I have been posting this cartoon of mine annually for years and years - and still the crazy Middle Eastern wars are blazing on - destroying the Holy Lands and the lives of millions. Being an optimistic fella, I am hopeful that one day the criminal actions of Western leaders and religious nutters will come to their senses and let saner minds with more compassionate hearts take back control. We deserve better and it will come - I pray it will be soon. Even tho' I think I am an atheist, I value the presence of spiritual people who make the World a more peaceful and loving place. May you all take your misguided fellow believers aside and quell their mindless violence and hatred.