Commentary: 'Doonesbury' and War

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This week in the comic strip Doonesbury, the helmet-wearing character B.D. lost a leg in Iraq. And his military comrades had to take off B.D.'s helmet. Commentator Ben Walker says, for him, seeing B.D. without his helmet for the first time has brought home the impact of American casualties in the war.



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