Taking for granted that a lot of what is seen in these televised hearings is just grandstanding for constituencies, it’s still annoying to watch these politicians act like spoiled brats. Some of the questions were legitimate and deserved to be asked. But the arrogant tone and bullying tactics in which they were shot at General Petraeus was uncivil and rude. He is a four-star general for heaven’s sakes. He’s earned some respect. Most of these Congressmen just want their face time and they try to Bogart the interrogation by talking over the general’s answers. So yes I drew them as babies.
I know that this is two consecutive posts featuring a Varvel cartoon, but I thought this one was exceptionally well done. Not only will I provide you with the cartoon, But I’ll also quote the cartoonist:
Whether or not one agrees with the President’s handling of the War, it is frustratingly obvious that the majority of our elected leaders, from both sides of the aisle, are more interested in politics than in leading this nation. Pointing fingers and bemoaning the inadequacies of others is always easy. Working with others for the good of all involved is a lot harder.