Ted Rall for August 14, 2003
Blood 'N Guts comics presents The hero of Halliburton Hill. This time, they declared victory and didn't come home. In a forgotten war in Iraq, a new hero is about to be minted. Let's get to work. He knows the risks, yet refuses to be deterred. The Fedayeen own the Kirkuk highway, sir. And Kellogg brown & root owns the oil fields! What are you - yellow?! Bravely putting shareholder interest first, he goes to his death a happy man. Leave me behind! Secure the north field! A grateful nation pauses in remembrance. In life, he was a contractor. In death, he's a legend. As always, though, a hero is most missed by his comrades. Hmm - nice stapler!