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Page 72 of my graphic novel about the Iraq War.  There are 27 more pages to go.

In a way, this road repair mission is a sort of extended allegory for the whole effort to stabilize Iraq: they don’t have the time, resources or motivation to fix the underlying problem, which isn’t even understood at the higher headquarters who ordered it fixed;  the mission itself was ordered based on considerations that are wholly lost on the people executing it and aren’t really relevant; the people who live there are happy to see things fixed and are about to be disappointed when the richest country in the world does a half-assed job and leaves.

Write that down, kids — it’ll be on the test.


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