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Monday, October 01, 2012

That damned Spring

What's Mallard raving about today?

Arab Spring, The Media

Now Mallard is just putting random right-wing bugaboos into sentences without any rhyme or reason.

I'm a little confused, however. Wasn't democracy in the Middle East a neo-con, President Bush, Republican thing?

I guess they assumed democracy would just spring forth fully-formed with no disruption at all?

I mean, after all, our own revolutionary path to democracy (terrorists, the British called us) only took from 1775-1782. So why can't the Middle East just do it in a few months with no bloodshed? How unreasonable.

8 comments:

Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

It's all the media's fault, says the original party of Arab nation building. "You fucked up!" sez the Grand Old Party. "You trusted us!"

Toots McGee said...

"Hey, it's gotta work better than the truth.
My advice to you is to start drinking heavily."

Rootbeer said...

"People are still being murdered by terrorists for political reasons... I guessed we jumped the gun on that one, our bad! A hyuck hyuck!"

That's in pretty poor taste, Stainless Steel Tablet.

D Johnston said...

Conservatives are a touch erratic on this issue. They turned against the Arab Spring as soon as it was clear that Bush wasn't getting the credit, and they were never too pleased with Egypt. A lot of them seem to think that Obama should have propped up Mubarak, though they're vague as to how (send the Marines?).

Neo Tuxedo said...

D Johnston skrev:

Conservatives [...] turned against the Arab Spring as soon as it was clear that the Arabs were going to democratically elect Muslims as their leaders just because they happened to be in a majority-Muslim country.

Fixed that for you.

Kip W [Muffaroo] said...

Yeah, we propped up the Shah, and that's still reaping dividends.

Neo Tuxedo said...

...clearly, I needed to be more explicit. If I'd gone on to say, in my earlier comment, that Brucie was leading off a series of OH NOES TEH ISLAMZ R COMIGN strips, I could legitly claim to have "called it" after reading today's strip. As it is, all I can do is speculate as to which will come first, the week's end or the sudden interruption. (And, of course, in the event of the interruption, whether it's caused by research-related dain bramage or by his vestigial editor telling him "If you get sued over this strip, we will hang your [rear end] out to dry.")

WV: 23 suctutun, the real end of the Maya calendar.

rewinn said...

"When someone makes a move
Of which we don't approve
Who is it that always intervenes
U.N. and O.A.S.
They have their place, I guess
But first send the Marines

We'll send them all we've got
John Wayne and Randolph Scott
Remember those exciting fighting scenes
To the shores of Tripoli
But not to Mississippoli
What do we do, we send the Marines

For might makes right
And 'til they've seen the light
They've got to be protected
All their rights respected
Till somebody we like can be elected..."

--- tom lehrer
"Send The Marines"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93n-EmGknEU