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Obama Does “Victory” Laps, But Refuses to Halt Proceedings Against CIA Interogators

Just like a hypocrite, isn’t it?  It is clear that the intel that ultimately led us to bin Laden’s hideout was gained because of the waterboarding technique used against three captured terrorist suspects a number of years ago (at least three, prior to the beginning of Mr. Obama’s term as president).  Yet, when push comes to shove and even though he said he would not pursue charges against the CIA operatives involved in the waterboarding technique, he now says he will not ask the DOJ to stop their pursuit.

While Mr. Obama has spent the past few days doing victory laps and turning 306s in the parking lot, the CIA operatives who used the waterboarding techniqes against the terrorists have been charged or harassed by the “Justice” Department officials and interestingly enough, many of those individuals were part of the Bush administration.

Back in 2009, Mr. Obama promised that he was not going to go after the CIA operatives who were involved in waterboarding techniques and the Justice Department stated that they would provide legal representation in case anyone else wanted to go after them. [1]

However, numerous CIA employees were subjected to harassment by Eric Holder’s DOJ.  “John Yoo and Jay Bybee were put through hell on charges that they sanctioned “enhanced interrogation” tactics. Eric Holder issued a 261 page report claiming that DOJ attorney John Yoo  committed “intentional professional misconduct,” when he wrote an opinion for Bush about “enhanced interrogation” techniques,” basically charging that Yoo lied when giving advice to G.W. The DOJ recommended disciplinary action against Yoo from the Pennsylvania Bar in 2009. DOJ attorney David Margolis countermanded the recommended referral in January 2010 – saying he did not find “professional misconduct.”

“From November 2001 to March 2003, attorney Jay Bybee served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) in the DOJ. Bybee was asked by the CIA if they could legally, aggressively interrogate high-ranking al-Qaeda members captured outside of the U.S. – attempting to have a definition of the term “torture” in  18 U.S.C.Source.

“Bybee signed that legal memorandum which defined “enhanced interrogation techniques” in ways that are regarded as torture by the Obama Justice Department…Again the DOJ went after Bybee as they have Yoo. Bybee was acquitted and was later confirmed via Bush’s nomination to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Both men are facing war crimes charges in Spain and other European countries. BUT the DOJ is likely still unhappy, but because of these two men, Osama bin Laden is dead.” [2]

Recently, Debra Burlingame approached Mr. Obama at the 9/11 event in which he laid a wreath.  She asked him that since the CIA operatives three years ago had really gotten the information (through waterboarding) that ultimately led to the discovery of bin Laden, would he be willing to offer his opinion to Eric Holder to stop any legal proceedings against those operatives.

Mr. Obama’s response was a curt, “No, I won’t,” and then walked away.  Check out the video to hear it in Burlingame’s own words:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3Onmy2uUNq8

The reality is that Mr. Obama is playing his own political game and he really plays by his own rules.  He doesn’t care about the U.S. Constitution and wants to do only what is in his best interests.

Recently, it has also been reported that Disclosure Act, which did not pass Congress, will be signed into law by Mr. Obama himself, using the “executive order” fiat.  For those unaware of what the Disclosure Act is all about, here is a quote that should shine some light on the subject:

[T]he order would require all companies that sign contracts with the federal government to report on the personal political activities of their officers and directors.

The White House claims the EO would make the federal government more transparent. But a quick look at who Obama chose to exempt from the EO shows this is false: unions that sign collective bargaining contracts with the federal government would be exempt from the “disclosure” requirements. The clear intent of this bill is to suppress speech and punish Obama’s enemies.

According to a Congressional Research Service review of Executive Orders over the last 40 years, no White House has ever issued an EO dealing with campaign finance. Signing the DISCLOSE Act EO would be an unprecedented power grab by Obama. Quote Via: The Washington Examiner. I  (emphasis added) [3]

The simple reality seems to be that Mr. Obama sees himself as a dictator.  If others in government will not make his wishes come true, he’ll find a way to do it without their help.  The idea that a president of the United States believes that Congress is neither a help or hindrance to him is nothing short of demagoguery, yet most seem perfectly fine with this attitude he possesses!

My question is…when will Mr. Obama be impeached because these are clearly impeachable offenses.  The left believes that if they continue to conjure up false accusations of racism, then people will simply drop it, but that is not the way our Constitution works!

We have three branches of government that act as checks and balances yet Mr. Obama appears to not notice the other branches, unless of course they agree with him.  A Federal Judge has ruled against Obamacare, but the White House was quick to say they were moving ahead with it anyway.  Can you imagine if you or I did that with something?  We’d be hauled into jail.

There is a problem with the man in the White House and it has to do with the fact that he is breaking the law and seemingly getting away with it.  We need someone in Congress who would be willing to stand up against Mr. Obama’s dictatorial posture and help him understand that he is not above the law.

Hopefully it will happen sooner than later!

[1] http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30249847/ns/politics-white_house/t/cia-employees-wont-be-tried-waterboarding/

[2] http://lonelyconservative.com/2011/05/republicans-call-on-obama-admin-to-halt-investigation-of-cia-operatives/

[3] http://gillreport.com/2011/05/obama-bypasses-congress-to-sign-disclosure-act-into-law/

May 7, 2011 at 3:37 PM 3 comments


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