The case can certainly be made that the “Doonesbury” comic strip has long belonged on the op-ed page. The case gets even stronger when creator Garry Trudeau uses his Sunday comics forum for an otherwise admirable “In Memoriam” salute to U.S. soldiers killed in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”
The solemn dedication to America’s fallen deserves better than being juxtaposed next to “Blondie” and underneath “Marmaduke.” It just does.
“Doonesbury” is an editorial call. For most newspapers, it continues to be the wrong one.