Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for August 18, 2021

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    BE THIS GUY  over 2 years ago

    I hope 20 years from now some veteran doesn’t do this to a young Afghani.

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    eromlig  over 2 years ago

    But what unintentionally ironic timing…

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    Argythree  over 2 years ago

    Why do we constantly follow the same patterns…

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    braindead Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If only we had ‘won’ in Viet Nam. General Ky could have reigned over the Viet Nam ‘democracy’ for decades.

    Along with both his loyal followers.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Nixon ordered massive bombing of the North and the American Left went berserk, convinced he had gone insane. In one day we destroyed Hanoi’s airport control tower, railroad yards, and water pumping station. What I’ve asked for decades is how could we have been at war with a nation for eight years and they still had three targets left? (Nonetheless, no Russian ship in Haiphong harbor was ever touched.)

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The Americans are one in a long line of invaders who failed to defeat Vietnam (including the Chinese, Mongols, Manchus, Japanese and French).

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    wheaters  over 2 years ago

    They’ve swapped seats from yesterday’s strip.

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    Susan00100  over 2 years ago

    Wasn’t BD on the other side yesterday? He sure is antsy!!!

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    cocavan11  over 2 years ago

    Why did they switch seats?

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Sad that the more comfortable we get with strangers the easier it is to pick a fight with them.

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    preacherman  over 2 years ago

    Why is the view reversed? Yesterday, BD was on the left. Oh, I get it: yesterday BD was a Dem and today he’s a a Repub.

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    russ.ritchie  over 2 years ago

    Interesting how they magically switched seats from yesterday.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  over 2 years ago

    The trifecta of American screw-ups: Vietnam, Iraq, and Trump. All done with eyes wide open.

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    prrdh  over 2 years ago

    That’s ‘won’ the way we ‘won’ the Spanish-American War. (See William Graham Sumner’s “The Conquest of the United States by Spain”).

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    this is summerdog  over 2 years ago

    My Vietnam vet DH, wants to know why the Taliban aren’t suffering from the Covid epidemic?

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    Gen.Flashman  over 2 years ago

    B.D. can afford to fly first class? The Vietnamese guy looks older than 20.

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    rfsloan19  over 2 years ago

    They switched seats.

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    Troglodyte  over 2 years ago

    Why does this “Vietnamese” kid look like Roland Headley’s half-brother?

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    timbob2313 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    No we never could have won in Vietnam. In Guerrilla wars the invader always loses

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    fuzzbucket Premium Member over 2 years ago

    After the war Ho Chi Minh said that they would have quit if our liberals hadn’t convinced him that we would give up.

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    The Generation Gap has no language barrier.

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    Bruce1253  over 2 years ago

    Well our record is perfect, we haven’t won a war since WW 2. Remind me again why we are paying for a military that cannot perform it’s most basic function?

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    Local 574 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Last time someone said that to me about Vietnam, I almost got into a fight.

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    Kip Williams  over 2 years ago

    He’s reading the paper, Tiger.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member over 2 years ago

    In WWII Europe the insurgents were on our side, so were the Commies. It took nukes in Japan. In Nam the insurgents were Viet Cong. From Afghanistan south & west borders were drawn by clueless colonials, & insurgents are whoever’s not in charge lately. MacArthur said never fight a land war in Asia. Gates has expanded to say Asia, the Middle East & Africa.

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    Walter Parmantie Premium Member over 2 years ago

    ‘Liberation’? That’s not what my fellow Vietnamese college students in the late ’70’s called it. They were all part of the ‘boat people’ refugees with some rather scary stories to tell. In terms of the ‘lessons’ of Vietnam, we clearly didn’t learn a thing as the Afghanistan debacle clearly demonstrated. But why would the lessons sink in for a bunch of chicken hawks who got their college deferments or had daddy pull strings to keep them ‘out of class’.

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    cbs1947  over 2 years ago

    They swapped seats?

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    dbwrangler  over 2 years ago

    They Traded Seats from Yesterday?

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    csmm7  over 2 years ago

    Yesterday, B.D. was in a window seat. Today, he is on the aisle. Musical chairs, anyone?

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    NWdryad  over 2 years ago

    Oh, B.D.

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    ChrisTrey  over 2 years ago

    If this was 20 years after the war, and he said he wasn’t born then, then shouldn’t he be at most a college student and not some high level business man flying from LA to Vietnam on a regular basis?

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    eclectic1  over 2 years ago

    One possibility is the Taliban letting Islamist groups use Afghanistan as a base to support the Uighurs in China.

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    GreggW Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “But those damn peacenik Democrats wouldn’t let us! How’s it going with the Agent Orange mutations?”

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    khmoran2002  over 2 years ago

    One stuck in the past, the other thinking of his future.

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