Wednesday, October 11, 2006

NYDN: Trudeau's blog for soldiers

New York Daily News - Home - David Hinckley: 'Doonesbury's blog of war: "It might seem mildly ironic that some of the most relentless, penetrating and sobering commentary about the effect of the Iraqi war on flesh-and-blood soldiers has come in a comic strip.

On the other hand, it wouldn't surprise anyone who has followed Garry Trudeau's 'Doonesbury.' Trudeau has always seen the strip as a stealth media missile, a way to slip some truth into the glass that washes things down with a splash of humor.

If that sounds difficult, it is. Equally difficult, Trudeau has managed something many war supporters maintain is not possible: taking the side of the troops who are fighting the war while consistently lampooning those who got them into it.

Now he has taken a further step, using his Web site to launch a military weblog, or milblog, called The Sandbox. It's a forum for soldiers, family and spouses to kick around 'the unclassified details of deployment - the everyday, the extraordinary, the wonderful, the messed-up, the absurd.'"


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