Monday, October 17, 2005

Iraq, Palestine, and Cartoon Network

UNICEF is using the image of the Smurfs to raise money for children in war-torn areas. Here is the money quote:

"We could have shown real-live images of children wounded in Iraq, Palestine or other places. But we refused this option because they would not respect the dignity and rights of the depicted children...So we decided to use 'fictive' cartoon images."

Interesting. No images of children as victims of suicide killers in Israel, mind you. Only those in "Palestine." Also, never mind those children who starved in Iraq while many in the United Nations enriched themselves through the Oil for Food program. And they would have gotten away with it, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids!

I must admit that I carried a little box for UNICEF when I was a young trick-or-treater. I didn't know better.


Blogger Mayor of Tommyville said...

Finally! the episode of the smurfs we've all longed to see!

October 18, 2005 8:56 PM  

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