Coup Or Not A Coup
If it looks like a coup, and quacks like a coup, there's a good chance it may be a coup. All that optimistic Arab Spring democracy stuff is getting more and more complicated with each passing day.
Sure, Egypt's president Morsi was an inept Islamist politician who was a disaster, but he was, um, democratically elected and is more moderate than many of the other Islamists. I'm all for separating church and state, but the majority doesn't seem to want to do that in Egypt. (Not to mention the fact that the military didn't do themselves any favors shooting hundreds of protestors, no matter who fired the first shot.)
Why should we care about what goes on in Egypt? Well, besides the fact that the Middle East wouldn't be helped by having multiple civil wars taking place, the United States gives loads of dough to Egypt. We've been paying cold hard cash for a little stability in the region for decades, and would like for Egypt to remain somewhat sane and moderate. Let's hope our only choice isn't between an extremist Islamic state or a repressive dictatorship like the ol' days.
It's always difficult taking an extremely complex situation and distilling it into a cartoon. Here's hoping we don't all just tune Egypt out because it's complicated 'n' stuff.
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