Political Cartoon Current Event

Political Cartoon Current Event - Mona Shen Period 4G...

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Mona Shen Period 4G 9/6/10 Political Cartoon Current Event Date of Cartoon: 8/27/10 Source of Cartoon: Time.com Date of article: 8/27/10 Source of Article: nytimes.com Due Date for Assignment: 9/8/10 Subject of cartoon: The cartoon depicts Uncle Sam detaching the training wheels of “combat” and “operations” off of a bicycle ridden by a man with an “Iraq” helmet. The cartoon quite obviously depicts the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq and allowing the country to run itself. Although the cartoon was from August 27 th , a Whitehouse spokesperson hinted to Obama’s declaration of an end to American combat mission in Iraq on August 31 st . An election held in Iraq in March 2010 did not decisively choose a leader for the formation of a new government. Today, Baghdad is still without a permanent government. Artist’s point: The artist’s seems to be unsure or critical of the decision to hand over functional duties from America to the Iraqis. Uncle Sam looks nervous as the Iraqi bicycles moves down a hill with
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