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Jesus Christ

Is this what Doonesbury has come to? Remember the good old days when the strip was something a little more substantial than crass propaganda, and as a result, actually funny?

A main character in the "Doonesbury" comic strip will lose a leg while fighting in Iraq, one of two strips published this week that feature soldiers getting injured in the 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.

Ha ha ha! That's a real boffo gag. What's next, Mr. Wilson's prostate exam? Peppermint Patty's abortion?