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February 8, 2016

A Cartoon for Egyptologists | Capitol Quip


Was it a coup or another populist uprising? Or both?

The recent events in Egypt beg for answers and careful analysis by foreign policy experts — as well as readers of Capitol Quip!

Let us know by leaving your caption in the comments section below.

Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and then everyone can vote for the winner until Thursday evening.

The winner gets a signed print from illustrator R.J. Matson.

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  • S. Crim

    Hope for democracy springs eternal!

  • A. Writer

    Now THAT’S what I call an Arab Spring!

  • A. Writer

    No more see Moursi!

  • A. Writer

    That’s one small step for me, one giant leap for the Brotherhood.

  • A. Writer

    We learned this from your James Bond movies.

  • Shawn Hardin

    Middle-Eastern Democracy is a Riot!

  • Shawn Hardin

    Still, 1 year is a record for a democratically elected
    official in Egypt.

  • Shawn Hardin

    Well, Uncle Sam, everything worked out in the
    end after all.

  • Shawn Hardin

    You know, I think I’m starting to like this “democracy”

  • Shawn Hardin

    Hey, Sam, is democracy always this much fun?

  • Shawn Hardin

    Guess that is why we stayed out of the election process,

  • HongryHawg

    They’ll be fine. They’re already receiving job offers from the administration.

  • Bob

    That’ll teach them flexibility!

  • EdKulzer

    “Pop goes the Owl!” “Um… that’s ‘weasel’.” “Exactly.”

  • EdKulzer

    Here’s that “springboard to democracy” you wanted.

  • akcita

    We will replace the top with a podium for your President’s next “Cairo Speech”

  • GNH

    Yes, the green button reloads!

  • Sara

    Quite a post-election bounce for Morsi!

  • Mitch DeVall

    Don’t worry, we have everything under control. It is just our newest Arab Spring!

  • jlee

    As you can see, Sam, U.S. aid is going to good use… Egypt’s space program.

  • Tony

    The ground shakes, terrible damage…just like the earthquake on your monument!

  • Bill Seedyke

    “T’anks for buying us the spring — by the way, got another $1.3b for some more tanks?”

  • Bill Seedyke

    “You told us to wait a year before springing a surprise!”

  • GNH

    That’s real pyramid scheme, Sammy.

  • Honest Abe

    So much for President Q-bert.

  • A. Writer

    We call it “term limits.”

  • A. Writer

    It’s our way of saying “Tut, tut.”

  • GNH

    Coil de grâce!

  • A. Writer

    That’s going to land in your President’s lap.

  • Alex Barriger

    Thanks for continuing your military aid to Egypt. This new ejection seat is particularly useful!

  • Jack

    The old Generals still have the touch.

  • A. Writer

    It’s an Egyptian art called “high coup.”

  • Larry Prather

    And now the President reaches es-coup velocity!

  • stafford123

    That’s how we take care of the tip of the iceberg. Now we can get to work on the rest of the problem!

  • S. Crim

    Something really Sphinx here!

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