Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    It’s not strength that’s the problem; it’s smarts. Nobody respects the dazed, lumbering giant knocking over everything out of ignorance.

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Why all this criticism from the right when Obama decides he’s going to follow the procedures outlined in the constitution? Are the unconstitutional practices of Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama (in Libya) so much preferable to the apparent embarrassment caused by Republicans having to take a vote to show where they stand? And note to Lisa: Syria ain’t going anywhere in the next two weeks. We know where to find it.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    I’m actually in support of giving Obama authority.
    I know, it’s scary how bad he could mess it up and it’s also his way of being able to say “Congress voted for This” if things do go bad. Make no mistake, This is his action and he owns it.
    BUT, this is his call to make as President. Whether we like it or not, He is the Commander in Chief.
    After all his talk about the Red Line, the US would look extremely weak if we did nothing. It would give all other governments the green light to basically do whatever they want. Our future words of caution or even threats would become impotent. This would put our future national security at risk.
    I just hope he listens to his generals and does what is the most effective, not what he thinks is politically correct.
    Thoughts and prayers are with our troops.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    If the Syrians in the cartoon are some of the many caught in between the Gov’t and the rebel groups then I don’t understand Ms. Benson’s point.
    However, if Ms. Benson is suggesting Assad has been reduced to rubble she fails to note the many airports still launching aircraft daily. Perhaps she is suggesting that after the 90 days congress is considering giving the POTUS a time out will take place?
    This is another proxy war. Middle Eastern powers like Iran, Hezbollah, Al Qaida, and others are using Syria as their own private military playground while Assad fights to avoid capture, death, or even arrest by the World Court. It is important that Arab nations like Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, etc set the tone for any response by contributing a large portion of the air strength. It’s time for allies to clean out their shelves of rockets, bombs, and missiles that are about to hit stale date and make the kind of statement that the Syrian military cannot ignore, a statement that makes them finally see the wisdom of walking away from Assad.
    But we should still pray for peace… it could happen.

  5. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    Wisdom is not going to be forced on the Syrian people by cruise missiles.
    That is totally daft.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If Assad falls, AL Qaeda gets chemical weapons. Think about it! NO side is OUR side in this conflict.

    This is the dumbest thing Obama has done, just trying to keep up with Bush I guess. At least he IS making Congress assume THEIR role, which is what really ticks off the Republicans, after several years of whining if he tried to act like Bush/Cheney!

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    You intrigue me, Sheik. I read some of your other posts and I welcome the presence of a Muslim mind to present an objective viewpoint based on the teachings of the Quo’ran and the culture in general.
    I have to say though….
    Sheik “Your-boo-tee” sounds less like a Muslim offering and more Western in tone and ‘meaning’. Perhaps you could share what the Muslim word, Yerbouti means?
    Could it possibly have its beginnings with Frank Zappa?
    Just curious.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Thank yo Baslim.
    I owe you an alm.
    your friend in GC,

  9. SusanCraig

    SusanCraig said, over 3 years ago

    What about sending humanitarian aid to the civilians?

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    RT, I think the sheik and neocon man have never been seen at the same time…
    Both are insightful, inciteful, and entertaining, imnsho. ‘Two’ of our best posters.

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    We are in agreement (surprise) in support of giving Obama authority.

    To me, it seems like our best response(s) would be strikes done as precisely as possible and done in escalating fashion.
    For example, first destruction of enough of his air force to get his attention, with or without pilots, maybe with a drone(s).
    Next, more of the same until there is little to no air force left.
    Next, destruction of Assad’s palace(s) and maybe some top aides.
    Before and while this takes place, there must be communication, so that Assad can know what’s required of him (e.g. destruction of the chemical weapons) and so that he can signal if he is ready to comply. If the only communication is through media or something serious misunderstandings can occur.
    Also, there must be 24/7 surveillance of as much of Syria as possible, for evidence of who’s using chemicals, where they are stored, Assad’s location, etc.
    I wouldn’t rule out a Navy Seal mission, either.
    Congress does not seem to see this as an opportunity to damage or obstruct Obama, for which I am grateful. There are some exceptions, of course, but on the whole the different opinions seem genuine.

  12. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    LOL! @ ‘both’ of you.

    And I hate it when coffee comes out my nose. Burns.

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