The brouhaha over the recent POW exchange has brought the temporary detention facility at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Camp X-Ray was given its name by the U.S. Marine prison administrators because the military shorthand had already utilized A-W and X was the next available letter on the list. Tom Tomorrow gives us the state of the Gitmo debate in an imaginary colloquy between Chuckles the Sensible Woodchuck and Sparky the Wonder Penguin. Sparky is still wearing his Inuit-style goggles to ward off bull$hit-blindness. Chuckles is still wearing his sensible red bow tie and dark-frame glasses. In the meantme, Gitmo (in Marine parlance) is a national disgrace. If this is (fair & balanced) geopolitical bankruptcy, so be it.
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Let's Talk About Gitmo
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)
[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]
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