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.

Afghanistan civilian shooting murder
Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle (click to view cartoon collection)

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 collection.

By Daryl Cagle

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