Bullied in, bullied out
From Jim Morin. Morin is generally a good cartoonist, fairly liberal. I sent him an e-mail in response to this cartoon:
Jim:[Update] The cartoonist responds! Here's the e-mail I got back:
A good counterpoint to that cartoon would be one showing Bush and Cheney in early 2003 building up the "coalition of the willing" through threats and bribes. As all moral justifications for being in Iraq have evaporated (WMD's, al Qaeda ties, new boss Allawi seems to be just another Saddam), most of these countries were probably looking to get out anyway. While it's unfortunate that it appears they are leaving in response to bullying, we should remember that that's why they were there in the first place.
Bob,See? I told you he was cool!
I agree. Good points, all.