"The Boondocks", like "Doonesbury" before it, is very good at depicting slices of life which point out absurdities, sometimes in a very biting way. Some readers may not have wanted to see such satire in the immediate aftermath of Sept 11, but overall, the attitude driving such commentary is (in my opinion) the essence of what freedom of expression is all about. Far more "American" than the Cirinist impulse to supress any expression that someone might find uncomfortable.
Today's strip is a good piece of meta-commentary on the issue. This is from memory, but Huey mentions that GW Bush wants us to get back to normal. "And what do I normally do?" he asks.
"Criticize Bush," answers his friend.
"So," remarks Huey, "NOT criticizing Bush would be letting the terrorists win." [img]/resources/ubb/smile.gif[/img]
- Larry H