Thursday, August 02, 2007

American Pressure (1992)

1992 Dry Bones cartoon - America tries to bring peace to the Middle East.
Today's Golden Oldie is a cartoon done fifteen years ago this month. August 1992.

It seems to me that the only issues that have been "settled" since then are the IRA problem and Cambodia... I'm not sure about the Shining Path, although it was in 1992 that the Shining Path leader, Abimael Guzmán was captured.

At this moment in history, with America pushing to force Israel and the Arab states into a new accord against the background of the Iranian threat... and with the battle for Iraq still raging, the cartoon is, depressingly, another one of those "I could run it today as is" cartoons.

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The 20th Century has been called the American Century. What do you think that the 21st Century will be called? Hmm?

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