Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Torture Toons

From 2004 through 2007, I did several cartoons that opposed the USA torture policy.  They appeared in my newspaper strip Thadeus & Weez and in my edgy online strip The Illustrated Daily Scribble. With torture back in the news, here are a few. Click on image to view full size.

In 2004, outstanding military and state department lawyers opposed torture and argued for applying the Geneva Conventions.  This is a rerun of a Thadeus & Weez strip I did on the subject that ran in most major Texas newspapers.
I did this Illustrated Daily Scribble strip about torture in 2007 featuring then Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a fine lawyer and judge.  He wrote that waterboarding is reugnant, but would never call it illegal.
With torture in the news, here's a rerun of a strip I did for January 2, 2005.  Thadeus & Weez ran weekly in most of the major Texas newspapers.

In 2005 I was doing The Illustrated Daily Scribble, an edgy political strip. In this one George W. Bush seeks heavenly approval for torture, but instead gets hellish approval.
In 2005, I did this Dick Cheney Halloween House of Torture for my project The Illustrated Daily Scribble.  This week Cheney again endorsed torture. 

Amateur aviation enthusiasts track this plane in different countries and stayed in communication about it thoroughly identifying it.

Monday, December 8, 2014