This political cartoon shows a CIA agent firing a toy dart at Fidel Castro’s head. The cartoon refers to the hearings of the United States Senate Church Committee that looked into the charges that the CIA had made failed attempts to assassinate Castro.
The cartoon’s comic nature and title especially, demonstrate what was considered a poorly-planned attempt to kill Fidel Castro, while also accusing the CIA of this failed attempt, which was currently under investigation. This piece is one of many political cartoons that have been a staple of politics across the world, and offer new insight into the public’s feelings about the investigations and of the government and secret service as well.
“Er…it’s Supposed to Suck Your Brains out, and Then I Take Them Back to Washington, and…” The Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020631269/.