It's getting both easier and harder to select recipients for my biweekly Ass Clown awards ... on the one hand, there are plenty of candidates to choose from, but on the other hand, their qualifications are so impressive*, that it's hard to single out one recipient at a time.
So I guess this time I'll just have to select two.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, it is with a mixture of awe and regret that I announce the dual winners of
The Right-Cheek Ass Clown for April, 2017
Syrian President Bashar al Assad
Russian President Vladimir Putin
On Tuesday of this past week, 52 adults and at least 20 children were murdered by Syrian government forces in a chemical weapon attack on the city of Khan Sheikhoun. The use of such barbaric weapons against his own people - including children - marks the depravity of Mr Assad's rule, and the steadfast support of Russian President Putin for his actions indicates the morality and humanity of the dictator who has won the approval of Mr Trump.
Mr Putin and Mr Assad blame the Syrian opposition for the incident, while Mr Trump blames - who else? - former President Obama.
For their brutal and soulless war which includes the use of horrible chemical weapons against the Syrian people, Bashar al Assad and his Russian protector and facilitator, Vladimir Putin, are jointly named the Right-Cheek Ass Clown for April, 2017.
One hopes the light's being kept on for them at Hell's Motel 6.
Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow, when Cartoon Saturday returns.
P.S. - By the way, Mr Trump has now attacked Syria. You will recall, of course, that he urged former President Obama not to do so. Blame is easy. Responsibility is hard. I hope this works out, but I have my doubts.
* Sorry about the use of that word in this context, but I couldn't think of a better one.