Cox & Forkum – Dr. Seusses of 21st Century
If Indonesia special forces ambushed an Australian army camp in Darwin and took one of our soldiers hostage, is that a declaration of war? What if we our intelligence agencies suggested that Malaysia supported Indonesia in preparing this attack?
What if Indonesia secret service operatives kidnapped a 19 year old university student, held him hostage, and demanded that Australian troops leave East Timor, is that a declaration of war? What if the Indonesian secret service denied responsibility for the attack, but lauded the efforts those who were responsible? What if, after the Australian Government refused to bow to blackmail, this hostage was executed? What would you feel, if the hostage was described by the ABC as having been “seized” as if he were a criminal and euphemistically and subsequently “found dead”?
If you would feel outrage in response or answered yes to any of these questions, I suggest that you will have no problems understanding, nay supporting, the Israeli response to the kidnap of one of its soldiers and execution of one of its citizens by Palestinian terrorists.
The illustration below is greatly lacking in this day and age. If you haven’t seen the illustrations penciled by Dr. Seuss during World War II, you do not understand how pitiful the cartoonists of our age are in comparison. Thank God we have Cox and Forkum.