Saturday, December 31, 2005

A Response to Mike Luckovich

An 11th-grade reader of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has created a cartoon response to Mike Luckovich's October 26 cartoon that spelled out the word "Why?" with the names of the 2,000 U.S. soldiers who had died in Iraq at that point. Danielle Ansley, who attends a private Christian high school near Atlanta, used the names of the fallen American soldiers to spell out the word "Freedom."

Luckovich has printed Danielle's cartoon and her explanatory letter to him in his column and asked his readers to respond. As a number of readers noted, regardless of what you believe about the war, Luckovich's sense of fair play and respect for opinions that differ from his is impressive.

In reading through the comments on ML's blog, I came across a link to another remembrance of the 2,000 American men and women who, as of late October, had died in Iraq. I will not even attempt to describe it, other than to say it's extremely powerful. You can find it here.


Anonymous said...

Linked that vid a few months ago. Never fails to pull it all apart.

Kathy said...

I must have missed it back then, I guess. I came across it by chance, and I'd never seen it before.