Your Aug. 8 cartoon showed a group of men in suits standing in a formation that spells “WAR.” The display was foolish and shallow on many levels.
It appears the artist believed “white-male stereotyping” is good cartooning. Is the slight against women and nonwhites intentional? Why does the cartoonist buy into the administration’s game of “this deal or war”?
The president has been singing this song for two months, but no one who has analyzed the process or possesses negotiating skills believes in this false dichotomy. Even George Schultz and Henry Kissinger, surely no dupes when it comes to foreign policy, have warned against the gullible and naive approach embodied in this “Iran deal.”
Finally, did you somehow overlook the news article “Vote switch complicates Obama’s plans” announcing that Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Elliot Engel came out in opposition to the Iran deal? Schumer, the presumed leader of Senate Democrats (once Sen. Harry Reid retires) and Engel, the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, have clearly not bought into the “my way or war” approach of President Obama.
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It’s easy to see where the bias lies with The N&O and this cartoonist.
Mark E. Sullivan