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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The cartoonists all fall in line

That the right-wing cartoonists would blame Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran for Israel's aggression is a given. No surprises from

Michael Ramirez

Henry Payne

But even lefty cartoonists are falling in line with the party line (probably the Democratic party):

Steve Sack

(Ummm...I think you're missing the two biggest sources there Steve--Israel and the US.)

Matt Davies

These are cartoonists who regularly point out the lies and incompetence of the Bush administration, even (now) regarding Iraq. But when it comes to the new lies about Iran and North Korea, these guys might as well be working for Karl Rove. And their "pouring fuel on the fire" analogy is rich, given that the Pentagon is literally doing exactly that:
The U.S. Defense Department is selling Israel jet fuel "to keep peace and security in the region," the Pentagon said.

Last Friday's statement announcing the sale did not say when Israel requested the fuel, valued at up to $210 million.

"The proposed sale of the JP-8 aviation fuel will enable Israel to maintain the operational capability of its aircraft inventory," the Pentagon said in the notice of such sales that it's required to give Congress, according to a Reuters report.

The fuel will be consumed while Israeli aircraft are "in use to keep peace and security in the region," the notice said.
Peace and security. So that's what this is: