Well said. There's occasional overtly political content in Fables, but the only two scenes that really stood out that way to me were the aforementioned Israel analogy and an earlier issue (don't recall which) where Snow comes out against abortion, though privately, to her physician. Otherwise yeah, I don't see the series as a conservative manifesto in the way that much of Ditko's work is an objectivist manifesto or V for Vendetta an anarchist manifesto. The latter, as with much of Moore's other work, is far more blatantly political than Fables, the three Sandman Presents Willingham did, and that series with the chimp detective put together. Same with Grant Morrison, Jaime Delano and a number of other leading comic writers I could name.