As the debate rages over whether the president needs congressional authorization for war prior to his deployment of the military to degrade or destroy ISIS, the terrorist organization that none of us had heard about until a few months ago, the nation has lost sight of the more fundamental issue of President Obama’s infidelity to the rule of law.On the lawfulness of his proposed war, the president has painted himself into a corner.
Last year, he quite properly recognized that the Authorization for Use of Military Force AUMF, a statute enacted by Congress in 2002 to permit President George W. Bush to use the military to track down, capture, degrade or kill all persons or organizations that planned the attacks of 9/11, cannot apply to organizations that did not exist at the time of 9/11, of which ISIS is one.
Generals skewer Obama for ‘control’ of airstrikes… ~ “Vallely believes Obama should resign. “He has no capability of leading this country at this time,” he said. ‘No clue what to hit’ Vallely, who was deputy commanding general of U.S. Pacific………….”
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin said the prospect recalls the Johnson administration’s micro-managing of the war theater in Vietnam, when decisions made from Washington often resulted in selecting the wrong targets.
Boykin, an under secretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, said that while Obama’s reported decision to make all the bombing calls of ISIS targets in Syria were reminiscent of Vietnam, President Lyndon Johnson “at least had some military experience.”
Lt. Gen. Jerry BoykinRet. Lt. Gen. Jerry BoykinBoykin pointed out Obama has never served in the military.“[Obama] is absolutely not serious about strategy or destroying ISIS,” Boykin said.
“There is no way we can destroy ISIS with the strategy he’s laid out, and it’s more problematic if he selects the targets.”
The Wall Street Journal reported Obama said he would exert “a high degree of personal control” over military strategy against ISIS in Syria in an effort to avoid getting too involved in the country’s three-year-old-plus civil war.In testimony on Capitol Hill, however, Secretary of Defense
“The Reluctant Warrior”
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 11, 2014 |
Rush LimbaughPosted on 9/11/2014, 1:57:00 PM by Kaslin
BEGIN TRANSCRIPTRUSH: Do you remember, ladies and gentlemen, when George W. Bush — some of you new to the program, if you’ve not heard this, it’s amazing.
I’m your guy.” And Bush said, “You know what, you’re right. You don’t need to look. You are my guy.”
So Bush chose Cheney and the media went out, and we had an audio montage put together, had to be 25 different media people all explaining how Bush had chosen Cheney because he needed gravitas. I
135 sharesSHARETWEETEMAILDemocrat Zell Miller was the keynote speaker at the 2004 GOP convention. Jeff Haynes, AFPShare this image:Democrat Zell Miller was the keynote speaker at the 2004 GOP convention. Jeff Haynes, AFPFormer Georgia senator and governor Zell Miller continues to confound partisans, a decade after the Democrat enthusiastically backed George W. Bush’s second term as president.Miller has endorsed Democrat Michelle Nunn for the U.S. Senate, calling the first-time candidate a “bridge builder not a bridge burner” who can help end partisanship in Washington. But Miller is standing by Gov. Nathan Deal, as the Republican seeks a second term.
No, America Is Not Turning Libertarian
New York Magazine ^ | August 7, 2014 | Jonathan ChaitPosted on 8/7/2014, 7:30:50 PM by nickcarraway
Obama preps next border actionThe Hill ^ | August 2, 2014 | Alexander BoltonPosted on 8/2/2014, 3:33:03 PM by jazusamoPresident Obama is expected to take executive action to help illegal immigrants stay in the country while Congress is away on a five-week recess, pro-immigrant advocates said Saturday.
Is the President Incompetent or Lawless?By Andrew P. Napolitano
July 31, 2014Email PrintFacebookTwitterShare
It has been well established under the Constitution and throughout our history that the president’s job as the chief federal law enforcement officer permits him to put his ideological stamp on the nature of the work done by the executive branch.