World wrestling

U.S. cartoonists have spilled barrels of ink about the price of crude, the Islamic bomb and illegal immigration, but what inferences are being drawn in other countries?

Unsurprisingly, south of the porous border, a Mexican cartoonist thought the pursuit of liberty a heavy cross to bear, and a Honduran cartoonist drew Uncle Sam oblivious to Latinos' muscular economic contributions. Down Under, where controversies swirl counterclockwise, the per-liter cost of petrol has one Australian cartoonist considering alternative fuels slightly more drastic than switchgrass.

And if the name Jyllands-Posten rings twice familiar, it's the Danish paper that first published the melee-provoking cartoons on the prophet Muhammad last year. For the record, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, shown with his thermonuclear windfall profits, bears absolutely no resemblance to the windfall prophet. — Joel Pett

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.