* Tom Toles' cartoon works both as commentary on this controversy and as a sly wink in the direction of his own editorial cartoon story from last week.
* President Bush says stop the violence, and repeats the line about the freedom of speech and responsiblity.
* The protests related to last Fall's publication in Denmark of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammed seemed less violent yesterday than they were Monday and over the weekend. The heaviest action seems to have been intermitten flare-ups throughout the day in Tehran. While the big words today are "increased security" in various hotspots, it's interesting to note that Danish representatives to the imminent Winter Olympics are expecting no additional safeguards.
* Upon hearing that last item, one imagines Kirk Cameron has assembled a crack screenwriting team to re-write the first 20 minutes of his next television movie, because nothing says "easing of tensions" like applying political pressure on the Israeli government using Holocaust imagery. Then again, there's been very little discussion of what sounds like a Hustler-style cartoon starring Hitler and Anne Frank. It's even not funny like a Hustler cartoon.