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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 11/13/2012

PETRAEUS SCANDAL DRAW-DOWN: 6 Eye-Catching Cartoons From the Satiric Front-Lines

THE FIRST WAVE of cartoonists is storming Petraeus Beach.

You knew the nation’s satirists would quickly man the front-lines of the former CIA director’s scandal. It’s got all the ingredients irresistible to the humor-industrial complex: Sex! Power! And Jon Stewart clips peppered with unfortunate double-entendres!

And now that L’Affaire Petraeus is expanding from one former general’s misdeeds to ensnare a second general — raising larger issues of his command’s culture — you can bet the second wave of satire is fast approaching this physical cliff.

So as we brace for that next comic crush, here are 6 Eye-Catching Petraeus Scandal Cartoons:

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ROBERT ARIAIL:


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STEVE BREEN:


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MIKE LUCKOVICH:


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JIMMY MARGULIES:


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STEVE BENSON:


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AND THEN, of course, there are the quick-turnaround artists at Taiwan-based Next Media Animation. Here is their freewheeling animated short, “PETRAEUS AFFAIR: CIA head resigns ahead of Benghazi attack hearing.”

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By  |  10:30 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Tags:  david petraeus, robert ariail, steve breen, mike lucovich, jimmy margulies, steve benson, next media animation

 
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