Monday, November 28, 2005

Cartoon #222: “Exit Strategy”

Title: Exit Strategy; Text: Exit Strategy (Letters made up of flag-draped coffins.)

President Bush said he disagrees with those who are calling for a timeline for the withdrawl of U.S. troops from Iraq. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel raised the question: If Iraqis can discuss a date, why can’t we?

Bush uses the same default exit strategy used in Vietnam from 1964 through the end of that undeclared war. The majority of U.S. citizens, however, want a strategy that brings home all of our troops alive, and whole mentally and physically.

Meanwhile, you can spell “Exit Strategy” by lining up about 116 flag-draped caskets.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Cartoon #221: “White House Pardons”

Title: White House Pardons; Text: The Annual Pardon of the White House Turkeys (Bush stands before a turkey with raised arms; in line behind the turkey is Karl Rove, Tom Delay and Scooter Libby.)

Bush’s critics called for him to promise not to pardon Scooter Libby. Libby faces a 30-year prison sentence if found guilty of perjury. U.S. Presidents can and do pardon convicted criminals near the end of their terms in office. But this year, Bush may opt for grouping Libby and others in with his annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Cartoon #220: “Proposition 2”

Title: Proposition 2; Text: Pope and Klan member holding sign reading 'anti-gay legislation) Head: 'Same Sect Marriage'

The KKK scheduled a rally on November 5, 2005 in Austin, Texas in support of Proposition 2, an ammendment to the Texas Constitution banning same-sex marriage. Because the Vatican also supports such anti-gay laws, those twin agendas must be filed under “Strange Bedfellows.”

The following letter was published in the Austin American-Statesman October 30, 2005:

What side are you on?
The fact the the Ku Klux Klan has allied itself with the Christian agenda in support of the vote for Proposition 2 speaks a mouth full. How proud all the folks who support this nonsense proposition must feel now to have the KKK on its side!
—Forrestt Eubanks, Austin