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Thanks to the many comments that ran in response to my first "Reject Corner" posting, Sun-Sentinel Opinion Czar (and more important, my editor) Tony Fins has decided that it wouldn't realign the Earth's axis if we went ahead and ran the cartoon in the print edition after all. See? You DO make a difference.

Many of your responses, both pro and con, were remarkably thoughtful and intelligent, some even impassioned. My thanks to you for all of them. Herewith, the finished version of the cartoon as it will appear on our Opinion Page on Monday, March 24.

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(Thanks to Chan Lowe.)

Also, remember there were actual acquittals at Nuremburg, which gave the whole proceedings a sense of legitimacy. Whereas we have Pentagon general counsel Haynes saying, "We can't have any acquittals! What will people think after we've held these guys so long?" Good for Colonel Morris Davis for stepping down as chief prosecutor at Guantánamo, but who's left to make this venture accountable to anyone?

We should give Bush and Cheney prison time. How else can we send a clear message to politicians that we will not except being party to war crimes.

This madness has got to stop.

Thanks for pressing on. Your work is a reflection of truth.

It is precisely because of the immunity (from prosecution for war crimes) we grant ourselves while others remain exempt from it, that we shall continue to wage wars and commit war crimes. With the principal deterrent for war crimes wilfully ignored and war criminals rewarded as leaders of the most powerful nation in history, expect more of the same. It would be hypocrisy to think of GW as having a monopoly, many others before him have established the tradition and continue to lead "normal" lives. The guilt must be collective and the American public simply cannot extricate itself, if there is to be any credibility to the claim: "... of the people, for the people, by the people..."

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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