Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

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  1. SuperGriz

    SuperGriz said, over 4 years ago

    You wanna write the checks from on?

  2. myming

    myming said, over 4 years ago

    war really never solves problems.

  3. 4uk4ata

    4uk4ata said, over 4 years ago

    Well, except the ones that died. Or the ones that came under USSR rule.

    Wars may solve problems, but they definitely create them. It is dangerous to forget either.

  4. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    “Dedicated to the proposition that all progressive cowards–including Commanders-in-Chief from Hahvahd–always cut and run.”

    • Stay as long as you want: but you’d better start raising taxes to pay for it. You can’t fight wars against everyone in the world and lower taxes.
    • So how about cutting a check.

  5. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    WW2 waf seventy years ago. America’s good days are behind.

  6. Riley_SHeehan

    Riley_SHeehan said, over 4 years ago

    People will always kill people for land and stupidity so we just need to deal with it.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The right cheek doesn’t acknowledge that this was the “deal” set by Bush with Iraq for an exit date, that nobody thought could be met. That “combat troops” are pulling out while 50,000 “armed individuals with aggressive tendencies for response to active assaults on their persons, places or things” remain as either “advisors”, “teachers” ,or “targets”, does not mean anything was accomplished other than one more destroyed country with an even less stable government than before we entered.

    If the previous government WAS indeed nasty and bad, and mean, why did WE, the UNITED STATES, keep it in power for decades and support it in war, and terror against its own populace to retain control and “stability”. It IS interesting that that “nasty” but secular government WAS more stable, and attached to our corporate model than the current efforts at sectarian rule.

    Maybe if the right cheek wasn’t alway sitting on, and protecting their wallet, they’d notice their brain actually was slightly to their left.

  8. FTN1985

    FTN1985 said, over 4 years ago

    She forgot to draw a boot up the Iraq guy’s ASS! It is TIME for AMERICA to focus on AMERICA.

    WE the taxpayers shelled out $3 TRILLION -and thousands of AMERICAN lives.

    Support the Troops bring them home… send the Republican loudmouths and the Tea Party nuts to Iraq if they are so quick to have American’s die for Oil.

    Which, by-the-way; $41 BILLION of Iraqi Oil Money from the Bush/Cheney Administration is still missing in Iraq?

    So drink a cup of coffee and keep America strong by keeping America focused on America’s needs.

    Peace

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 4 years ago

    CF, you seem to have a serious problem with your benefactor to the south.

  10. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    ^I have a problem with its ego.

    It may be shocking to you guys, but you didn’t win WW2 on your own. There was the British, the French resistance, the Soviet Union lost 20 millions of its citizens in that, they liberated Auswitsch and took Berlin.

    You do diserve credit for the war on the Pacific, though.

  11. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 4 years ago

    Churchill WAS right (unlike the poster of that name) in ‘33. A fellow named Adolf Hitler was elected in a free and fair election on a platform of enslaving Slavs and eliminating Jews from Europe, and Churchill strongly urged Britain to engage in regime change via a bloodless police action.

    Britain, feeling that Germany, a country led by cousins of the British royalty, had been badly mistreated at Versailles, ignored Churchill. And, after all, Slavs SHOULD be enslaved, and Jews SHOULD be exterminated. Or so most of Britain thought in ‘33.

    During the ’20s, Churchill had written that UK weaponry developed in ‘18 but never deployed would have killed more Germans in the first quarter of ‘19 than died in the previous four years of war, had the Germans not surrendered. The UK did not actually have such weapons, but Chamberlain felt certain that the Nazis did, and that they could depopulate all of Britain, should Britain go to war in ‘38. So he played for time, while he set up the radar shield that sharply reduced British losses in the Battle of Britain in ‘40. It wasn’t appeasement, but a delaying tactic, but a delaying tactic Chamberlain could never admit, since it was top secret until the day he died. And for which he has been vilified ever since.

    Had Chamberlain NOT appeased Hitler in ‘38, the British Expeditionary Force would have been completely lost in central Europe (rather than saved at Dunkirk), Britain, with no defences, would have been conquered like France, and the US would have had no base from which to stage D-Day, so the Nazis would hold Europe today.

    So sometimes a police action is right, and sometimes ‘appeasement’ is right, and sometimes war is necessary. It depends. Because sometimes such actions are neither right nor necessary.

  12. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 4 years ago

    It takes two to tango, but only one to declare war.

    I don’t have any problems with pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan at this point in time…but I have always suspected that the reason we are there is as a cautionary warning against Iran. Even if we leave, we’ll inevitably be back. Now might be a good time for a “breather”, eh?

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 4 years ago

    If Iraq was a cautionary action against Iran, I suspect it may not have worked very well. And one of the results has been increased Iranian influence in Iraq. Not a success.

  14. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 4 years ago

    Iran has not wavered in its declarations or actions, no. Iran has been on the path that it’s on regardless of our presence for some time, certainly pre-dating 9/11.

  15. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 4 years ago

    In WW1 the German High Command called the British Troops ( including it’s territorial army’s)” Lions led by donkeys”, unfortunately I think we hold that title now.

    @CF Joe Stalin murdered that many in the twenties and thirties without batting an eye. and we gave them Berlin, it was considered of no strategic or military value.

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