World Cartoon Roundup
The most compellling visual commentary of the week concerned Saddam Hussein's trial in Iraq and Condoleezza Rice's trip to Europe.
This sardonic sketch of the former Iraqi tyrant was one of the last cartoons of Mo'ayad N'ima, a well-known prolific Iraqi cartoonist whose work has appeared here before. The Iraq the Model blog reported this week that Nima recently passed away at age 54.
Hailing Nima as "a great talent and a true patriot," Iraq the Model says he left "a rich heritage of artwork that had always touched our feelings and discussed our life, problems, and dreams in the most brief yet frank and telling way."
Nik Kowser, cartoonist for the independent Iranian news site, Roos Online, had his own glimpse of Saddam's legacy -- and his future.
In Europe, the specter of secret CIA flights carrying terrorism suspects to secret jails, as depicted by Austrian cartoonist Petar Pismestrovic, haunted coverage of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to four countries.
Bulgarian artist Christo Komarnitski captured the that greeted the U.S. Secretary of State on most of her stops.
As for the allegations in the British media that President Bush once advocated bombing the headquarters of Al Jazeera news channel, Persian Gulf cartoonist Hameed expects to hear more.
Please email us to report offensive comments.
Posted by: nek | December 10, 2005 09:58 PM
Posted by: | December 13, 2005 12:24 PM
Posted by: WOW | December 14, 2005 03:24 PM
Posted by: make money online at home | May 12, 2006 07:44 AM
The comments to this entry are closed.