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Steve Benson

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 2 years ago

    What to do, one side wants to give them money and the other side wants to bomb them into the stone age.
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    Yes, masterskrain, I have to agree, why are we even bothering with these people?
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    Sane reasons?

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    Ooh! An “Obama is a Muslim” birther! If you have a better idea of what to do in Egypt, I’d love to hear it. And if you’re wondering what we are getting for all the money we give to Egypt, do you like that Israel still exists? Then don’t whine about the price tag. It’s cheap compared to the crap we spend money on elsewhere.

  3. iamthelorax

    iamthelorax said, about 2 years ago

    I don’t know why people see this as a bad move. He was becoming a weird blend of dictator and puppet for terrorists. He’s not the kind of person they wanted to rebuild their country.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Nasser, Mubarak, backed by military, and our “buddies”. Sadat, a man of wisdom who sought peace in the MIddle East, assassinated by disgruntled “military types”.


    From Carthage to Persia, north to Greece, the “birthplace” of human civilization has been a place of turmoil and war, so, what IS “civilization”?


    It is enlightening that today’s “conservatives” and “deeply religious”, are satisfied with, or actually encouraging the destruction of the region, because of either ignorance, or a mythology based on ignorance, and violence. (WHAT is more “violent”, than the destruction of all humanity, and civilization, in a war called “Armageddon”?)


    Yes indeedy, let the MIddle East burn!

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Golly, world politics are complex and not always in black and white.

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ‘Why are we even BOTHERING with these people?’
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    I think there may be some of our national interest there, seeing as how Egypt borders Israel, not to mention the Suez Canal being strategic and all.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 2 years ago

    A couple of times now Israel has been mentioned in context of “why are we…bothering?” question.
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    I assumed it was implicit that Israel was part of the middle east group included in the question
    “Why are we even bothering with these people?”
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    They are included, just as crazy as the rest of area.

  8. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Iran had a democratically elected government.
    It wasn’t playing ball with American oil companies.
    The CIA helped overthrow it.
    So we got the shah, who was a ruthless tyrant.
    People of good will applauded when he was overthrown.
    We got the ayatollah instead.
    People took heart when he died.
    We got Ahmadinejad instead.
    Now, after messing around in a country where we’ve repeatedly stuck our heads up our asses, we have no influence, are getting no oil out of it, have pissed off a huge chunk of the Arab world because of it, and have set ourselves up as the Great Satan for a country with credible nuclear capability.

    And Egypt is even richer, with a much better military.

    Good thing we can always turn for expertise in that area to the GoComics message board.

  9. Tokaii

    Tokaii said, about 2 years ago

    Oil

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