrial revolution improved productivity so much and so quickly that goverments could afford much larger peacetime armies. Prior to that, soldiers tended to be the sons of the upper classes, and the armies were therefor much smaller. But more tax dollars enabled much larger armies hired from a larger demographic. (He didn’t say they NEEDED these larger peactime armies, only that they could AFFORD them, but that was evidently reason enough to create them.) And with that came the sense that a war could be won. Keegan said that if it wasn’t Germany’s desire to expand its reaches, there eventually would have been another catalyst.
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    That same thinking has grown out of control. Today, a century later, we accept annual increases to our military budget, EVEN THOUGH WE CAN’T AFFORD THEM, but question what we spend on education, infrastructure, food safety and healthcare. This paradigm has to be broken.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Hmm, it was the Republicans who got us into Afghanistan and Iraq who should have the yellow car, certainly not Hagel, with his TWO Purple Hearts. I found it amazing that not a single Republican in the administration pushing for that war, served in combat, and several were draft-dodgers, or deserters.

  8. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    The GOP can only prove their manhood by starting wars. And waving flags. And polishing their lapel pins. That’s about it.

  9. fruegade

    fruegade said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    “We should at least get away from the fanaticism of the Middle East!” – there is fanatism everywhere. Think about all the people worshipping weapons in the US. More people own guns in USA tha in any Middle East coountry. Think about that…

  10. fruegade

    fruegade said, almost 4 years ago

    “Why don’t you move to Russia since you hate freedom of speech?” – that is one stupid answer to a statement from someone who disagrees with you. Don’t put other people down for having an opinion. Listen, and disagree if you choose to, but never stop listening.

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