Thursday, June 29, 2006

Israel's Army (1973)

1973 Dry Bones cartoon - Yom Kippur War, radio messaages from home to the boys at the frontThis cartoon was done 33 years ago. It was two weeks after the Egyptian attack on Yom Kippur which launched the 1973 war.

Today, in 2006, at the time of this writing, Israel is gripped with worry about Gilad Shalit, a kidnapped soldier. We Israelis are an argumentative lot, but it's all in the family. Our soldiers are not faceless robocops, they are our kids, our brothers and our sisters.

Our enemies are cruel, proudly willing to sacrifice their children... It is what makes them strong!
We Israelis are soft inside and we worry about the lives of our kids... It is what makes us human.

And it's why I picked this Golden Oldie to run today.

Note how funny Mr. Shuldig looked back then.
Hey, we all looked funny back then, it was the seventies!

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