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Steve Breen

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  1. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, about 2 years ago

    And yet, the Republicans are doing the same thing to democracy…

  2. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 2 years ago

    Tell us how.

  3. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, about 2 years ago

    @Tax Man

    Two words.
    Koch Brothers.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    PLease name a government with a “military democracy”. Granted, the U.S. is largely controlled by the MIC, but oh, wait, what HAS been happening to our rights, under post-Korean Police Action administrations, of BOTH parties, with strong obligations to that Military Industrial Complex, over the needs and rights of individuals?

  5. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    We seemed to be okay with giving that money to Mubarak. But then again, he kept his population’s faces in the dirt to keep tourism and oil moving freely, so we were just fine with him!
    Let’s stop calling it “foreign aid” and at least be truthful about what it is- buy-off cash.

  6. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The Military is enforcing the people’s petition to remove Morsi. The referendum got more signatures than Morsi got votes. We do ‘Recalls’ in the US, too. I hope the MB put up a better candidate next time.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 2 years ago

    In a Democracy, there were two legitimate ways of getting rid of a President: a recall election (if allowed by the Constitution); or an impeachment, trial, conviction, and sentence of deposition (if allowed by the Constitution). Morsi wrote the Egyptian constitution, so both were unconstitutional.

    The Obama administration refused to accept an impeachment in Honduras, saying a President MUST serve his full term, and the US only recognises the impeached and convicted president as the legitimate president of Honduras. So, under US law, the president is president until voted out of office, unless the US decides otherwise. And, in the case of Morsi, the US decided otherwise.

    Actually, Morsi had to go. He was rigging the next election to guarantee his re-election as President for Life. He was also appointing as senior government officials people who’d killed tourists before (he gave them clemency and released them from prison), and they promised to kill any infidels who set foot in Egypt, a country that is desperate for tourist Euros, pounds, and dollars. Morsi didn’t get very far with his plans to change election rules to guarantee his re-election, since he was deposed three years before he should have been up for re-election.

    But, with 20/20 hindsight (and more experience with Democracy than Egypt has ever had), the best solution would have been for the military to hold a recall election, under military and/or with international supervision (better with). Had Morsi won, in spite of making sure it was absolutely just a recall election, NOT a choice between Morsi and Mubarak-redux, he’d have had to be allowed to stay for another three disastrous years. But (as best we can tell) that wasn’t likely.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Hmm, Pharaohs brings up another heavily militarized government in the Middle East where we send a lot of foreign aid, and just like Moses and his followers and descendants, like well Joshua, killing off or driving out the legitimate residents doesn’t bother them.

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