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IF HE NEEDS TIME DECIDING ON THE BEST WAY TO AVOID GOING IN ALL DIRECTIONS AT ONCE, THEN I'M FOR IT ...

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ANALYZE THE POLITICAL CARTOON

(1) Why is President Obama pictured as a tank commander?

(2) What decision is he shown trying to make, and why has it been a major challenge for him?

(3) What places are written on some of the signs, and what do they have in common?

(4) What other words and phrases are on the signs? How do they relate to Obama's challenges?

(5) What does the soldier's statement mean? How do you think he feels about this situation?

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Author:Parker, Jeff
Publication:New York Times Upfront
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 14, 2009
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