Toles’ Road

CNN is reporting that all six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have sent a letter to the Washington Post condemning this cartoon by Pulitzer winner Tom Toles, depicting Donald Rumsfeld as a doctor giving a rosy diagnosis to an multiple-amputee soldier who represents the Army.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff find Toles’ drawing offensive (surprise!). Great political cartoonists, of course, are often offensive–and Toles is one of the best that’s still working in this rapidly-fading artform, whose vital signs make hand-drawn animation look healthy.


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