Echoes of the Enemy
United States involvement in the Vietnam Conflict (1964 - 1973) was one of the most controversial events in American history. Many people disagreed with the motives and rationale for the war, and with the institution of the draft, people resented the heavy death toll the war had on young men sent to combat. Additionally, by 1968, the war appeared to have stagnated into a quagmire and victory was not guaranteed this cartoon attempts to connect the anti-war protesters with the Soviet Union - suggesting that protesters "echo the enemy" and are therefore traitors who support the communist cause in the Vietnam conflict. Uncle Sam looks on from the bottom right corner.
Jack Knox Collection, The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library (Reprinted by permission of the family of Jack Knox)