pass the valium, brother

Edward Sorel, the illustrator (see some of his wonderful drawings in the Atlantic Monthly) has one thing to say with regard to the impending war in Iraq:
“Vietnam was a clear case of us being not only in the wrong place but on the wrong side. It was much easier than this. Here one group of religious fanatics represented by George Bush and Mr. Ashcroft is pitted against religious fanatics even more despotic than they are. I find the whole thing very confusing. So I take my tranquilizer and go to funny movies.”
More of artists’ responses to the war on Iraq in this article from the New York Times.