Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    Wow, somebody would have to have ALOT of past drug use to see Iran like that! But who?

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    While their last President was a crazy nut, he was often just responding to the world-wide propaganda spread by U.S.. Interests. Is the Iranian government a bunch of “good guys”? Well, no, but they ARE a theocracy, just like what “evangelicals” want to install here. Can sound, verifiable negotiations and diplomacy save lives, and billions of dollars wasted on “defense”? Yes.

    It IS time to negotiate in good faith. It’s also time to tell AIPAC, and our friend in the Middle East, the only nation to attack the United States Navy, and only one with nukes, to back off, and back out.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago


    Well, is it not even possible that we who invaded actual Middle Eastern countries on the far side of the world, with a military that is some 10 times as large (and expensive) as any other in the world, that already has literally thousands of such nuclear bombs, and even more the systems to deliver and use them, might just be considered as the enemy to a government and country that never has attacked this one?

    Further, might it just gain us a little of the moral high ground to take any kind of a gesture of peace from such a country and attempt to deal in good faith with these people? Or, as some have even suggested here would another war and invasion be worthwhile? With this one even being far larger and more devastating to both countries than the previous wars were!!
    Or, could you even consider such an idea at all??

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, about 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Please explain how one deals with others whose public stance is your death?

  5. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    A bomb is still a bomb—no matter how you try to disguise it.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Ms. Benson’s cartoon is artistically and thematically great. Since WW2, nuclear arsenals have been used as tools of “World Peace”. We could paint 8000 warheads in the USA alone. Israel has enough to turn every population center in the middle east into radioactive waste.
    My late cousin, prior to her death and after her retirement from the CIA in the 1970s, told me that if Hampton Roads, my area, was ever the target of a nuclear explosion, it would not come over the horizon in a missile, but would come in the belly of a freighter or fishing boat.
    Because of the many religious extremists who believe that it is God’s/Allah’s/Yahweh’s will that “THEY” start Armageddon, and in the Name of Deity, the danger is a warhead will find its way into the hands of terrorist who will use it to best advantage…. and in the name of God.
    This is one reason why it is important that our elected officials be people who are praying for wisdom, but not preying for God.
    The founders well understood why Church and State must be separated, but that the elected be men of honor, ethics, and high moral character. Men who appreciated peace.

  7. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 3 years ago


    CHOOOOOM gang, that’s who! Of course, you already knew that. God, I wish the 60’s hadn’t happened the way it did with the hippies and drugs and stuff. Personally, I think it was the Russian communists that introduced that to America.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago


    In the first place Iran has just been on the verge of obtaining “The Bomb” just next year, for every year of the last decade or so, and still does not have it. To say nothing of having a reliable delivery system with which to use it, even in the Middle East, let alone half way around the world against the US.

    Heck, I lived through the entire Cold War with a nation that directly threatened my very life with such weapons, and had the delivery systems to even commit such an act. My only worry was actually surviving such an attack and having to fight my fellow man over the last radioactive carrots in existence. Compared to that, instantaneous vaporization by a direct hit of such a weapon would have been a good death for me and my family. That was just one of the reasons why I worked in the aerospace/defense industry in the heart of one of the best target areas of the USSR to attack, if they ever decided to do that.

    <p.Compared to that, worrying about the likes of Iran is just plain silly! Besides which, don’t you think that even Islamic extremists already have access to such technological wonders as “suitcase nukes”? If so, then why have they not used them long ago instead of relying on such as taking over commercial aircraft with razor blades? It is simply because even fanatics are not so stupid as to not realize that having their base of operations made into a radioactive glassed over parking lot, is not going to do their cause any good whatever!!

    If there is any good at all to come out of the recent American adventures in war in the Middle East, it is to demonstrate that such an attack on even one city in this country is not even going to be followed by any kind of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) such as could have happened between the USSR and the USA during the Cold War. Instead, they cause great death and suffering in one American city, and in turn their nation(s) simply disappear from the face of the Earth. Even such fanatics as exit in the Middle East realize that would not be a very good return on investment at all!!

    Is that a reasonable answer to your query?

  9. algurka

    algurka said, about 3 years ago

    Ah! I was wondering what had become of Peter Max!

  10. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 3 years ago

    Is that our bomb or their bomb? Doesn’t matter does it, Lisa, as long as we change the subject away from negotiation.

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Oh, it is such a cute bomb! Who could deny them having it!

  12. pda726

    pda726 said, about 3 years ago


    By “evangelicals” I assume you are talking about Washington, Madison, Jefferson? Our constitution was based on Biblical principals. I suppose you think the ten commandments are right wing extreme?

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago


    Remind me which country instigated and funded a coup to overthrow a democratically-elected government in the other? The local politics are what they are, but Iran doesn’t trust the US because the US isn’t trustworthy.
    Iran may want that nuke due to it being the only way it can ensure that we won’t bring Iraq-style “regime change” to them.

  14. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    Along the lines of the comment I was going to make.
    Americans do not know, many do not care, the intrigues past administrations have carried out causing hatred and distrust of American goals.

  15. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    “…Or maybe you were joking, in which case I apologize for missing the excellent political satire.”
    Are you trying to be as satirical as michael?

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