The concept of political war charts, or using visualization to obfuscate meaning and communication in general, is not particularly new. For instance, at least one seemingly incomprehensible information chart has been popularized to reveal the apparent complexity of the U.S. Healthcare reform.
So how do we call information charts that 'look' like they want to obfuscate a particular issue, but actually are, in the contrary, genuinely designed to clarify an extremely complex, yet socially relevant, issue? Dan Edstrom has released such a diagram [zerohedge.com], in an ultimate attempt to reverse engineer the mortgage construction of his own family residence. It took Dan over 1 year to take it this far.