Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

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

  2. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, over 1 year ago

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

  3. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago

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

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year 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

  5. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

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

  6. Mike Cronis

    Mike Cronis said, over 1 year ago

    Could be an Ann Rand reference, alternatively.

  7. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    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).

  8. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    @4my10851cs

    Blaming GWB is the ONLY thing the Gimmies have.

  9. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    Go get ’um Rand!!!

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year 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”?

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year 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.

  12. old1953

    old1953 said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    And this has exactly what to do with the Afghan theater? There are no armed drones hovering over the USA.

  13. old1953

    old1953 said, over 1 year ago

    @Wraithkin

    Good Grief. Posse comitatus has been revoked. Didn’t bother anyone as long as a Republican was in the office. It was revoked in 2007, reinstated a year later, then revoked again in 2012, when Repubs thought they’d win. Now they are all EEEEKKKKK because it’s a Dem in the WH.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year 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?

  15. TheFinalSolution

    TheFinalSolution said, over 1 year ago

    @old1953

    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.

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