|World War III? Hmm. O.K., but, remember, nobody gets hurt.|
Robert Weber had this published in The New Yorker in March of 1999... incidentally during the height of the dot com boom. WWIII seemed a long way off back then. Actually it still does. That was, however, around the time of the "Wag the Dog" movie/book.so maybe that's kinda what he was tapping into?
Gahan Wilson had this similarly-themed cartoon in The New Yorker in January of this year. The similarities are interesting.