Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    The more that comes out, the deeper the hole.

    Even many Dems are calling this a huge cover-up.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Benghazi: 4 unfortunate dead Americans.


    Iraq: over 5,000 unfortunate dead Americans, and a few hundred thuosand dead civilian Iaqis.


    No comparison, nope.

  3. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    So, drtoutma, JUST because it’s ONLY 4 dead Americans, Obama should be let off the hook? Tell me, how MANY should be dead before he’s held accountable???

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Is former President Bush on the hook for the deaths because of Iraq? Well, I guess you could say that he was punished by his own party in not even being able to go to the Republican Convention!

  5. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    @PianoGuy24

    So Obama should be trialed for that one case – what about all the cases that happened under Bush, and I´m not talking about the war. But similar cases to Benghazi, and why hasn´t there been an uproar over them?

  6. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @olfart

    The dozen or so American embassy.consulate attacks from 2001-2008 that no one really cared about?

  7. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 1 year ago

    I am really not wanting to be inflammatory, but I really don’t get this issue. It just doesn’t rate any mention at all outside of the USA.
    OK, let’s say that your current President was utterly incompetent in this matter and it has led to four deaths. That truly is bad.
    But how does that compare to the previous President that invaded a country that was not even a threat to the USA lost a few thousand USA lives (and twenty to fifty lives for each one of those in Iraq) and darn near bankrupted your country in the process.
    You may say you need to move on, it’s a different President, but based on this standard, the previous one is accountable for his actions.
    What is a reasonable way to deal with your previous President? Serious question.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Despite the efforts of folks to quantify the ‘value’ of Benghazi under Obama vs. Iraq/Afghanistan under the Bush administration it is the lessons learned that matter, not whose “fault” it is except to make sure those faults are not duplicated. I first heard about the “whistleblowers” during the President’s last news conference and look forward to seeing if he keeps his promise to look into the issue. There is a great deal of misdirection and deceit in the partisan parties and media and too many people who won’t believe the truth even when it is obvious. If there are witnesses, they need to speak and be heard to prevent events like this in the future. Sadly, one groups ‘whistle blower" is another group’s ‘traitor’ and too often, people who come forward to warn about abuse, fraud, even crimes end up being punished themselves despite the whistle blower protection act.
    Both parties bear responsibility for what happened in Benghazi and in Iraq. In the former, Republican congressman Issa’s committee failed to release funds to enhance security in a timely manner and in the latter, the Democrats gave power to Bush/Cheney to go to war without setting more stringent conditions for doing so. Negligence on both parts, criminal negligence? perhaps.
    But isn’t it also criminal negligence for law makers to neglect their legislative duties in their efforts to make their opponents look bad for the next set of elections?
    I hope Mr. Obama will quickly resolve the issues brought forth in this cartoon, and will more quickly resolve the problems preventing veterans from getting their benefits in a timely manner.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “YouTube” “Spontaneous” Lies in the debate, Lies on late night TV. But hey “what does it matter now?” that Obama was elected.

  10. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 1 year ago

    What did Obama do during the Benghazi attacks? He went to bed, then got up the next morning to attend a fund-raiser in Las Vegas…

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    No comparison, nope…
    Then try comparing it to watergate and the Cater administration. Cater for the incompetence in that the 1st ambassador was killed under Obama’s watch and Watergate in the cover up, except the media was in Obama’s back pocket. Add it all up you had a President neglect cover up so as not to jeopardize an election.
    ..
    But you go right ahead and keep comparing it to a war in which R and D went into after the UN failed.

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    So Obama should be trialed for that one case – what about all the cases that happened under Bush..
    Name one case where Bush went to bed while and attack was going on? all so he could get some beauty sleep so he could appear in Vegas and on Late night talk shows and LIE about what happened. Could not miss those fund raisers. Good thing he had the media to cover for him.

  13. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    Obama (along with Eric Holder) should also be tried for the thousands of deaths from the weapons sent illegally to Mexico (Fast and Furious).

    Just what “cases” happend under President Bush?

  14. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, over 1 year ago

    You can compare it this way:

    The 5k troops are a combined casualty list in two countries covering over 12 years of war of an all-volunteer force that their vocation is to kill or be killed. We enlist knowing that we could very well meet our end on foreign soil. Not only that, but nearly all of the civilians were killed by insurgents and other militants. They blew up their people while trying to kill ours. They considered it an “acceptable loss,” because the insurgents were primarily Syrian and Iranian. At the end of the day, however, it was not Bush or anyone in his cabinet that turned a deaf ear to the calls for help from his troops. We were well-funded and well-supplied in our engagements.

    Now look at Benghazi. Yes, 4 Americans killed, one of which was a civilian (aka non-combatant). But those 4 Americans called for help 3 times over the course of 7 hours, when there was help an hour away or less. They were abandoned. That is specifically why this is an issue. And then, to cover their asses, the WH and their spin room tried to turn it around and point fingers at everyone else, instead of accepting responsibility for their actions. This tragedy could have been avoided, and pointing at Bush to excuse these actions is morally bankrupt.

  15. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    “Deaths: Watergate 0……Benghazi 4”

    Watergate; Nixon ordered the break in for personal gain. He’s a criminal. Benghazi; foreign nationals attacked Americans while there was a riot going on nearby. Obama found out about it after is was done. The ambassador chose to go to Benghazi against better advice.

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