Friday Nite Lite: D-Day + 70 Years

Good Evening

A bunch for you today.

Let us start with the D-Day tributes:

D Day by Political Cartoonist Mark Streeter

149394 600 D Day cartoons

 

D-Day – Political Cartoon by Bruce Plante, Tulsa World – 06/06/2014

Cartoon by Bruce Plante - D-Day

70 years since D-Day – Political Cartoon by J.D. Crowe, Alabama Media Group – 06/06/2014

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - 70 years since D-Day

 

D Day by Political Cartoonist Terry Mosher

149357 600 D Day cartoons

 

70 years.  Which is something to think about considering these next series of cartoons…dealing with Sgt Bergdahl.

 

Bergdahl swap: Taking care of our own – Political Cartoon by J.D. Crowe, Alabama Media Group – 06/06/2014

Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Bergdahl swap: Taking care of our own

 

Clay Bennett: Except Bergdahl – Clay Bennett – Truthdig

 

 

Sgt Bergdahl welcome home by Political Cartoonist Dave Granlund

149424 600 Sgt Bergdahl welcome home cartoons

 

Bergdahl Release – Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 06/05/2014

Cartoon by Rob Rogers - Bergdahl Release

 

AAEC – Political Cartoon by Tim Eagan, The Press Democrat – 06/05/2014

Cartoon by Tim Eagan -

 

GOOD ACT by Political Cartoonist Bill Day

149347 600 GOOD ACT cartoons

 

Welcome Home Sergeant Bergdahl by Political Cartoonist R.J. Matson

149402 600 Welcome Home Sergeant Bergdahl cartoons

Mike Luckovich: Signs for Any Occasion – Truthdig

 

That really put things into perspective doesn’t it?

 

This is an open thread.


6 Comments on “Friday Nite Lite: D-Day + 70 Years”

  1. Hope everyone is having a good evening.

  2. NW Luna says:

    Rather a sombre group of cartoons, but fitting.

    Love the detail of the unequal pupils in the Rogers cartoon of the Rethugs.

  3. leefeller says:

    Sad tribute to reality.

  4. RalphB says:

    Originally from GlobalPost, this is enlightening in a truly horrid way.

    Salon: The worst Bowe Bergdahl trutherism, debunked

    … Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network spent weeks researching the five men’s biographies in 2013, and came up with a much more nuanced picture.

    “It is mystifying to know where the Guantanamo Bay authorities got the idea that Khairkhwa was known, in their words, as a ‘hardliner in terms of Taliban philosophy.’ During the Emirate, he was considered one of the more moderate Taliban in leadership circles,” she writes.

    Noori and Fazl had negotiated surrender of Taliban fighters to General Abdul Rashid Dostum in November, 2001, based on what they believed was a promise of safe passage home. Instead, hundreds of Taliban fighters were massacred, and Fazl and Noori were arrested.

    Wasiq was taken in a sting operation — according to Clark, he was cooperating with the US at the time and was trying to arrange reintegration with the new government. Instead, he was arrested and sent to Guantanamo.

    The Guantanamo Docket, a project of The New York Times based on the WikiLeaks documents, also yields some interesting information.

    Omari, for example, was a minor Taliban figure who said he was selling used cars when the war started. He also claimed that he was given $500 and a cell phone by a CIA officer named Mark and told to go find Mullah Omar. When he failed to deliver, he was arrested.

    Not a very impressive background for what the media are calling the “worst of the worst.” …

    Perhaps The Onion said it best, quoting a fictional man-on-the street professing his outrage at the deal.

    “It’s unconscionable that we’re releasing these Gitmo detainees now for a prisoner swap,” says ‘Stan McGinty.’ “Legally they should have been released years ago for nothing.”

  5. ANonOMouse says:

    That last cartoon says it all. Obama: Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.