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By Al Greenberg, November 15, 2008 at 11:10 am Link to this comment
How many did he kill and wound and rape?
Who does he blame?
By KDelphi, November 14, 2008 at 4:03 pm Link to this comment
I hope taht this doesnt double post…just went “whooosh!”
RealPatriot—Yes!@ I havent thought about that book/movie, etc, in years! Horrifying, but starkly real…
By NewPatriot4Reason, November 14, 2008 at 8:20 am Link to this comment
...as this reminds me of Trumbo’s anti-war classic—Johnny Got His Gun.
By KDelphi, November 13, 2008 at 11:53 am Link to this comment
“Collateral damage”...it made my nauseated to see Cheney addressing veterans yesterday.
Someone should jerk that medal of honor off of Dubya’s neck by any means possible!
By irspariah, November 13, 2008 at 11:32 am Link to this comment
Don’t you understand that regrets impede profits almost as much as forethought?
By GW=MCHammered, November 13, 2008 at 9:48 am Link to this comment
Some in power subconsciously believe that anothers’ life is just a waste of death.
By Philip James Long, November 13, 2008 at 7:33 am Link to this comment
The “joke” around my house each time an Army or Marine advertisment came on T.V. was to talk over the narative and encourage all young people to join and get your pre-need human appendage FREE! But you got to call and join right now! The imange of the woman who join Obama in placing the wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier comes immediately to mind. She no longer had the legs she was born with and I can’t come up with a good reason why.
By hippy pam, November 12, 2008 at 4:01 pm Link to this comment
Another of “bullshits’ blunders”.....I wonder if he feels any REGRETS??????
By Winston Warfield, November 12, 2008 at 2:17 pm Link to this comment
Mr. Fish captures with savage brilliance the bleak, black-humor of the situation. This Vietnam veteran relates. This is soldiers’ humor; oh, please know that after the shock of taking in this cartoon, I do relate. You can almost smell the bitterness, that so many of us feel after returning to this “nation of overfed clowns” (Kunstler), from which we’ve been forever alienated on some level. We now have been so “disappeared” culturally, that even Veterans Day glorifications are quaint and hollow, impossible to relate to by the public. Certainly there is little genuine emotion. Now expand Mr. Fish’s cartoon encapsulation of one life’s freakish suffering, and think about MILLIONS like this, of us, but mostly The Other whom we bomb, who must also learn to live as cripples (those who survive at all). Can you cry, or at least feel that lump in the chest? Because if you can’t, you need to ask what we’ve lost as humans.
By John E. Smith, November 12, 2008 at 12:42 pm Link to this comment
Yes, this cartoon is strong stuff and politically incorrect. I grieve for all the young men of my generation (Vietnam) and this generation whose lives were painfully altered by unnecessary wars.
All our talk about “smart bombs” and the success of “the surge” attempts to sanitize the barbarism caused by the Bush Administration. This cartoon cuts to the reality of the mess we made of Iraq. Therefore, I consider it appropriate.
By Apple, November 12, 2008 at 10:55 am Link to this comment
This is deeply painful. I hope it’s passed all over the web.
By KDelphi, November 11, 2008 at 10:12 pm Link to this comment
faith—yes…my first feeling is “oh gawd, this is too much!”. Then, I think—like you say—that too many will not face the reality of what is happening.
“We have to be prudent”..that wouldve been not going in with the military to Iraq or Afghansitan at all..
By faith, November 11, 2008 at 7:52 pm Link to this comment
Mr. Fish’s cartoon is gut ripping. Would that it could be front and center on every newspaper in America. Why did McCain/Palin receive one vote this election? The republican party seems to be unable to grasp the reality of just what Mr. Bush’s war has cost and I do not mean the trilliion dollars. I mean the 40,000 young people who must live the rest of their lives missing limbs and eyes. The 4500 that have lost their lives, and the half a million Iraqi citizens that have died because of Mr. Bush’ and the White House administration policies to attack Iraq without cause. Tragic. Tragic. Unconscionable.
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