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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing said, 9 months ago

    And, lately, we’ve done so well that we would dare to top the Sphinx (which has been around much longer than the US of A)?

  2. An Unscented Flower

    An Unscented Flower GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I suppose other chances may follow, after the second..?

  3. bubblehead

    bubblehead GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    so where exactly is the constitutional congress in egypt? and interesting the ramirez seems to be glorifying what was essentially a move towards greater federal power after the failure of the articles of confederacy. another problem with the comparison, my understanding in egypt is that the government was taking too much power under the muslim brotherhood, while the failure of the articles of confederacy was that the federal government was lacked enough power to be effective.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    Hopefully more countries in the Middle East will kick out their backward, Islamist extremist governments.

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 9 months ago

    I don’t get it. Washington looks askance? This is a telling right wing cartoon? Ramirez has been pasting spots on Obama for so long, he can’t tell an honest story.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 9 months ago

    A two party system might be what they need. Keep the Islamist from having their own party and taking control by dividing them between the two parties, that such a system would create.

    They can not say they have been cut out of any process, that would be made, because they would still have a say in both parties.

    When you get down to it, there are only three reasons for for a country to go to war. Money, Power and Religion. Of the three Money is the most honest. Power is used to carry out some vision like the Islamist to recreate a Caliphate or social economic ideal like Communism. Religion like Iran, to force people to live in some way or worship to God in a way the aggressor say’s is fit. Money is some track of land either for farming or water port city or natural resources, a country defending from such an attack has every right to do so.

    Egypt was Religious Islamist trying to use Democracy as a cover. I have never understand why people respect a Democratic election, when the winners have every plan to do away with that same Democracy. Hitler was elected and then you notice there was no second election.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The Ottoman Turks shot the face off the sphinx during WW I for “target practice”. British “archeologists” pillaged their history. In Iraq, we did nothing to defend their cultural history, because Rumsfeld was obviously correct that those scenes were just the same truck, driving buy the cameras with the same artifacts, over and over.


    What business is it of an upstart, barely 200 year old nation, to try to dictate governments in every nation in the Middle East (or elsewhere, like South America) with civilizations that are thousands of years older?


    Yep, “W” and his predecessor “righites” showed that it’s so easy to secure democracy at the point of a gun, like well, Viet Nam? (and don’t forget, Nixon and Kissinger ran that war longer than Johnson)

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Problem is our government was founded by free self reliant people. We came from a place that was ruled by a monarchy. They also understood personal responsibility and the right of man to rule himself guided by his own personal religion.
    Now look where they came from. A brutal dictator and religious extremism. That does not breed people who want to be free. “democracy” was a bad word to our founding fathers because they saw this as mob rule. That is what they have over there. Mob rule. We have a representative republic. We use voting and the freedom of speech to rule. They can not. Not yet. Not in the near future. It is just not in them. Sorry but that is the truth based on their past.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @dtroutma

    What business is it of an upstart, barely 200 year old nation, to try to dictate governments in every nation in the Middle East."

    We in the United States have the best in the world. It is only natural that we would want the best for countries that we do business with. Plus we get the worse from them in the form of religious nut jobs who want to bring us down a notch or two. The problem is they do not want a better way of doing things. They could not handle it even if they had it. They need to pass to the 18 century before they could handle the 21st. I heard one of the saying in Egypt is “last year would could not blog but we could eat, now we can blog but we can not eat”
    Kind of sad really.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Aaahhh, if only Bush were still in office…. We would invade and put and end to all this nonsense. We could have a Mission Accomplished in six weeks.

  11. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    Once, many people in the Middle East longed for Democracy, hoped that someday they would have the requisite materiel to overthrow their corrupt, autocratic governments and have American-style Democracy.


    Fortunately, the US imposition of US Democracy on Iraq convinced almost all the citizens of these countries that the last thing they want is US Democracy in their countries, and they now realise that their corrupt, autocratic rulers are, for them, the best of all possible worlds.

  12. swr

    swr said, 9 months ago

    @mrs1wing

    nice missing of the point

  13. swr

    swr said, 9 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    so why were we in Lybia and arming folks in Syria?

  14. swr

    swr said, 9 months ago

    @braindead08

    apt nom de’ plume

  15. swr

    swr said, 9 months ago

    Ok, lets really light this fire up. I submit that what Egypt needs if a Franco or Pinocet. Both sheparded their nations to free elections and representative democracy, Chile being the more successful.
    discuss, RATIONALLY!

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