Political Cartoon: The GOP and Iran

© Copyright 2009 Bob Englehart – All Rights Reserved.
Used with permission.

Editors Note: Goodness knows I’ve complained plenty about Obama’s policies, but I think he’s been spot on with Iran (and even more generally with his approach to foreign policy). Bush’s cowboy foreign policy is part of why the GOP is out in the wilderness now.

The best thing to do with Iran is stay out of it. Time and demographics are on liberty’s side, if we stop giving the fundamentalists there an excuse to crack down.

9 Comments on “Political Cartoon: The GOP and Iran

  1. jmacofearth

    I seriously wanted to write this post today. Thought about tweeting it. Then decided to not be political. The cartoon gets the current media frenzy perfectly. Fun stuff, Brian, thanks.

  2. Brian Combs

    I live for being political. 🙂

    Plus, I am quite critical of Obama at times, so it’s only fair to be supportive when I agree. (Not that my opinion actually makes any difference; Obama hasn’t been returning my calls lately.)

  3. David

    interesting in concept… incredibly simplistic… and THATS how Obama won. Hope and Change. No real concept of what or how…But ohh so shiny. There is no right way to deal with Iran… but it sure is easy to sit and wait a few days before saying ” We abhor violence” and do nothing. We can certainly hope for change…yes.

  4. Misanthropy Today

    Yeah I guess it works great for you.. what liberal [Edit: Keep it polite] never seem to realize is that this situation will need to be dealt with at some point..

    Alright, we’ll keep putting it off until its stronger.

    This does not sound like a strategy to me.

  5. Brian Combs

    Yes, I’m sure we would have loved McCain’s approach to Iran.

  6. John

    Once again the party of “tolerance, diversity and inclusion” rolls out some tired stereotypes.

    Democrats: “We love everyone, unless your not one of us”

  7. DrPhil

    Yeah I guess it works great for you.. what liberal [Edit: Keep it polite] never seem to realize is that this situation will need to be dealt with at some point.

    Alright, we’ll keep putting it off until its stronger.

    This does not sound like a strategy to me.

    And whats your solution then, [Edit: Keep it polite]?

  8. Carole

    I’d rather we avoid another battle that is not ours, thanks. Remember Viet Nam? We didn’t win, but we lost a lot of lives before we pulled out. More recently, remember, um…Iraq? We supposedly won; at least, our commander in chief said we did, but we’re still there, still dying, and “peace” is still not apparent there. Now, if NATO takes a vote on entering Iran, I do believe the US should vote “Aye” and give support, but on our own? No, thank you, I’ve had enough of seeing Americans die for causes that are not ours and that the rest of the free world sees as “not our business.” As for strong talk, that’s just taunting, if we plan to do nothing when (not if) the stern verbal spankings do not work. And for those who think I’m a liberal (****censored****) think again, I’m a card carrying GOP member – although I’m getting more embarassed daily, to say that, given the spouting I’m hearing about “I hope Obama fails” and such. Hoping Obama fails is like hoping America fails.

  9. REP

    Hehehe, the cartoon looks pretty stupid already and it’s just been one year. It will look even more stupid a year from now when the US have invaded Iran. When will the American people wake up and realize that their two party system is a joke? Vote for Obama or vote for McCain – it doesn’t matter. The money behind the parties and the candidates is the same. People in US have no choice. They can vote for whomever they want. Nothing’s ever going to change in US foreign policy.

    Regards from Switzerland

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