Two comic strips have just begun storylines in which a character loses a leg in Iraq. One is the Very Important Doonesbury, where B.D. catches one:
And the other is my current favourite strip, Get Fuzzy.
I used to like Trudeau's strip quite a bit, but he's gotten pretty heavy-handed with his satire in the past few years and I've lost interest. I'll be expecting him to take out the sledgehammer to make sure everyone understands that the liberation of Iraq has been a complete disaster. But hopefully we'll at least see some respect given to those serving in Iraq who believe in what they're doing there.
With Conley's strip I'm not sure which way he'll play it out. Get Fuzzy's been mostly non-political up until now, and maybe it'll remain that way. But I've got that feeling of trepidation you get when your favourite musician/writer/artist is on a talk show and the subject turns to politics. Please don't be an idiot...