|Text on Button||WHY ARE WE IN THE MIDDLE EAST? TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR EXXON! THAT'S JUST MORE BUSH DOO-DOO! GEORGE OF ARABIA M. KUHN 12-90|
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Political cartoons can be used to diffuse a heavy political concept to make more palatable to an audience. American involvement in the Middle East is a controversial topic with many opinions on how America should be conducting foreign policy. Supporters argue that America has a duty to help foster democracy and intervene in areas where human rights are being violated. Other supporters argue America needs to keep close watch over areas filled with their enemies in order to prevent terrorist attacks.
Support for involvement in the Middle East is not universal and many oppose any involvement. Several members of the opposition do not believe that the United States is acting humanely and committing crimes of their own. Others believe that the United States has made little progress in the area and should cut its losses. There are those with isolationist ideals who think the United States should focus on itself and not use resources of the Middle East. Some have even suggested that the reasons to stay in the Middle East are more sinister and that the United States is only there for oil.
Thornton, B. (2017, September 2). Should America choose more intervention abroad or more isolation? Newsweek. https://www.newsweek.com/should-america-choose-more-intervention-abroad…