maandag, juli 21, 2003

Cartooning Is Serious Bidness

Quite a firestorm is erupting over this cartoon from the LA Times depicting the president's hands behind his back with a gun to his head -- assassination style -- as an unidentified man wearing a vest which reads "politics" appears ready to pull the trigger. The shock cartoon by the paper's Michael Ramirez, according to the Drudge Report, has raised concerns within the Secret Service.

"We take all images such as this very seriously," a top secret service source who requested anonymity said from Washington. "Regardless of the politics behind any speech, images of the president, such as this, raise concern."

Déjà-Vu All Over Again

"into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information, the Baghdad communiqués are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows. We are today not far from a disaster." --T. E. Lawrence — Lawrence of Arabia — writing in The Sunday Times of London on Aug. 22, 1920, about the British occupation of what was then called Mesopotamia.

Thanks for Invading Us America

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