March 01, 2005

Domino Effect Redux


This cartoon is from September 2002 and is in our first book, Black & White World. With yesterday's resignation of the Syrian government in Lebanon and recent concessions to democracy in Egypt, all coming after Iraq's elections, some commentators are using the phrase "domino effect" to describe the events. A good example is this editorial from today's Telegraph: Arab world squirms at impact of Bush's call for freedom.

Unless [Syrian President Bashar] Assad can transform himself, two bombs in February -- one that murdered the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, and the other last week's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv blamed on Syrian-backed radicals -- may come to be seen as marking the final decline of his regime. Mr Bush will doubtless be hoping that this "domino effect" will also be felt on the other side of Iraq -- in Iran.

Though the cartoon doesn't address "freedom" or even "democracy," we thought it deserved a post in light of recent developments.

Posted by Forkum at March 1, 2005 09:26 PM