Cartoon by A.F. Branco gets mentioned during CNN debate

Cartoon by A.F. Branco gets mentioned during CNN debate
A.F. Branco

If you were paying close attention to the GOP presidential debate last, you might have might noticed a reference to an editorial cartoon that, in the words of one speaker, neatly encapsulated the Obama administration’s namby-pamby posture during the negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program.

The reference was made by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who said:

In the middle of negotiating this treaty, Khamenei led the assembled masses in chanting, death to America. I’m reminded of a great editorial cartoon. It shows the Ayatollah Khamenei saying, “Death to all Americans,” and then it shows John Kerry coming back, saying, “Can we meet ya half way?” [Emphasis added]

We at LU are thrilled to be able to report that the cartoon in question was the work of our very own A.F. Branco. Actually, Cruz was only partly right in his recollection of the cartoon. In the work, which ran in 2014 and is reproduced again below, it is not the U.S. and Iran that Kerry is brokering a deal between. It is Israel and Hamas, and the message from the terrorist group is not “Death to all Americans” but “Death to All Jews.”


We are nevertheless enormously proud of A.F. and hope you will join us in sending him kudos!


Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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