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The characters in my strip, set in Africa's Western Rift Valley, are: the Foolish Pride of lions (Leon, the haughty and lethargic King of Beasts; his queen, Leona; and their cub Lionel, an unpromising heir to the throne); Secretary Bird, a liason between the Royal Court and the rest of the animals; cerebral, man-imitating Ape, a reader of the Substandard; peevish Rhinoceros; harmless but senseless Ostrich; Crocodile, resident of the much-frequented Watering Hole, and his dentist, Crocodile Bird; Honey Badger (alias Ratel), the "Meanest Animal in the World", and his one associate, Honeyguide; Mumbo the elephant, a descendant of Jumbo and a butt of jokes about his weight and the size of his ears and nose; Duncan the dung beetle; ill-favored and unwashed Warthog; the craven, henpecked male and shrewish female hyaenas, both of them foul-smelling and perpetually at war vs. the lions; the mistaken-identity-plagued zebras; slow and superannuated Tortoise; Oxpecker, a companion of large herbivores; Hugh the chamaeleon; and walled-up Mrs. Hornbill.

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06 May 2012

Uncommon Commentary #262: Obama bin Laden

The subject of Vital Link #4 brings to my mind two questions:
1) Since Anwar al-Awlaki was a US (as well as Yemeni) national, why didn't we attempt a raid, like that which had taken out foreigner Usama bin Laden, to seize him if possible?  Is it for the same reason why we now make little if any effort to capture non-citizen terrorists, namely, that President Yo'Mama (see the list of domanisms) doesn't want his administration to have to decide whether to hold civilian trials or military tribunals? (According to Leon Panetta, Navy SEAL Team Six members were expected to try to take bin Laden alive if they did not further endanger their own lives in doing so; it has, however, become hard to avoid suspecting that al-Qaeda's chief was spared death-by-drone only because the walls of his compound shielded him from such an attack.)
2) Isn't our chief executor—I mean, executive's—current disregard of Pakistani sovereignty an instance of "unilateralism", which he condemned when allegedly practiced by his predecessor?