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April 17, 2014

5 Captions on Egypt | Capitol Quip

5 Captions on Egypt | Capitol Quip

Since Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. visited Egypt earlier this month, the situation has clearly gotten more dire and dangerous for the people of that troubled country.

McCain and Graham encouraged the leaders of Egypt’s interim government to release political prisoners associated with ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and to broaden political talks as they look to bridge the gap between the interim government and Morsi’s supporters. That obviously hasn’t happened.

So here are five captions to characterize the political situation in Egypt and U.S. efforts to calm it down:

  • You can lead a camel to water, but you can’t make him vote.
  • Geez, even Morsi got a better ride out of town than this!
  • I see the camel’s nose, but where is the tent?
  • Talk about déjà vu.
  • He wants to stay with his mummy.

Using the comments section below, vote for your favorite caption until 5 p.m. EDT Thursday.

The cartoon with the winning caption will appear on this blog Aug. 18. The contest winner will receive a signed color print of his or her Capitol Quip cartoon from the cartoonist, R.J. Matson.

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  • A. Writer

    He wants to stay with his mummy.

  • The Spirit of the Laws

    Although beneficial accidents are rare, we can prepare for what they unveil by honing our own skills and learning from others’ experience.

  • jlee

    Talk about déjà vu.

  • MarqusW

    Geez, even Morsi got a better ride out of town than this!

    • c p

      cyberscrewup! this was my caption … posted 8.12.13

      • MarqusW

        It might have been your suggestion in the original post…I am voting for it in the finals by reproducing it here…no intent to steal it from you…I hope your suggestion wins!!!

        • c p

          thanks for the vote … didn’t think you were stealing, just that it was a mistake. LOL

  • Gicarmo Alysimcarli

    While the state can temporarily help the poor by handing them the fruits of others’ labor, plunder rapidly undermines peace and prosperity.

  • Sean Kelly

    I see the camel’s nose, but where is the tent?

  • Sara

    You can lead a camel to water, but you can’t make him vote.

  • Shira Toeplitz

    You can lead a camel to water, but you can’t make him vote.

  • Kyle

    Geez, even Morsi got a better ride out of town than this!

  • JM Rieger

    You can lead a camel to water, but you can’t make him vote.

  • Niels Lesniewski

    Talk about déjà vu.

  • ckm

    Geez, even Morsi got a better ride out of town than this!

  • Emilyp

    Geez, even Morsi got a better ride out of town than this

  • Ezell H

    Egypt is more stubborn than we are, well maybe as stubborn as we are?

  • Ezell H

    Camel knows best where not to go, unlike us?

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