Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Don Quixote (1977)

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1977 Dry Bones cartoon -Jimmy Carter

Today's news is about the trip to the Mideast by President George W. Bush's Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice.

Today's Golden Oldie is from thirty years ago. Back then the American President had sent his Secretary of State (Cyrus Vance) searching for peace by trying to force Israel to open the gates to the PLO terrorists. Back then I gave Carter the benefit of the doubt and cast him as an idealist rather than as an enemy. So we had Jimmy as Don Quixote and Cyrus Vance as Sancho Vanza (Quixote's servant Sancho Panza).

Back then, when I did a full-page cartoon, I always added a Doobie strip at the bottom. It gave the little fellow a chance to respond to the page by speaking the cold, hard, and cynical truth. Interesting to note that today, the situation has changed! the Arabs and Israel are facing a foreign enemy force... and we didn't have to call for Cuban mercenaries!

We've got Iran!

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