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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So much for the “Democracy” we forced on them.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t understand.

    1. Obama stood by Mubarak until it was absolutely obvious and irreversible that Mubarak was finished. (Mubarak had been diverting a huge portion of the Egyptian economy into his own pockets and the pockets of his Friends, and the Egyptians rioted until the military agreed to toss them Mubarak as a sop.) Then Obama withdrew his support and said Mubarak should step down. Saudi condemned Obama for not sending in the troops to keep Mubarak in power.

    2. In free and fair elections, the Egyptians elected Morsi, an Islamist. As a member of the Brotherhood, he’s rather extreme, but there are much more extreme Islamic parties. After considering this, Obama said he supported Morsi. Morsi then made one big change: all the money Mubarak had diverted to himself and his Friends, Morsi now diverted to himself and his Friends.

    3. After a year of this, the Egyptians again rioted. Obama continued to support Morsi until the Egyptian generals once again decided to throw Morsi to the rioting crowds as a sop. After a brief consideration, Obama said the US would NOT get involved, but would leave Egypt to the Egyptians.

    I don’t see where Obama sustained any damage from what he’s done in Egypt (which wasn’t much at all).

  3. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Exactly. A voice crying in the wilderness. Were the conservative Obama critics able to ignore for a moment their own knee-jerk tendencies -racist or otherwise – they’d either have to agree or, at the very least, shut up for a change.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Kit, no conservative ever has to shut up. They’ve proved that lying and intellectual dishonesty has no effect on their voters. So they can blame Obama for supporting democracy, then the next day blame him for not supporting democracy. As long as the “blame Obama” part is there, nothing else matters.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago


    Hello ARodney,
    You are right to protect the voices of the conservatives. By doing so, you protect the voices of all others who wish to comment on the path our Republic is taking. There is a quote I cannot find that goes, roughly – We must allow the voices of all Americans, even those who would tear down our Constitution, if only so we will no what they are saying.
    A brooding human, conservative, independent, or liberal, keeping anger and frustration inside their self, has too often been a ticking time bomb that explodes when the pressure is too severe.
    Usually, this frustration is vented with harsh words and insulting rhetoric. Sometimes it results with a weapon being used to punish people who never realized anything was even wrong – family, friends, co workers, class mates, or random neighbors.
    Our voice is how we exchange ideas and find compromise. We must have the courage to, like Mr. Obama in the cartoon, be willing to reach out to our neighbors, even when they do us harm. It is what happens after the harm is done that decides whether the ‘attacker’ is a good person, or just someone going through a very bad time in their life.
    @ Kit Walker – In his book, Space Viking, H. Beam Piper’s character says, “Don’t call the man stupid, ask him what he means.” I would suggest that you don’t tell those with whom you disagree to shut up, just ask them what they mean. Over time, we learn who answers questions… who provides insights and links… and who takes the less civil, less respectful path, of insults and unsubstantiated “facts”.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    I think the Egyptians have a lot more to do with what’s going on in Egypt than Obama does, for good or for bad. No one there is waiting for Obama to tell them what to do. The US has less power in these situations than some people seem to believe.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    I sorry, I know a lot of people on both sides will disagree but I can’t care much about a coup, on even a elected government when that government was not going to continue the Democracy.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    “Better to let them have mob rules democracy.”
    Oh, yes, giving the people of a nation the choice to choose their own leadership is such a bad idea… don’t they know they should just accept whatever strongman we choose to keep them downtrodden to make things easier for us?
    I mean, those religious fanatics ought to realize that God is on OUR side in whatever we do!

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago


    But Obama back Morsi and he is a liberal, is he a liberal hawk.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Another stellar post, RT.
    And I agree with you that no one should be silenced (within the rules of these boards).
    I think many are frustrated with the Republicans/Fox “news” viewers determination to turn every issue into something to blame and/or damage Obama.
    This is all while advancing no ideas or suggestions of their own. In the current topic, Egypt, they are careful not to make any statements about what we should be doing there, or if we should stay completely out. The same is true for Syria.
    This pattern is repeated with health care, education, Medicare, Social Security, et al.
    ‘Government hands off my Medicare!’

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Obama has behaved like any president we have had at least in the 21st century of not the 20th as well. No difference. Stability over everything else the USA is for.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago


    Such is the meme the extremists say here. But what is your proof of no leadership? Facts, not empty rhetoric.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Egypt is after Israel and before Columbia got the next most amount of money from the USA. Why they supported the dictator Mubarak.

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