Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Maybe they should have been more careful what they granted “w”??

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, almost 3 years ago

    Rand Paul is a classic con artist. This whole thing was all about fund raising. He changed his tune within a few hours.

  3. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The War Powers Resolution of 1973 requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.
    The War Powers Resolution was disregarded by President Reagan in 1981 by sending military forces to El Salvador and later the Contras in Nicaragua and by President Clinton in 1999, during the bombing campaign in Kosovo.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution

  4. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, almost 3 years ago

    Do drones typically circumvent War Powers Act by getting in & out in way less than 48 hours?

  5. Mike Cronis

    Mike Cronis said, almost 3 years ago

    Could be an Ann Rand reference, alternatively.

  6. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 3 years ago

    @Radish

    Nice deflection of the point of the ‘toon. This isn’t about the War Powers Resolution. Stop trolling. This is about the Fifth Amendment (Y’know, the one that gives the right to due process), and the violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, wherein the US government is not permitted to use military force inside our borders.

    Rand Paul used the only tool he had available to force attention on this gross violation of our Constitutional rights. I picked up at hour 7 and he was still going strong about how our government is trying to abuse this technology, and the answer Obama and Holder gave him about using drone strikes on Americans should have been no, but they said, “I haven’t yet, but we aren’t ruling it out.” That’s a violation of the US Constitution (again).

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    they? THEY? What, did YOU have nothing to say at the time? Did YOU stand on the white house steps with a protest sign? Did you badger your representative every day with letters and calls to keep the President from getting his way? Did your representative stand up for the constitution and speak out?

    Who IS this mysterious “they”?

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Wraithkin

    Good response to Radish my brother. Say what do you think all the troop build up in Africa is about?

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/14/world/africa/africa-obama-troops

    http://rt.com/usa/us-troops-africa-army-597/

    http://www.npr.org/2012/12/25/168008525/u-s-military-builds-up-its-presence-in-africa

    AND I wonder if Obama will be transparent concerning his plan.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    ““W”?? still on that??? IT’S O…so wake up”

    We can argue about blame from now until doomsday. On the other hand, the fact that GWB no longer occupies the White House does not erase anything he did while in office, good or bad. dtroutma’s point is a valid one, which I voiced over and over during the Bush administration: don’t give power to Dubya that you wouldn’t want Hillary Clinton to have. Fell on deaf ears, and now you see the result.

    Therefore an astute observation, trout. But you expected the knee-jerk reaction, didn’t you?

  10. TheFinalSolution

    TheFinalSolution said, almost 3 years ago

    So have all but the 2nd & 3rd amendments of the Bill of Rights, in reality! And at least one of them is in the cross hairs.

  11. elbob83709

    elbob83709 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    One small shot by Rand. A large shot for Randkind. Good one.

  12. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, almost 3 years ago

    Like Rand, I don’t care who is in the WH. Bypassing the 5th Amendment (which is the primary issue) is my concern. The act of assassinating dissidents who are declared enemies of the state is how North Korea operates, not the USA. But if drone strikes are authorized within the US against Citizens, that’s exactly what we will become.

    Everyone likes to shout, “But Bush (insert comparison here).” The problem with that is Bush never killed US citizens, at home or abroad. He never even intimated that he would kill US Citizens with targeted assassinations (because that’s effectively what drone strikes are). Foreign combatants? Fair game. But US Citizens, at home or abroad, are entitled 5th Amendment protection against the US Government. Period. Obama is the first to ignore this principle.

    In other news, looks like Obama is affording 5th Amendment Rights to Foreign Combatants. Why is he giving them more due process than US Citizens?

  13. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Wraithkin

    I mentioned the war powers act instead of going on a rant about how congress is supposed to declare war, not the president.
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  14. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Did you not notice the words on the drone that say WAR POWERS?

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    “For the libs it will always be Bush. Obama can do no wrong.”

    It is dangerous to make sweeping generalities. Bush did many things wrong, and the fact he no longer occupies the White House does not make them go away. Richard Nixon started the EPA. Gerry Ford started the Department of Education. They still exist today, even though both of them are dead and gone.

    And not all libs believe Obama can do no wrong. They just hope he will do less wrong than we know Romney would have done. At least this lib does….

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