Friday, February 03, 2006
The Bush Cult.
The above is the cartoon that drew the outrage of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It seems that they thought the target of the cartoon was the wounded soldier, instead of Rumsfeld. Yes, I know that's ludicrous (the Doctor is labelled "Dr. Rumsfeld" - get it, boys?) . You have to have several screws loose to think that. The point of the cartoon is so obvious that it's hard to miss it, and yet miss it they did.
Well in reality, they took offense because THEY were the targets, and because it made Rumsfeld and Bush look bad, not the soldiers. Editor and Publisher hath the whole story, as well as Americablog.
But hot on the heels of that, Moslems all over the world are ALSO complaining - and rioting - about a cartoon. This one is in Denmark and it depicts Mohammed, which is forbidden in the Moslem religion.
Well, in my opinion, both the Bushites and the Moslems are upset for the same reason: in both cases, some cartoonist had the nerve to show the face of their prophet.