A selection of Pétillon and Cabu cartoons published in Le Canard:
Sarko and the massacres in Libya: "I no longer recognize the Gadhafi that I welcomed in Paris."
|Gadhafi made an appearance with an umbrella: "With blood all over everything."|
|Mubarak's fortune is estimated at between $40 billion and $70 billion: "A weak earner, Ben Ali! That is all you are!" The ex-Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali likewise amassed a sizeable fortune during his decades of leadership.|
|Iran announces the suspension of stoning: "If one day it becomes an Olympic discipline, we will miss out on practice..."|
|Merkel and Sarko at the G-8: "He moves about so much that I have the impression of being at a G-12!" The joke is a play on Sarkozy's reputation for being hyperactive on the international stage.|
|The escapades of Berlusconi: "Father, I have done Bunga Bunga" "How many times, my son?... And don't exaggerate." Le Canard thrives on political scandals, both in France and elsewhere.|
|Sarkozy's friend: "My relationship with Merkel is excellent" "Uh... that's not what she says..." "She is wrong!" The joke refers to the often rocky relationship between the French president and the German chancellor.|