What Kind of Country?
Preezy keeps asking us “what kind of country do we want to be?”. He keeps telling us we all have to “sacrifice” for the good of the country. So, where was Preezy when our people were dying in Benghazi? As usual shirking his responsibilities for a political op-ed.
“While Americans were under assault in Benghazi, the president found time for a non-urgent, politically useful, hour-long call to Prime Minister Netanyahu. And his senior national security staff had to find time to arrange the call, brief the president for the call, monitor it, and provide an immediate read-out to the media. I suspect Prime Minister Netanyahu, of all people, would have understood the need to postpone or shorten the phone call if he were told that Americans were under attack as the president chatted. But for President Obama, a politically useful telephone call—and the ability to have his aides rush out and tell the media about that phone call—came first.”
Is this the kind of country BO is “transforming” us into? One where an officials transgressions are to be overlooked because of the color of his/her skin or because of political affiliation?
In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.
Is the Preezy not responsible? Where was he while all this was going on?
As Bill Kristol wrote in the month after the attack, “Panetta’s position is untenable: The Defense Department doesn’t get to unilaterally decide whether it’s too risky or not to try to rescue CIA operators, or to violate another country’s air space. In any case, it’s inconceivable Panetta didn’t raise the question of what to do when he met with the national security adviser and the president at 5 p.m. on the evening of September 11 for an hour. And it’s beyond inconceivable he didn’t then stay in touch with the White House after he returned to the Pentagon.”
Adding insult to injury, the FDA, like the EPA, has decided they have the right to impose their own laws on supermarkets and consumers. The cost of food “will necessarily skyrocket” due to overreach by the FDA. Does the Preezy not understand how much this will hurt the poor and the elderly on fixed incomes?
The regulation stems from an ObamaCare mandate on posting food nutrition information. It wasn’t part of the public debate on the law, mainly because the FDA extended the rule to include supermarket food after the law was passed. The FDA thinks it’s a supercongress, able to conjure laws and impose them with little comment from the American public and no regard for the economic impact. What input it does get from the public, it ignores. The FDA is supposed to show how this rule benefits Americans, but it couldn’t, yet is proceeding ahead with it anyway. Because it can.
Do we really want to head down this slippery slope? Drone strikes on Americans? Due process tossed out the window and a Preezy with his own personal “kill list”? Is that really the kind of country we want to be? What would stop this Preezy and his lackey at the DOJ from coming up with the precept it would be “legal” to use drone strikes on American soil against American citizens? Are we to toss the Constitution because BO and his minions don’t happen to like what it insists the government cannot do?
We know that in some instances where the government has released its legal analysis, it gets it wrong,” Lee recalled, citing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals just repudiated the Obama Justice Department’s legal analysis for making ‘recess’ appointments when Congress is in session.
The former appellate lawyer also criticized the White House for failing to identify a constitutional principle that would prevent the U.S. military from carrying out a drone strike on a suspected American terrorist in the United States.
“They ought to be able to articulate that,” Lee told The Examiner. “To whatever extent they make a difference between their operations here and their operations elsewhere, they ought to have some explanation for that, and the mere fact that they don’t have one is itself cause for concern.”
Will due process become a thing of the past under this Preezy? Where are the political hacks and the LSM and the protests in fear of “tyranny” now? Why are they so silent?
There is nothing more serious than the taking of the life of a U.S. citizen by the U.S. government,” Lee said in a phone interview with The Washington Examiner while discussing the Justice Department white paper that explains some of the rationale behind the drone strike counter-terrorism program.
“You would think that consistent with the principles of due process, the government shouldn’t be able to kill one of its own citizens without some kind of showing that they present an imminent threat,” he continued. “But when you dig a little bit deeper into this white paper . . . they have sort of a loose [definition] of ‘imminent’.”
Abuse of power and subsequently the abuse of American citizens is the hallmark of Preezy and his minions. History will not be kind to this Stalinesque government. We may as well have Putin as our Preezy, not much difference between him and the current one.
- Chilling Legal Memo From Obama DOJ Justifies Assassination Of US Citizens (tarpon.wordpress.com)
- Beware: A President who justifies secret drone killings of Americans can justify anything (thetruthseeker.co.uk)
- GOP senators assail Gen. Dempsey and Obama for response to Benghazi attack (nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com)
- Derilection of Duty- Obama Did Nothing Nothing To Save American Lives In Benghazi (grumpyelder.com)
- Benghazi – Not Conspiracy, Just An Old Fashioned Cover Up of Ineptitude With “the kids” Making Decisions… (theconservativetreehouse.com)
- On the day of his death, US ambassador to Libya warned that he was in danger (rt.com)
- Fears grow that Libya is incubator of turmoil (sfgate.com)
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