Back to the drawing board

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

Who does the same thing over and over and naively expects different results? Editorial cartoonists! Blithely undeterred by our utter lack of progress in altering the Bush administration's Iraq strategy, we reacted to the administration's "new way forward" with a surge of the same old stuff ... but repackaged and with catchy new slogans! Much of our output was predictably outraged and typically grim, but some of it was more nuanced. Steve Sack redefined "victory lap," John Trever showed us the evolving bipartisan door and Steve Breen penned a plea for diplomacy. As for Pat Oliphant -- a new year, a new strategy, but back to the same old grind.

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