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January 4, 2011

'Tom and Jerry' in Afghanistan

An anonymous U.S. military official in southern Afghanistan says that the war resembles a never-ending "Tom and Jerry" cartoon. 

The paraphrased comment was made to Afghanistan's Tolo News.

"A US military commander told a TOLOnews reporter in southern Helmand province that he has come to know that Afghan war is more like 'Tom and Jerry' cartoon which never ends," the report states. "The only difference is the cartoon does not claim lives, but here we lose men every day. But what hurts is that we are not able to capture sanctuaries where they sketch attacks against us, the US military commander said on condition of anonymity."Tom-and-jerry-tom-and-jerry

It's not clear what the military official meant by making the comparison.

According to Wikipedia, "Tom and Jerry" shows "usually center on Tom's numerous attempts to capture Jerry and the mayhem and destruction that ensues."

"Tom rarely succeeds in catching Jerry, mainly because of Jerry's cleverness, cunning abilities, and luck," Wikipedia writes.


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