Category Archives: Iraq

9/11 Book Seventeen Years Later

My how times change… Here are a few cartoons from my 9/11 book published in 2002. Click on any of the images to get a readable image in a new tab.
9/11 book - Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons - Chip Bok, University of Akron Press 2002

9/11 book - Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons - Chip Bok, University of Akron Press 2002

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9/11 book - Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons - Chip Bok, University of Akron Press 2002

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9/11 book - Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons - Chip Bok, University of Akron Press 2002

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9/11 book - Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons - Chip Bok, University of Akron Press 2002

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Death to Khamenei

Death to Khamenei

In a WSJ op-ed, Mark Duowitz and Ray Takeyh describe the current uprising in Iran. They say it differs from the Green Revolution which was about election fraud. This one began “over economic grievances and quickly transformed into a rejection of theocracy.”

The protesters are angry that $100 billion in Iranian assets unfrozen by the Obama administration  haven’t trickled down to the people. Instead the money has gone to support militias in the Middle East and energy and weapons for Bashar Assad in Syria.

Death Threats

So, instead of chanting “Death to America” they now shout “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to Rouhani!”

The White House narrative on Iran has changed too. The Trump administration is supporting the protesters and ignoring the “moderate leadership.”

 

 

Axis of Evil ICBM Launch

icbm

North Korea launched an ICBM that flew 2,400 miles high. Experts say that with a flatter trajectory the Hwasong-14 missile could reach the continental United States. However, it may not survive  re-entry. If that makes you feel better.

Another ICBM Launch

Meanwhile, Iran launched a satellite carrying a rocket into space. The Pentagon thinks Iran could use the same technology to launch and ICBM carrying a nuke. So, in retaliation, the U.S. launched more sanctions on Iran.

That’s two out of three for the old Axis of Evil.

Got Nukes

got nukes

Could be Kim Jong Un learned a lesson from Moammar Gadhafi. Gadhafi gave up his nuclear program when he saw what happened to Saddam Hussein. Bad move on his part.

Got Nukes

Here’s a CNBC piece titled How the miserable death of Moammar Gadhafi factors into Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions.

Trump Learns True Meaning of HIs Travel Ban

true meaning of his travel ban

A Hawaiian judge helped President Trump find the true meaning of his travel ban. Trump thought he was was using his legal authority as president to keep out perceived threats to the United States.

The president’s authority to declare such suspensions can been found in section 212(f) of the INA, the pertinent part of which reads as follows:

“(f) Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

In this case he said he needed time to vet refugees from jihad torn countries to make sure they aren’t jihadists.

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson – a Harvard classmate appointed by President Obama – says otherwise. The judge ruled Trump’s real intent was to keep out Muslims. The judge knows this because Trump said so in campaign speeches.

Finally, a Democrat who doesn’t think Trump lies.