I am quite pleased that the president exhibits considerable restraint when it comes to getting the country further involved in war. I think that his efforts to assemble a coalition of partners to work on global and regional problems is admirable even though I don’t always agree with the processes or outcomes. Some of your writers, such as Roger Cohen (CDT, 10/15), differ with me. That’s OK.
However, the editorial cartoon that you positioned beside Cohen’s column is not OK. President Obama has never once made a fool of himself by pretending to be a military man while standing in front of a banner that blares, “Mission Accomplished,” nor would he. He knows full well that the debacle of death and destruction as well as civil war that Bush/Cheney started and carried on to no successful conclusion has increased the chaos in the Middle East exponentially. In addition, to show a “comic” of a lynching in the background is in the poorest taste.
Glenn McCoy, the cartoonist, has the right to draw that cartoon, but the CDT showed extremely poor judgment in displaying it.