Today's J. Post cartoon

our boy is home may god help us all
I actually drew the original cartoon a couple of years back, in December of 2009 to be exact, when it seemed that a prisoner swap for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit was imminent. Instead, it has happened this week, with Israel trading 1,027 of the scum of humanity for our captured boy. It's in a deliberately monochrome style to mirror the bleakness I'm feeling right now. To price, to my mind, is far too high--one soldier in exchange for the dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Israelis--civilians and soldiers alike--who will be killed (and they will be killed, make no mistake) by the terrorists we have now freed. Sbarro, the Dolphinarium, Cafe Moment, Park Hotel, the Ramallah lynch... perpetrators from all these attacks and more, whose mere mention is enough to make any Israeli's blood run cold, are now free. Free. It's just... ugh.

Drawn using:
No. 2 pencil (sketch)
Blue 0.7 mm pilot pen
Serif PhotoPlus 6.0

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