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June 10, 2014

Andrew McCarthy: Obama has “Stepped over the Standard for Impeachment” Many Times

Andrew McCarthy: Obama has “Stepped over the Standard for Impeachment” Many Times

( Andrew C. McCarthy III is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. A Republican, he is most notable for leading the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. )

The Taliban Swap and ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanors’

Excellent article by Andrew C. McCarthy

I addressed the swap in a Corner post over the weekend and in a column yesterday.

Obama did what Obama does when the law is against him: He ignored it, claiming not to be bound by it if he concludes the circumstances are “unique and exigent,” as a White House spokesman put it.
The swap, it should be noted, also violates federal laws prohibiting material support to terrorism.

There surely is an impeachable offense in this irresponsible deal, but it involves the commander-in-chief’s dereliction of duty..

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.

Wild Thing's comment..........

Andrew is a good person to have on a show to discuss the things Obama has been doing.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 10, 2014 12:50 AM


Here's what our Caesar in Chief believes:

1. Narcissism - Love of one's own body and mind.
2. Megalomania - A condition or mental state that causes him to think he has great and unlimited POWER and IMPORTANCE.

He has the Goebbels MEDIA MACHINE & Hollyweirdos and Comcast exec Brian Roberts (Forbes / +1 Billion) corporation in his favor!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 10, 2014 08:35 AM

obama is as bad as it can get. However, he is aided by 1, a lying MSM
2. a cowardly GOP House
3. a Harry Reid Dem Senate
4. a weak SCOTUS(led by turncoat Roberts)

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at June 10, 2014 12:19 PM