Friday, May 27, 2005

Cartoons

Since we are entering the week-end, I suggest that you relax a little bit with a few cartoons about the leaked pictures of Saddam Hussein. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Blue Velvet said...

Still, the whole incident was a shame. The Arab nation -if that thing exists- is everyday a little bit more undressed. Shame on...

Karim said...

Hmmmmm!!!! I am not sure I share your point of view regarding Saddam's leaked pictures. For me, Saddam does not represent the arab nation, and so I do not see how one can make a connection between these pictures and the arab nation being "undressed" or humiliated. Besides, these were just cartoons!!! Come on! If we accept (or even enjoy) that cartoonists make fun everyday of politicians from all over the world, why can't we accept that they make a little fun of a dictator who killed thousands of his fellow countrymen and as such deserves all the humiliation one may think of? (After all, technically speaking Saddam wasn't totally undressed -- he still had boxers on!!!)

ps It's okay to say "Shame on you", you need not use an ellipsis for that ;-)

Jallal said...

I, personally, have no problem with the cartoons. I found them very funny and inspired.

As far as the real Saddam Hussein is concerned, I think his recently published pictures were a huge mistake and totally disrespectful. I saw, on TV, lately, some Iraqis, who were fierce opponents of Saddam and yet who said they felt this was an insult to their people. The fact that Saddam was a despot, a cruel dictator, does not impede that he should not be considered as a prisoner. I think the Iraqi people should judge him in the most severe way and virtually nobody argue about that. I don’t know if by "The Arab nation is everyday a little bit more undressed", Blue velvet was referring to Abu Ghraib also. If that’s the case, one cannot but see some reality in it. That said, if only speaking of nudity, I want to remind ourselves, not to forget, never, that Saddam has done much worse to his own people. This is important if we want to put things in perspective.