I implore you, dear reader, to take in the full content of the article I excerpt here with it's final two paragraphs. Add it to the mounting list of commentary regarding the wisdom of Bush's "Keystone Strategy."
Also, I can't draw anything, let alone a cartoon. So may I suggest that someone more skilled in that area undertake the following:
Draw a cartoon with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice pushing over a line of dominoes. The first domino Iraq is fully striking the second, Lebanon, which is tipping towards the third Syria and towards Iran. Add Palestine, Egypt and Saudi Arabia if you like.
At the other end of the tipping dominoes, have Osama bin Laden, Jaques Chirac, Kofi Annan and Ted Kennedy cowering as the imminent last domino is headed their way.
Election Shock Treatment: "Liberals are always hot for democracy once the struggles are over: It's in the struggles themselves they slip up. If the candidates favored by Brown and by Hertzberg--Carter and Mondale over Reagan; Michael Dukakis over George Bush the Elder, and Al Gore and John Kerry over George Bush the son--had been in power in moments of crisis, democracy would hardly now be on the march, the Berlin Wall would most likely be standing; the Sandinistas and other Communists might well still be spreading terror in Central America; Saddam Hussein would not only be in Iraq but in Kuwait and perhaps Saudi Arabia; and those brave happy voters would still be suffering under a vicious and sadistic tyranny.
Claiming credit in retrospect for things you opposed at the time is a new high in chutzpah, or, if not that, in delusion. But delusion is what people retreat to when reality is much too traumatic. 'Here's the great fear that I have,' said comedian Jon Stewart once the Iraq elections were over. 'What if Bush, the president, ours, has been right about this all along? I feel that my world view may not sustain itself, and I may, and again I don't know if I can physically do this, implode.' Why does one feel that he speaks for the Browns, and the Hertzbergs, and beyond them, for millions of others? 'We wait to see if Democrats can find a way to talk about the Iraqi elections that isn't madness personified,' The Note, the political newsletter of ABC News, said after two weeks of this madness. And so do we all."