Alt-Weekly Cartoonist's Latest Makes its Way to Gitmo

august 7, 2008  09:30 am
"Through the miracle of email forwarding technology," Matt Bors writes, his latest comic eventually found itself in the hands of the military lawyer for Osama Bin Laden's former driver Salim Hamdan. Hamdan, who was convicted yesterday of providing material support for terrorism and acquitted of a conspiracy charge, apparently was "quite amused" when the cartoon was translated for him. "At first I was excited ... Then reality set in," Bors writes. "This puts 2 degrees of separation between me and Bin Laden ... With the flimsy standards of evidence preferred by the Bush administration, does this mean I could be tried in a military tribunal for giving aid and comforting humor to the enemy?" More from Willamette Week.