GW Bush campaigns for Jeb in South Carolina

The Jeb! Bush campaign has decided to bet on the fact Americans have the collective memory of a gnat when it comes to a misguided war built on deception and political agendas.  (cartoons from the archive:)020703TheGameIsOver

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Looking back at the GW Bush presidency

I just returned from participating on a cartoonists panel looking back at the George W Bush presidency at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY.  Our moderator was Roslyn Mazer, a great supporter of cartoonists’ free speech rights who represented the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in an amicus brief for the famous Hustler v Falwell case  in 1987.  The other cartoonists on the panel were Mike Peters from the Dayton Daily News, Steve Breen from the San Diego Times Union-Tribune, and Mike Luckovich from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  It’s always fun to get together with my colleagues and this particular group had me laughing most of the time.  Especially Mike Peters.  The evening before our panel Roslyn herded us to a local Italian restaurant (think The Sopranos) and watching Mike interact with our waiter was priceless.

The next day while we waited in the hospitality room before our panel I mentioned to Mike that the former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden was sitting over at the next table. Without missing a beat Mike rushed over to his table, introduced himself, and proceeded to ask the creator of the NSA warrantless surveillance program  to “just forget” hearing that obscene phone call he had with his wife.MikePeters&HaydenSM

A sketch from another panel at the Hofstra presidential conference, “The Constitution, Executive Power and National Security Post-9/11.  If you put everything Michael Hayden said during the discussion into one sentence it would be: The Obama administration is doing the same bad stuff we did.  HaydenPanelSketch

The King of Saudi Arabia dies

King Abdullah has died at age 90.

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A cartoon from the archives

Fool me once, shame on me… fool me… you can’t get fooled again

The Republican National Committee is selling “I miss W” t-shirts.  Really.

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The poodle speaks

Former British PM Tony Blair is speaking out about Iraq, insisting that the 2003 war has no connection to what’s going on there now.

Two cartoons done for the Guardian in 2006:

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Iraq and Father’s Day

From the archives, a cartoon from 2003:

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