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Parody New U.S./Iraq Flag (Falastin/Al-Madina, 2008)

The MEMRI blog shows a cartoon originally published on 5 February 2008 in the newspapers "Falastin" (Palestine) and "Al-Madina" (Saudi Arabia), in which George Bush nails stars removed from Iraqi flag to U.S. flag.

Source: MEMRI blog, 26 Feb 2008

Ivan Sache, 05 Mar 2008


Parody New Iraq Flag (Daily Squib, 2008)

[Parody New Iraq Flag in
image from the "Daily Squib," 06 Jul 2008

The satiric journal "Daily Squib" (est. 1862) shows on 6 July 2008 a "new Iraq flag" as "unveiled by Iraqi Prime Minister yesterday." The changes in the flag are the additions of a few corporate logos, as follows:

  • in the red stripe:
    • KBR (an engineering and construction company, formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton)
    • Blackwater (a private military company), and
    • Halliburton (an egineering and construction company) itself;
  • in the white stripe:
  • in the black stripe: Exxon (another oil company).
There is also the logo of "The Squib" in green, in the white stripe under the part of the writing closest to the hoist (the "Akbar" in "Allahu Akbar").

Source: "Daily Squib," 06 Jul 2008

Ivan Sache, 07 Jul 2008


War Diagram in Flag Form (NY Times, 2008)

This cartoon showing, I suppose, the intended course of the Iraq war in flag format appeared in the Week in Review section of the NY Times, page 13.

Albert S. Kirsch, 20 Jul 2008