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quinta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2011

Cartoon: Napoleon Obama

This  cartoon by Morten Morland from The Times is based on the famous  painting Napoleon Crossing The Alps by the French neoclassical artist  Jacques-Louis David.
The cartoon shows President Obama as  Napoleon telling his troops to 'go ahead', adding, 'I have to pop over to Oslo to pick up my peace prize'.


Obama will indeed be going to Oslo today to collect his Nobel Peace Prize. Many people find this award incongruous, especially following the president's decision to send 30,000 more US troops to fight the  war in Afghanistan. The cartoon highlights the  irony of the situation.


Following the  Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon was imprisoned by the British on the remote Atlantic island of St Helena, where he died on 5 May 1821. I'm not sure whether Morten Morland envisages a similar fate for Obama if he loses the Afghan war.  Read more about Napoleon >>

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