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Afghanistan Shootings

The terrible shooting last weekend by an American soldier in Afghanistan, which killed 16 civilians, has revived the anti-war sentiment in the U.S. and revealed a deep level of criticism of the war by the American public. Here's my take on the dreadful incident: 

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It's hard to get a population to love you at gunpoint. We wanted to win their hearts and minds as we ushered in a new era of democracy in the Middle East, but the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to only have allowed anti-American sentiment to grow. Even now, as leaders debate whether or not this shooting should be a rallying cry for the U.S. to pull out its troops, we really can't speak to much this 10+ year war has accomplished. 

Our stable of cartoonists certainly have their own opinions on our war in Afghanistan. Check them out in our new Afghanistan Shootings cartoon slideshow.