Barack Obama holds a mirror in his hannds. The mirror is all dirty of fresh blood. The face of Barack is surprised, perhaps a little disgusted. Someone might spot a little grim. He is not smiling. The mirror reflects the face of a white man with a very dumb look and a smile in his face. George W Bush and not Barack Obama is what the mirror returns to the latter holding it. Afghanistan: one hunndred civilians killed is written behind the comic.
This comic by Vauro has appeared on the Italian "Il Manifesto" of a few ddays ago and can be seen in www.ilmanifesto.it
As it is usually the case the comic conveys a very deep message. Continuity in imperial power. Do we want a nice emperor or should we be happier with a very nasty one? I believe George Bush did much more than most political movements to the cause of anti-imperialism just by existing being as awful, stupid, arrogant and blood-thirsty as he proved to be. I wonder if the nice guy as the emperor, the outsider at least as far as ethnicity is concerned, Barack Obama can do much for the anti-imperialist cause. I wonder what we should prefer.
And I wondr what he feels, if he is at all the good guy he looks, when these kinf of things of which he is now DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE happen. I really wonder it. Being the number one in a murderous imperial organization and perhaps being a nice guy. How must one feel?