On May 1, we posted a link to an editorial by Joshua Muravchik, titled The Road Map to Nowhere. The cartoon above was inspired by this quote from the editorial: "The announcement, which news reports said had originally been planned to follow the resolution of the Iraq issue, apparently was moved forward in order to give succor to those, especially British prime minister Tony Blair, who had gone out on a limb to support American policy toward Iraq. 'Mr. Blair and others have demanded publication of the peace plan to quell the anger throughout the Arab world over the Bush administration's perceived focus on Iraq to the exclusion of the creation of a Palestinian state, the cause the Arabs consider paramount,' explained the New York Times. In careful coordination, Blair followed Bush's announcement with a press statement of his own in which he declared, 'The most important thing we can do is show even-handedness towards the Middle East.'"
Posted by Forkum at May 7, 2003 07:59 AM