Thursday, April 27, 2006

Doonesbury - the worst at its best

The title of this post may be misleading.

The worst refers to the subject GBT is covering - the kinds of decisions our troops in Iraq are being forced to make, the ones that lead, as I said they would, to atrocities. Not because a soldier is trying to do wrong. Not even because someone made a bad judgment call. Because there is no possibility of a "right" decision, trapped in a situation where there is only the devil and the deep blue sea.

The best is the way in which he is presenting this. We are now seeing, from BD's perspective, what happened that led to him losing his leg. And it is worse than any words can describe. Only the visual witness offered by GBT will suffice. Today's strip is a single pane, and all that is in it is pain, the moment that BD knows the horror of what will happen and can do nothing to stop it. It is not clear that he can choose the devil or the deep, only that one is going to swallow him up.

Please read Doonesbury. It is the most honest reporting on Iraq you will find.


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