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:


. (ROBERT ARIAIL / Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Universal Uclick /.)

. (STEVE BREEN / U-T San Diego /.)

. (MIKE LUCKOVICH / Atlanta Journal Constitution /.)

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JIMMY MARGULIES:


. (JIMMY MARGULIES / The Record [N.J.] /.)

. (STEVE BENSON / Arizona Republic /.)

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