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Steve Benson

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  1. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, they turned down my suggestion. That was to drop some air fuel bombs on the way in, and again on the way out.

  2. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    Let’s not stop there, bring them home from the occupation of Germany as well ……. and Korea …….. just close all the bases.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, almost 3 years ago

    Why not just send them to Afghanistan and let the Afghan people deal with them?

  4. cdward

    cdward said, almost 3 years ago


    While a good idea, those bases are so firmly entrenched, it’ll take a long time. But at least in Germany, they’re not in daily danger and can have a good time.

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago


    Yes they did, actually.

    But WHY are you bringing the Soviets into this?

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago


    Well, we ARE hearing a multitude of calls for cutting defense spending. So tell me again why we are still maintaining bases around the world? Oh, strategic defense of europe and asia? What for? No one wants to kill or destroy america, right? Not to mention the economic impact those bases have in the local regions. But we don’t care about that do we? We need to CUT defense spending. And if we are going to get rid ofall the weapons and stuff anyway.

    Just sayin….LOL

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    My daughter may not have to leave her daughter/my granddaughter for another tour now. I’m happy with this decision in general. Sorry for Afghanistan, but happy for our young men and women and their families.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    Well Morty, most of what we hear is that you guys hate us, or at the best tolerate us. I have a tad bit of experience in that area having spent several years overseas in 3 different countries.

    I did my best to spend time in the local village and to meet and share with those around me and so I enjoyed my stay.

    So tell me, let’s assume the the US removed all military presence in Germany. Now taking into account the current political environment in Russia, let’s say that the old USSR came back and Poland was again a vassal state with Russian buildup of military ground troops and tanks on the German border. Russia would not want to make the country uninhabitable since what is the point of land acquisitions if not to be able to control the resources and the population? So, no ICBM threat.

    Would the German Army be able to stop an invasion?

    Just a question. I really have no idea.

  9. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Thank you for the thoughtful reply from an alternate point of view. There are far too many trolls polluting the forums here.

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I have a good start for adaptation: close all our foreign bases, bring our troops home and use them only for a real threat to America, not this ridiculous premise of “making the world safe for democracy.” Save lots of money and more importantly American lives…

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The ‘toon shows the best place for those boots. The only “good war” is the one we never fight. Korea was a “police action” and their has never been an armistice, just a “cease fire”. We haven’t come even close to fighting a war since WW II that came close to being “necessary”. Stopping Serbian aggression stopped another “holocaust”, and still wasn’t considered a “war”.

    Cut the “defense” contracting budget by not less than 30%, keep the troops needed for defense,(but still cut that by 20%+) and stop wasting lives, and money, on incursions into other peoples; business, and countries. WE do not need to “police” the world, or maintain an empire, that didn’t work for England, France, Spain, Belgium, or Italy, and Germany’s “adventures” also didn’t end well.

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 3 years ago

    “……At the end of WWII our quick to please/short to think government dismantled our huge/well trained military so the boys could all go home to be with their wives/girlfriends and, no doubt, ostensibly vote for the morons that set them free……..”
    And the nation boomed as all that manpower and resources were diverted to peaceful, productive purposes at home. The good-times continued until America got too reckless with its world-wide military presence, stupid wars, wasteful spending, and huge deficits.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, the communists won in Vietnam & now they’re sprouting factories to make more crap we don’t need, just like the rest of Asia.

    If the North had won, the Kims would not have been propped up by the USSR & China for the last 50 years… it would have been harder on the South in the short run, but maybe better for the nation as a whole in the long run.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    Well, you do remember WW2 and the build up and the reaction to it by France And Britain. OH that’s right ti WAS Germany. But still the tactical situation would be similar. And France isn’t much of an impediment.

    No worries, mate. It could NEVER happen, right?

  15. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 3 years ago

    ^but it’s not WW2, and the soviet union is not coming back. One of our problems in our serial wars (korea, vietnam), is we were always fighting the last war and were woefully unprepared for the current war.

    keeping the legacy troops against a long dead adversary is backward looking and a waste of resources.

    could something happen again, of course. will it be the same as last time, highly unlikely.

    what we need to watch out for is ourselves and eisenhowers warning about the military, industrial, congressional complex.

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