Thursday, June 5, 2014

President Obama, Which Side Are You On?

The Obama administration gives away FIVE HIGH LEVEL TALIBAN JIHADISTS and we get a soldier who went AWOL that in all probability aided the enemy.  What the friggin hell? Obama has either totally lost his mind, is insane, or he willingly gave aid to the people who are killing our soldiers, to the very people our soldiers are fighting, the enemy.  Yes, Andrew C. McCarthy is correct in saying that we need to be focusing on the fact that President Obama has freed five high value Jihadist members of the Taliban and Haqqani network while the Taliban and Haqqani network are still fighting us trying to maim and kill our men and women serving in the Middle East.  Forget about Obama having violated the NDAA's 30 day notice to congress.  That's peanuts compared to him giving away five members of the enemy who want to kill Americans, our soldiers, while we are still at war with them.  The GOP needs to get some cajones, get a backbone, and do what is right for this country. They need to stand up to our lawless President to support and defend  the Constitution of the United States as their oath of office says. 

Andrew C. McCarthy gives details explaining what is horribly wrong with the Obama trade. 

The vital point here is that the president has returned five senior commanders to the Taliban and Haqqani networkwhile those violent jihadist organizations are still conducting offensive attacks against American troops, who are still in harm’s way and still conducting combat operations pursuant to a congressional authorization of military force.These terrorists were not exchanged in connection with a final peace settlement in which it would be appropriate to exchange detainees—after all, if there is no more war, even unlawful enemy combatant prisoners must be released unless they can be charged with crimes.While the president is obviously abandoning the war effort, it has not been fully abandoned yet. The Taliban and Haqqani have not surrendered or settled; they are still working hard to kill our troops. It is thus mind-bogglingly irresponsible for the commander-in-chief to replenish their upper ranks. The reason the laws of war permit enemy combatants to be detained until the conclusion of hostilities is humane: when enemy forces are depleted, they have a greater incentive to surrender, bringing a swifter, less bloody conclusion to the war. By giving the enemy back its most effective commanders, Obama, by contrast, endangers our forces, potentially extends the war, and otherwise makes it far more likely that the war will end on terms injurious to American interests.As I demonstrate in Faithless Execution, high crimes and misdemeanors are not primarily statutory offenses. They are the political wrongs of high public officials—the president, in particular—in whom great public trust is reposed. When the commander-in-chief replenishes the enemy at a time when (a) the enemy is still attacking our forces and (b) the commander-in-chief has hamstrung our forces with unconscionable combat rules-of-engagement that compromise their ability to defend themselves, that is a profound dereliction of duty.That’s what we ought to be outraged about. The chitter-chatter about a 30-day notice requirement is a sideshow. Yes, the president has once again violated a statute. And as I said in yesterday’s column, he undoubtedly did so in order to get the swap done before public and congressional protest could mount. But in the greater scheme of things, that’s a footnote to the real travesty.
What President Obama did is unbelievable! This president is twenty times worse than Carter. President Obama is dangerous for the United States. 


Jersey McJones said...

There's nothing unusual or wrong with what the President did. We're winding down the wars now. Time to let it go. You cons started the stupid GWOT, and now the grown-ups are cleaning up your stupid mess. I'm sorry you don't like your own mess, but someone has to clean it up, and the whiny babies on Right lack the intellectual acumen to recognize the mess, let alone get it cleaned up. So, good for Obama, that's six points off the board toward ending this stupid con war.


Finntann said...

No Jersey, 15 Saudis, 2 Emirati, an Egyptian, and a Lebanese started the "stupid GWOT" or are you forgetting the 2977 dead on September 11, 2001?

Typical progressive apologist.

Teresa said...

Jersey, I know this may come to a surprise to you but we have a constitution that President Obama took an oath to uphold. President Obama violated that oath and then some. You don't replenish the enemies battlefield with their top of the line militants like Obama has done.

You have obviously forgotten about September 11, 2001 because only someone like that whose memory has been erased somehow would think that the U.S. started the GWOT. Finntann is correct. The jihadists started the GWOT on September 11, 2001 when they hijacked planes and murdered 2977 innocent human beings.

President Obama and progressives are screwing up this war, tying one arm around the soldiers backs with political correctness rules and waving the white flag of defeat giving our enemies a chance to rebuild and wreak havoc on American embassies and elsewhere again.

Jersey McJones said...

I was just across the river and watched the whole thing on 9/11. I remember it well.

Again, it's time to end this stupid nonsense. We can't afford it, the soldiers have been exhausted, the people are sick of it. We can deal with terrorism without resorting to invading other countries, for Christ's sake.


Leticia said...

If president Obama had done his duty when he took an oath to uphold the constitution, we wouldn't be having all these debates about the man.

He breaks his own rules, has dismantled our healthcare system, he does what he chooses, spends tax dollars as if it were Monopoly money, etc.

He has zero respect for our flag, our military and Americans.

Teresa said...

Yes indeed Leticia.