Two cartoons from Hajjaj at Majoob.com. The first is Condoleeza Rice from 10-04-06 and was either censored or not published. I can’t make out what it says on the crescents, but I think the label on Condi says “Ra-ees” رايس or president. But what is she wearing? A properly long Arab shirt, or Western attire?
What I found most interesting about the drawing was the portayal of her legs. In the Arab world, women do not show their legs. Sometimes girls will even wear a thin long-john type garment under slacks so their ankles won’t show if the pant leg accidently rides up. Socks only come off in the middle of summer when temperatures reach 105 degrees.
The second picture is today’s cartoon and needs no comment. The two arms clearly arise from the Sunni and Shiite areas of Iraq, with the Kurdish areas untouched.
The political viewpoint of Hajjaj, which to me is very close to the Arab Street, reinforces the “civil war” theme rather than the “proxy war between Iran and the U.S.” theme that is gaining prominance here.