Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for April 24, 2011
Aid: Bad news, sir. Cubs lost another. Obama: Dang! Still on the wrong side of history... All right, everyone, we've got a lot of balls up in the air, so let's be clear about where we ant them all to land... Tunisia and especially Egypt are done deals. Mubarak was obviously on the wrong side of history. The demonstrators caused peaceful change - a clean win... unlike in Libya, where protestors took up arms. But the United States - and history - do not look favorably on tyrants who murder their own people... unless they do it in Bahrain and Yemen and kill them in acceptably low numbers. History gives such regimes a pass. As it does in Iraq. Although not in Iran, whose protestors we support, unlike those in Pakistan, who obviously don't understand history. Aid: Excuse me, Mr. President - there's rioting in Paris. Obama: Which side of history are... Aid: Uh... sir? That might be a gimme for Sarkozy.