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Published on November 11th, 2010 | by Ali Gharib


Family Guy Skewers Neocons’ “Invade Iran” Logic

I never thought I’d say it, but the Fox cartoon family sitcom Family Guy has something to add to the conversation about U.S.-Iran policy.

Leave it to a schlub from Rhode Island and his alcoholic talking dog to make sense of the neocon rationale for war with Iran (and by make sense of it, I mean show how utterly ridiculous it is). Enjoy:

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2 Responses to Family Guy Skewers Neocons’ “Invade Iran” Logic

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  1. avatar GabeNTX says:

    Good stuff.

  2. avatar Thomas Newcomer says:

    Love it!
    Which makes more sense?
    Liberal logic: Save the planet: Kill unborn babies.
    Conservative logic: Protect human life: Bomb Iran; starve Palestinians.

About the Author


Ali Gharib is a New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. His work has appeared at Inter Press Service, where he was the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief; the Buffalo Beast; Huffington Post; Mondoweiss; Right Web; and Alternet. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. A proud Iranian-American and fluent Farsi speaker, Ali was born in California and raised in D.C.

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