All you need is…. troops! Troops is all you need!
November 27, 2007
This is my favourite Ratzinger cartoon. After his incendiary remarks against Islam, the Pope went to Turkey as if nothing had happened. Very typical of the church to throw the stone and hide. I got this scene from Red Dragon, with Hannibal Lecter in all his glory.
It was so fun to see George Bush struggling with a locked door in China, I realized this man is non stop fun. What would Confucius say? This toon, BTW was published in the Capital Press Agriculture Weekly Newspaper with a slightly watered-down message... But this is the best version!
On November 8th, 2005 the film "Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre", documented the use of White Phosphorus against civilians and children by military forces of the USA. Days later, U.S. army spokesmen, facing incontrovertible evidence, were forced to confirm WP had been used during the major assaults on Fallujah. So we burned them to a crisp? Whoops! Luckily CNN didn't talk about it, right? That's why the following reader was completely outraged, because he simply didn't have the slightest idea what his army had done in his name...
May 12, 2005. Remember that airplane flying to close from the White House and causing a mass evacuation of the Government in full? There was something disturbing about those politicians running for it, something that makes you wonder just how safe we are...
So what does former WH press secretary Scott McClellan, deputy chief of staff Karl Rove, vicepresident Dick Cheney and political commentator Bill O'Reilly in common? Is there any relation between their compulsive tendency to bullshit and the size of their heads?
So John R. Bolton said, and I quote: "There is no such thing as the United Nations. There is only the international community, which can only be led by  the United States". Then, on March 7, 2005 president Bush nominates him U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations alleging that "the USA needs a strong voice". Sure! Why not a stronger voice then? After all, diplomacy is for pussies!
Why so much publicity against smoking if then you go to the movies and they have army ads showing war as the coolest thing to do? Isn't was as deadly as smoking? Or MORE? Huh? Huh? A reader said this toon was disrespectful with the troops. My disrespect was aimed at army recruiters and their lies. Now that's disrespectful!:)
After dear Judge Alberto Gonzales praised torture as an excellent way to fight terrorism, I couldn't resist portraying him as an inquisidor from the classic Monty Python gag. The Latin Association complained the stereotypical moustached spaniards were an insult to the spanish comunity on campus. We all had a good laugh when they found out I'm actually spanish and it was all a misunderstanding! For the record, racial discrimination is indeed no laughing matter! Ehem! :)
Looking for pictures of Fallujah after the first attacks, I realized how quickly they would dissappear from Google. The subtle censure on the web is even clearer when you compare your sources with the International media. I got so pissed I made this toon for the innocent civilians murdered during the war.
Later on this toon earned me first place for Best Cartooning at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association (ONPA) awards. There I am with the Daily Barometer staff. I'm the one with a green coat and the idiotic smile.