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Chan Lowe: An imaginative way to win the war in Afghanistan


While our defense policy cheeses are making esoteric arguments about whether an anti-terrorism strategy or an anti-insurgency strategy is the best way to “win” in Afghanistan, here’s a little outside-the-box thinking that achieves both goals simultaneously.

We have an almost endless supply of this psychological weapon here in South Florida, and another advantage to deploying it is that we will be able to withdraw from the field knowing that we are leaving a warlike, cantankerous people in a far better mood than when we arrived.

In defense doctrine, that’s called “peace with honor.”

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Very insightful and witty although the humor is somewhat dark. I am a fan of Chan and the style that is Chan's. Sometimes Chan reminds me of another cartoonist "Toles", whom i am also a fan of.
Some of you folks thnk Chan is a "Leftie". Perhaps yes, perhaos no. But I do not think that interferes with Chan's ability to take a complex issue and present it to you in a way unpeppered with politcally propagandized posturing postiion-speak.
You have to be very astute to do this and even more astute to do it with a tiwst of humor.
Chan is ok in my book.

I love today's cartoon!!!!

Special Operations raids average about 300 a month- Hundreds of people killed & 1,000 detained over the past 18 months...
Gen. Petroeus & Mr. Karzai have been in some pretty heated arguments over this....Claims of excessive force, ill treatment, death & injury to civilians,property damage,etc,etc....Many people are displaced...
Chan- You have a great idea..We have a lot of drugs to help this situation...Plenty to give to Gen. Petroeus, Special Operations, Mr. Karzai, & the Taliban....Hey- If we can help that part of the world, I'm all for it...Maybe we can make it into a success story....and if it work's, we might just think of trying it on our politicians..

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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