March 11, 2003

Not Forgotten


A belated salute to the Pakistani and American operatives who captured Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the Al Qaeda planner allegedly responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attack and other atrocities. The arrest is apparently leading authorities to other Al Qaeda members, from Osama bin Laden himself to suspects in eight American cities. (Latter story via LGF)

Posted by Forkum at March 11, 2003 09:09 AM


Shoot, I misunderstood this completely. The NY Times said KSM's capture was a "rare victory" in the war on terror. They couldn't be wrong, could they?

Let's hope there is plenty of room in those talons to hold more...

Posted by: Chrees at March 11, 2003 11:31 AM

Sorry guys, but there's just not enough backhair in the painting, it's not realistic enough.. hehehehehe

Posted by: israeliguy17 at March 11, 2003 12:11 PM

Awesome ! Mom's getting the link as we speak !

Posted by: Matt Kirk at March 11, 2003 08:41 PM

I like that you got the emotion in the "face" of the eagle just right--utter disdain.

Posted by: addison at March 11, 2003 10:35 PM

When I first saw the cartoon, before I read the caption, I thought, "Dumb Bomb." :-)

Maybe when they're through wringing info out of him, they can drop him from about 10,000 ft over one of Saddam's palaces, with a note tied round his neck that says, "You're Next!"

We ought to let the media know in advance, so they can show it live.

Posted by: marcus at March 12, 2003 05:11 PM

I have two of Steve Breen's earlier cartoons on my cube at work, and this one is the perfect complement to them. I wish I could find a link to the second, but it's basically the eagle from the first pic flying away, leaving his stool and nail file behind.

Posted by: Ral at March 12, 2003 05:41 PM

I didn't pick up disdain in the Eagle's expression here. I picked up "You. Will. Pay."

Posted by: Joe Katzman at March 13, 2003 12:31 AM

I LOVE THIS CARTOON!! For me, the eagle's expression is one of quiet menace - just perfect. As is the thuggish-looking KSM.

Keep up the great work, guys!

Posted by: Rachel at March 18, 2003 09:42 AM