Cartoons About Mitt's Libya Blunder

Mitt Romney’s comments following the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans has been referred to as a “Bungle… utter disaster…not ready for prime time… not presidential… Lehman moment.” And that was just from Republicans!

Our cartoonists, despite kicking back in Washington D.C., preparing for this year’s Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ (AAEC) Convention, have also put pen to paper in response to Romney’s highly-politicized remarks.

Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons doesn’t think Romney is ready for primetime:

Bill Day decided to draw Romney being hung by his own tongue:

Bob Englehart of the Hartford Courant drew Romney giving his press conference on the grave of the diplomats who lost their lives in the attack:

While Bill Schorr drew the Republican Presidential nominee leaving something behind in the cemetery:

By Daryl Cagle

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8 replies on “Cartoons About Mitt's Libya Blunder”

I don't think Romney's comments were off base. Where are the cartoons of Obama skipping intelligence briefings to campaign in Las Vegas?

Proof that our diplomacy strategy has worked wonders… if we would only talk with them… if only we understood them…BS. OBAMA'S foreign policy is a total disaster. You along with the mainstream media miss the entire story by focusing on Romney's comments. Even the Obama administration ended up retracting the written apologies… far too late, but, the original apologies are in complete alignment with Obama's behavior as President. Obama has been in way over his head since he was sworn in. Obama is fighting a "war on women" while appeasing the real enemy. How juvenile… he is a joke. O please stay in Vegas, you put on a great comedy show.

Dear Mark,

Don't forget that this whole mideast involvement started with George Bush (and the neo-cons) stupid invasion of Iraq. And, don't forget the Republicans egging Obama on to send in the troops in Libya. The comedy was primarily Romney's. That blue-blooded idiot was complaining that the Egyptian embassy was apologizing for murdering Americans hours before the murder took place. Now THAT is either funny, pitiful, or both.

And where are the cartoons showing truthers shouting "9/11 was an inside job!" while standing on the graves of 9/11 victims?

wowee…some people really know how to stay on topic (COUGH–Stephan Mckenzie – COUGH).

I thought that we were all here to comment on a cartoon – not act as if everything we've based our whole lives on is being backed into a corner…

just because someone on the internet disagreed with us…

That being said, here's mine – I think the cartoons above are spot on. When an official dies by violence, it's not the time to bolster the base. That goes for any party. Just imagine if after Congressman Leo Ryan were killed in Port Kaituma in 1978, the Rep's came out & said, "Well, what do you expect from the wishy-washy Dem's who think they can talk their way out of trouble?" You'd be outraged, right?

Same thing.

To me, Romney's comments are akin to ambulance chasing. I expect nothing less of someone who made his personal gains by hogging the lifeboats of drowning businesses.

I can't wait to see the cartoons of his latest "middle income" gaffe.

Have to hand it to Romney for one thing – he's certainly keeping all of these cartoonists in golden material!!

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