WEST: Obama's Next Executive Action Breaks His Own Law

WEST: Obama's Next Executive Action Breaks His Own Law

WEST: Obama's Next Executive Action Breaks His Own Law

We are now less than one year from the 2016 presidential election and clearly Barack Obama knows he’s in his final year. And regardless of the biggest GOP House and Senate majority post-World War II, he is dead set on fulfilling his campaign promises and sticking to his guns when it comes to his ideology (the only guns he thinks need no control). Seems his next major insidious foreign policy/national security venture will be to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

As reported by the Washington Times, “The White House Wednesday didn’t rule out an executive order by President Obama to close the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Asked if Mr. Obama would consider such an order, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said it’s a possibility.

“At this point I would not take anything off the table,” Mr. Earnest said. “This is a pretty transparent case of the United States Congress putting narrow political interests ahead of national security. That’s been a source of some disappointment for seven years now.” Mr. Obama vetoed the most recent national defense authorization bill last month, in part because lawmakers again included a prohibition against closing Gitmo.”

Obama national security advisor Susan Rice — you remember her, the spontaneous –reaction-to-a-video-Bowe Bergdahl-served-with-honor-and -distinction lady — stated the administration would DIE trying to shut down GITMO — how honorable. What President Obama doesn’t seem to understand is that HE signed into law in a previous National Defense Authorization Act that he cannot unilaterally close down the multimillion-dollar facility without Congressional approva

So in essence, Obama wants to violate a law that Obama signed into law, and he says he’s a constitutional scholar? And speaking of the Constitution, well, it clearly states in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11, that only Congress has the right “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.” In other words, neither Barack Obama –nor any president — has the enumerated power to deal in matters concerning prisoners of war or detainees who are non-state, non-uniformed belligerents.

 

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