Monday, June 28, 2010

Cartoon Corner – 6/28/10

from hopenchangecartoons

  We wish that today's cartoon was just a bad joke...but instead, it's nearly verbatim reporting of the unprecedented decline in US/Israeli relations.
  The Israeli amabassor to Washington, Michael Oren, is briefing other Israeli diplomats that "There is no crisis in Israel-US relations because in a crisis there are ups and downs. Relations are in the state of a tectonic rift in which continents are drifting apart."
  And Oren knows precisely where to lay the blame for relations collapsing between the U.S. and Israel: Barack Hussein Obama.
  According to Oren, "This is a one man show," and the president uses cold calculation that excludes the historical and ideological factors that George Bush and Bill Clinton once relied on.
Without the U.S. as a reliable ally (indeed, on many fronts the U.S. is aligning with Israel's enemies) Israel has a rapidly decreasing range of options about how to defend itself from a soon-to-be nuclear-armed Iran.
  And when Israel is forced to launch a military attack in the most volatile region on Earth, make no mistake: it will be Obama's war, and Obama's legacy.


from Chip Bok: Elena Kagan doesn’t have much of a legal paper trail. This is considered a good career move for Supreme Court nominees, ever since Robert Bork talked his way out of a job. One footprint she has left, however, is a 15 year old complaint that the Bork-A-Dope strategy has caused confirmation hearings to become “vapid” .

from [ This looks like silliness except that it’s true. Can you imagine that European governments are trying to get BHO to adopt some fiscal responsibility? – JS ]