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World Cartoons about WikiLeaks

The ongoing WikiLeaks saga brings into focus a difference between American cartoonists and our foreign counterparts.

For the most part, U.S. cartoonists draw wordy, joke cartoons that appeal to an American audience interested in Mel Gibson, Britney Spears with no underwear, Obama, elephants and donkeys (You can view a slideshow of American WikiLeaks cartoons here).

By contrast, the most respected foreign cartoonists are wordless. They believe their cartoons are a universal language understood by all, and attempt to breach language barriers with a single, powerful image.

Filipino cartoonist Manny Francisco illustrates the words underwear lurking beneath America's pants...

Manny Francisco / Manila Times, Philippines

Dutch cartoonist Hajo sees WikiLeaks as turning over a rock hiding all sorts of critters...

Hajo / Amsterdam, Netherlands

Shlomo Cohen of Israel Today expresses his thoughts on what WikiLeaks is doing to U.S. liberty...

Shlomo Cohen / Israel Today

While Austrian cartoonist Petar Pismestrovic thinks WikiLeaks went one step further...

Petar Pismestrovic / Kleine Zeitung, Austria

Emad Hajjaj, a Jordanian cartoonist that draws for Al-Ghad Newspaper, sees the classified document dump as a terrorist attack...

Emad Hajjaj / Al-Ghad Newspaper, Amman, Jordan

Chinese cartoonist Loujie shows both the Army and Lady Liberty recoiling from the WikiLeaks light...

Loujie / China Daily

American cartoonist Taylor Jones, who draws caricatures for El Nueva Dia in Puerto Rico, shows WikiLeaks founder  Julian Assange "leaking" all over the Pentagon...

Taylor Jones / El Nueva Dia, PoliticalCartoons.com

Popular Colombian cartoonist Matador shows the death of U.S. diplomacy...

Matador / Colombia

Swedish cartoonist Riber Hansson prefers to focus on WikiLeaks fountain of information...

Riber Hansson / Sweeden

Tjeerd Royaards shows what happens when we look through the WikiLeaks magnifying glass...

Tjeerd Royaards / Netherlands

While Mexican cartoonist Dario Castillejos shows WikiLeaks stopping the diplomatic marriage between the U.S. and the rest of the world...

Dario Castillejos / Imparcial de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico