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Editorial cartoon by Brian Gable (Brian Gable)
Editorial cartoon by Brian Gable (Brian Gable)

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How cartoonists see Afghan torture Add to ...

Editorial writers can be a wordy bunch.

The Globe's, for example, have this to say about yesterday's decision by the Conservative government to attack the credibilty of Richard Colvin, a diplomat and intelligence officer who told a Commons committee that all Afghan captives transferred by Canadian soldiers to local authorities wound up being tortured - even though many were likely innocent.

Editorial cartoonists, meanwhile, say more with less.

Brian Gable's take on the grim case of national hand-washing is shown above. And with a hat tip to Parker Donham for the idea, here's how other illustrators see the situation.

Aislin, in the Montreal Gazette:

Dale Cummings in the Winnipeg Free Press:

Malcolm Mays in the Edmonton Journal:

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