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This strip is the only way I can possible explain the excruciating dichotomy of the Iraq War. Damned if you do and damned if you don't right down to the dirt.
A characteristic of their ancient culture, they seek vengeance for trivial slights to actual murder - family on family for generations creating a never ending downward spiral of hate and violence.
We have created more martyrs and terrorists by our own stupidity in the Middle East than anything else we could have done. It is impossible to win the hearts and minds of a people you occupy. Anyone remember Vietnam? How about Northern Ireland? Oh, here is one, Nazi occupied France?
No, it never happens. The results of occupation are always miserable for the occupiers.
I don't think even the homosexual agenda could save us now.