I decided to dust off the old god of war, Mars, for this cartoon. The legendary editorial cartoonist Herblock used him all the time back in the day. Always fun to bring back some old symbols.
So, President Obama takes his sweet time in deciding whether to bomb Libya and his critics go nuts. This may be the first time we’ve ever had a president who thinks long and hard about whether to commit to a war and some people see it as weakness. Must be the same people who miss George W’s gift for folly.
Obama obviously was being a community organizer again, only this time he wasn’t organizing Chicago’s South Side. He was organizing the world. He even got some Arab countries to get involved in this caper.
Enlightening bit of info on Time magazine’s website. The Pew Research Center found only 27% of Americans believe the U.S. has a responsibility to act in Libya. Sounds about right. Those 27% must be friends of Joe Lieberman, who’s always ready for a good war. But, generally, I think we the peeps are war weary. I know I am.
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