Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, about 12 hours ago

    It’s sorta true the Iranian president said letting his country’s parliament vote and pass the nuclear deal would make it a law the government would be forced to follow. I know he really has no power it resides with the supreme leader still kind of telling if he’s a moderate voice. http://news.yahoo.com/iran-president-opposes-parliament-vote-nuclear-deal-161304565.html

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Republicans (like Lisa), are very afraid of diplomacy of any kind. They have lost the ability to exercise it or even to recognize benefits from it.


    As demonstrated by the invasion of Iraq, they understand bombing. And invasions. NOT that they’re good at it, again as demonstrated by Iraq, but they understand it and they like it. It makes tons of money for their real constituancies, like Haliburton.
    Which is also more important to them than the country doing well.


    So it’s not surprising that they fear this deal, like they would fear any deal. It’s kind of like voodoo for them.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 11 hours ago

    SYKE!

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 10 hours ago

    “If we’re looking for high-mindedness, futuristic aspirations and uplifting hopefulness, we won’t find it in the Republican camp. They run on a promise of what they will shut down, which freedoms they will repeal, who will be kicked out, and how high the fences will be. They appeal to fear, ignorance and distrust. They can point to nothing that they’ve accomplished, except to stop good things from happening.” — Gemli in Tuesday’s NY Times
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    The US of A has been doing so-o-o-o-o well with TWO of our THREE Branches of our government in the hands of RepubliCons – people who KNOW that government’s ‘the problem’. Isn’t it fun to contemplate what the US of A will look like with ALL THREE BRANCHES of government in RepubliCon control?
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    The mind boggles.

  5. mfhorn 4

    mfhorn 4 said, about 8 hours ago

    A smart negotiator wouldn’t give a terrorist state 150 billion to use to commit acts of terror.

  6. mfhorn 4

    mfhorn 4 said, about 8 hours ago

    @wmconelly

    Stopping Obama is a good thing.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    @mfhorn 4

    Only for the sake of Republican partisan propaganda. The Republicans can make sure the treaty is rejected by Congress, but that still won’t stop the treaty. It was negotiated by 5 other countries who have approved the deal. They will comply with it even if the US doesn’t. Republican leaders know this even if their voter base doesn’t seem to. All this fuss is little more than political theater.

  8. mfhorn 4

    mfhorn 4 said, about 7 hours ago

    @Jase99

    Funny though. This treaty’s not popular with the general public at all. And there are more than just ‘eeeeevil Republicans’ who are against it, both in the public & in Congress.

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 7 hours ago

    @mfhorn 4

    The 150 billion is their own money, largely from oil sales, being held mainly in the international banking system. Defeat the deal and that money will be released and the rest of the world will go ahead with oil purchases that will give Iran even more money. What Iran does with their own money cannot be dictated by other nations, but if it is for terrorism, that will be dealt with via different policy. Defeat this deal and you give Iran the go-ahead to continue with bomb development and you weaken the U.S. in the eyes of the rest of the world; pass the deal and you have the mechanism for controlling Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

  10. superposition

    superposition said, about 7 hours ago

    @mfhorn 4

    As usual, it’s all in how you ask the question.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/public-polls-iran-nuclear-deal-support-oppose-120953

  11. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 6 hours ago

    Bow deeper, choom master. Maybe they won’t hate us as much…

  12. mfhorn 4

    mfhorn 4 said, about 6 hours ago

    @Gypsy8

    They’re still going to develop nukes, still going to commit acts of terror & try to destroy the US & Israel. Why help them out? Why trust anything that idiot Lurch negotiated? Why give them 24 DAYS notice before inspections? And why not DEMAND that our hostages be released?

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 6 hours ago

    @mfhorn 4

    You really think more negotiating will result in the Iranians becoming a well behaved nation subservient to the U.S.. Dream on!!

  14. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    I still have not heard any alternative plans from the conservatives other than bombing. The existing sanctions won’t hold if we scuttle the deal and Iran will be free to do what ever they want. It is easy to bitch about something but apparently really difficult to come up with a credible alternative.

  15. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 5 hours ago

    It is hard to believe President Obama has been hoodwinked, again, by the Iranians. We know that it was the co-religionists Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks, and the terrorists all returned to heroes’ welcomes in their home countries. All these countries are inhabited by illiterate nomads who know nothing of cities, and who want to destroy everything that was not around before Alexander the Macedonian tried (without any success) to civilise them. They are intolerant and barbaric.


    Most of Islam, however, is peaceful, like the Saudi Arabian version called Wahabbi. The Saudis are strictly pacifistic vegans who do not believe in violence. The basic saying of Wahabbi Islam is ‘Al mot lilkul kuffar,’ which means ‘Peace and love for everyone.’

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