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:
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.”