America is Israel's lone ally and perhaps only real friend among the nations.
It is only natural that Israel look to Uncle Sam as a kind of role-model for democracy. How to maintain a balance between individual privacy and public safety during time of war is a question that both democracies must face.
It will be interesting to see how this Bush administration telephone story develops. My problem in doing this cartoon was how the guy should refer to his particular telephone carrier.
In the end I used "The Phone Company".