Looking Back: Political Cartoonists on the Invasion of Iraq

Ten years ago this week, the United States took it upon itself to invade a country based on the idea it was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Prominent media outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post beat the drums for war, and anti-war protests aroung the globe and a lack of UN authorization couldn't stop the war machine from pressing on.

One thing we learned from this failed endeavor is that instead of putting our stock in "respected" columnists like Thomas Freidman and Richard Cohen, we should look to the nation's top political cartoonists when weighing a decision about going to war.

Here are a handful of political cartoons from 2003, putting into perspective the false notion that everyone was in favor of attacking Iraq.

Daryl Cagle / Cagle Cartoons

Mike Keefe / Cagle Cartoons

Mike Lane / Cagle Cartoons

Jeff Parker / Florida Today, Cagle Cartoons

Mike Keefe / Cagle Cartoons

Mike Keefe / Cagle Cartoons

Patrick Chappatte / Cagle Cartoons

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