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Flashback Five Memorial Day Monday


While I'm away from the blog this week, I'm posting some cartoons I drew exactly five years ago, when the Iraq war was in its infancy, so you can see how the world has changed or not changed in the meantime. I thought the exercise in armchair quarterbacking might be informative.

This cartoon made me saddest of all when I dug it up. Since the war began, we have been appalled that a nation as great as ours could treat its returning warriors so shabbily, and that our priorities could be so misplaced.

When it was first published, I got some angry comments from vets who felt the VA was doing its job beautifully, and how dare I cast any aspersions upon it. But that was five years ago.

It seemed appropriate to run again on Memorial Day.

Categories: Cartoons from Five Years Ago (38)
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Now, this one was prophetic!

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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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