I had some difficulty doing a cartoon today. Something was bothering me about every idea that I came up with. Then it hit me. I love to do cartoons about what's happening in the minds of most readers. I want to show our fears, hopes, and judgements... but after a while it's easy to forget that the Middle East (and its players and history) has become, for most people who are not experts, a complicated and confusing mess. Recognizing the existence of that confusion became the jumping off point for today's Dry Bones.So here's the question for today: Did you know that Mahmoud Abbas is Abu Mazen? Let me know. I'm curious.