Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I go Pogo

There have been violent reactions throughout the Muslim world to the cartoons printed in a Danish newspaper, and a war of words over them in the media and on the internet. I haven’t seen the cartoons (like that ever stopped Michelle Malkin), but I did hear an interesting story this morning on NPR. An Arab newspaper is sponsoring a contest for cartoons about the Holocaust, testing whether Western ideas of free speech would extend that far.

Now there’s an idea. Answer a cartoon with a cartoon. Of course, it will only be a matter of time before the escalation starts. From cartoons to 5 x 7 pen and ink sketches…to watercolors…to acrylics…to full, sofa-sized oils, the madness will spill over until one side or the other brings out the WMD -- frescos!

War is hell.