Fresh Paint
Monday, April 19, 2004
Priorities Nice and Straight
Comic Strip Characters Lose Legs in Iraq War
In Monday's 'Doonesbury,' B.D., a football coach-turned-soldier, was injured after being reactivated in the Army at the end of 2002, following a losing football season.

Later this week, he will wake up to find his left leg amputated, according to Universal Press Syndicate, the strip's distributor.

About 10 newspapers have called Universal Press with concerns about the strip, primarily with language the character uses after learning his leg is gone, company spokeswoman Kathie Kerr said.
You realize, of course, that this may be the only mention of what "wounded" means in a lot of newspapers?

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