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Steve Benson

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    Great picture! Good job (Steve) Benson.

  2. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    The targets are terrorists, not Americans. They seceded when they joined al Qaida which has declared war on the U.S.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Boy you guys are all wet. The question is, IF the president has the authority to target a US Citizen and have that person executed without the benefit of due process in a foreign country does that extend to citizens on American soil.

    Yes, the man in question was born in the USA and subsequently moved to Yemen and was a terrorist leader of some fame. He was a “traitor”, an “enemy combatant”.

    But are we or are we not a nation of laws?
    (Amendments 5, 6 and sec 1 of 14)

    There is no pretense of “capture, arrest and trial by a jury of your peers” when using a drone to eradicate an enemy.

    So then, as the “white paper” suggests, the designee of the president may make the determination that a “citizen” is a terrorist, is engaged in terrorist activity and is an imminent threat to national security and authorize that “citizens” execution.

    Seems to me to be a tad bit to much power in the hands of the government.

  4. PocketNaomi

    PocketNaomi said, almost 4 years ago

    How would you know what the targeted Americans did or didn’t do? We’re not allowed to know their names or what criteria were used to decide whether or not they were worth killing. Are you really prepared to take the government’s word for it — not just this government, but any government; whoever may happen to end up in power? If so, I’ve got a beautiful bridge you might wish to consider for purchase, just off Manhattan and with terrific views.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 4 years ago

    good toon

  6. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago

    Bingo. Republican says something…“Hey, that’s what we need, even if it violates our principles!” Democrat continues with it…“Hey, what happened to the Constitution?!”

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The TSC can’t even keep a clean “no fly” list. Once you’re hit by a drone, there’s no appeal.

    There were military tribunals for the Gitmo prisoners, but they were held in secret & didn’t follow US or International laws & treaties. There haven’t been many politicians interested in Gitmo, other than to oppose moving prisoners to their districts. I have no idea who you think is more worried about Gitmo than Sandy Hook.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Back in January 2009, Obama signed an Executive Order to close down Gitmo. Then he discovered no State was willing to take the prisoners.

    Let’s hear what you think should be done with the Gitmo prisoners, smart guy.

  9. Keith Russell

    Keith Russell said, almost 4 years ago

    Benson, are you actually realiizing that the president isn’t the man you thought he was?

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 4 years ago

    It was judged Constitutional. Get over it.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    The “no fly” list has nothing to do with the list of drone targets.

  12. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago


    “Democrat continues with it…“Hey, what happened to the Constitution?!””
    I can’t let that pass, Kylie. There were two different votes in the Senate on NDAA 2012 authorizing the military to indefinitely detain without trial American citizens arrested by the military on American soil. One was 86-13 in favor and the other was 93-7 in favor. Those numbers can only be achieved if a whole bunch of Democrats voted along with Republicans.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago


    True, but a circular argument. If people really were interested in the Constitution, then they would not have voted for NDAA, regardless of which party they belong to. Both are culpable, one is more hypocritical.

    And for those talking about not wanting Gitmo prisoners in their backyards, that’s just absurd reasoning. First off, we have Timothy McVeigh, Charles Manson, and lots of other very heinous people in our prisons. Do these politicians believe that the Gitmo prisoners will be more of a flight risk? Silly. Also, if you want to see justice served, put them in a high-security prison, but do not isolate them. Prisoners don’t like terrorists almost as much as they don’t like child molesters. I guarantee the Gitmo prisoners will have less fun in American jails. And we would at least be observing the rule of law that we demand of other countries.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Those who live in foreign lands, and have renounced their American citizenship (naturalized at that) and take up arms, or command those who take up arms against the United States, are NOT “Americans” OR citizens any longer, but traitors, who have born witness against themselves on “Youtube” or other public sources.

    I do NOT like the expanding use of “drones” within our boundaries, for a lot of reasons, including safety of air space, not just the “privacy”, which isn’t actually specifically guaranteed in the Constitution. But no, I don’t like warrantless searches, whether with aircraft, or thermal imaging, or any other modern technology the framers couldn’t have come close to imagining, like a 20mm Vulcan cannon as an example in another “rights” issue.

    When you try to kill me, as an American, or my friends, for that reason alone: YOU are fair game in my book, wherever you are. BUT, we must be selective and appropriate in the methodology.

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    I think Presidents find things out after they take the oath of office that they didn’t know before they went into office. Makes them change their minds about some things.

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