U.S EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES ... AND NO SANE FOREIGN POLICY EITHER ... READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

WHEN A PRESIDENT GOES ROGUE

 By George F. Will, Washington Post, June 4 2014

What Winston Churchill said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles — that he was a bull who carried his own china shop around with him — is true of Susan Rice, who is, to be polite, accident-prone” .

IT MUST HAVE BEEN THAT DARN INTERNET VIDEO AGAIN

When in September 2012 she was deputed to sell to the public the fable that the Benghazi attack was just an unfortunately vigorous movie review — a response to an Internet video — it could have been that she, rather than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was given this degrading duty because Rice was merely U.N. ambassador, an ornamental position at an inconsequential institution. Today, however, Rice is Barack Obama’s national security adviser, so two conclusions must be drawn:

Perhaps she did not know, in advance of the swap of five terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and the, shall we say, ambiguities” about Bergdahl’s departure [desertion] from his platoon in Afghanistan and the reportedly deadly consequences of his behavior.

OBAMA’S SHIP OF FOOLS

If so, then she has pioneered a degree of incompetence exotic even for this 10-thumbed administration.

If, however, she did know and still allowed Obama to present this as a mellow moment of national satisfaction, she is condign punishment for his choice of such hirelings.

NO REGRETS; NO POSITIVE RESULTS

At a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama said he made “absolutely no apologies” for the way Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was returned from Afghanistan:

The Taliban released Bergdahl in exchange for five of their commanders.

Perhaps this exchange really is, as Obams said in defenidng it, an excellent thing “regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be.”

His confidence in its excellence is striking, considering that he acknowledges that we do not know the facts about what would seem to be important “circumstances”:

IN AN AGE OF NON-STOP POLITICAL DECEIT, DESERTION AS AN ART FORM

Such as the note Bergdahl reportedly left before disappearing, in which he supposedly said he did not approve of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

And especially the strong & numerous expressions of anger by members of Bergdahl’s battalion, concerning his comportment  [eager to abandon his post], as well as its costs [in dead American soldiers].

IN THE CONSTITUTION WE DO NOT TRUST

Obama did not comply with the law requiring presidents to notify Congress 30 days before such exchanges of prisoners at Guantanamo.

“Politico” headlined a story on his noncompliance with the law: Obama May Finally Be Going Rogue on Gitmo.”

It approvingly said that Obama’s “assertive” act “defied Congress” — Congress, not the rule of law — in order “to get that process [of closing the prison at Guantanamo] moving.”

It sent “a clear message” that “Obama is now willing to wield his executive powers to get the job done.”[White House Talking Points 101]

Or, as used to be said in extenuation of strong leaders [like Mussolini], “to make the trains run on time.”

Our own 44th president, may say: “When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.” AND that events dictated a speed that precluded complying with the law.

This explanation should be accorded open-minded, but not empty-minded, consideration.

EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY GONE WILD

It should be considered in light of the fact that as the Veterans Affairs debacle continued, Obama went to Afghanistan to hug some troops, then completed the terrorists-for-Bergdahl transaction.

And also in light of the fact that Obama waged a seven-month military intervention in Libya’s civil war without complying with the law (the War Powers Resolution) that requires presidents to terminate within 60 to 90 days a military action not authorized or subsequently approved by Congress.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the intelligence committee, says the administration told him he would be notified about negotiations for the release of terrorists.

He now says he can NOT BELIEVE A WORD THIS PRESIDENT SAYS.”

Obama says that his agents “consulted with Congress for quite some time” about prisoner exchanges with the Taliban.

LIAR, LIAR, YOUR PANTS ARE ON FIRE

Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, says there have been NO  consultations since 2011  ….

This episode will be examined by congressional committees, if they can pierce the administration’s coming cover-up  , which has  been foreshadowed by the response to congressional attempts to scrutinize the politicization of the Internal Revenue Service.

If the military stalls on turning over files to Congress pertaining to the five years of Bergdahl’s absence, we will at least know that there is NO NATIONAL INSTITUTION left TO BE CORRUPTED.

WHAT DO I THINK OF ALL THESE NEFARIOUS EVENTS?

Kudos to George Will for an “op-ed” that pretty well says everything that can be said about this amazing White House “screw-up”.

Except perhaps that America’s self-anointed EMPEROR has no clothes … and should be IMPEACHED  as soon as possible.

Nuff said!

[Murray Soupcoff is editor and co-author of “Good Buy Canada”, as well as author of “Canada 1984”.

He was a founding member (and senior partner) of Ian Sone & Associates Ltd -- Canada’s first independent social-research company specializing in the evaluations of federal, provincial & municipal government projects in Canada.

He is also the publisher of the FREE “Soupcoff Report” investment newsletter, whose distribution is partly subsidized by paid subscriptions from former research clients.

You can e-mail Murray Soupcoff at:  murraysoupcoff@rogers.com ]

 

 

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