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Obama issues signing statement
objecting to restrictions on
Gitmo transfer

Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/26/2013 7:57:14 PM

President Obama signed the massive defense policy bill into law Thursday but said he is reserving the right to ignore part of the legislation that prevents him from transferring detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, into the U.S. It’s a standard objection Mr. Obama has raised every year as Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act, with the president claiming the power to conduct military affairs and to determine where to try cases, and arguing that preventing detainees from being transferred into the U.S. conflicts with his powers. “For decades, Republican and Democratic administrations have successfully prosecuted hundreds of terrorists in

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/26/2013 8:04:22 PM     (No. 9668885)

Where in the Constitution does it say a President can "ignore" parts of a law? Just asking.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/26/2013 8:09:17 PM     (No. 9668888)

The problem is once Obama brings a suspected foreign terrorist into the USA, if that terrorist does not get convicted in court of being a terrorist, the terrorist could file an application for asylum, and withholding of deportation, claiming that his life would be in danger if he were to be returned to his home country or to where he was apprehended.

A federal judge would then rule on the application and since the person was only suspected of being a terrorist and was not convicted of any crime, the judge could conceivable grant the suspected terrorist asylum in the USA or withholding of deportation. A short time after that the suspected terrorist would be released into American society. That´s why suspected foreign terrorists should not be brought into the USA.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/26/2013 8:09:48 PM     (No. 9668889)

It is hard to see how the House can ignore an obvious case for impeachment of Obama. Nearly every move he makes is against the interests of the people and violates the letter and the spirit of the Constitution. The fact that the House does nothing is prima facie evidence that they are being paid off in some fashion not to impeach.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 12/26/2013 8:16:52 PM     (No. 9668892)

FTA: "“For decades, Republican and Democratic administrations have successfully prosecuted hundreds of terrorists in federal court."

Finally, the Fox in the Hen House has revealed himself. 0bama finally uses the word "terrorist" when it suits his evil purposes, even when he is clearly ignoring the current laws of the land. President Bush made it known when he established GITMO, it was for "illegal enemy combatants" which do NOT fall under the normal laws that govern who may be tried here in Federal Court.

Question: How much more of this power grab will both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court allow before they arrest and try this "illegal immigrant?"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/26/2013 8:18:34 PM     (No. 9668896)

He´s released about 1/2 the prisoners without congressional oversight & now has run into a wall... Even Yemen won´t take them anymore. So now he wants to bring them here.

What´s curious is now that Egypt has declared The Muslim Brotherhood to be a terrorist organization, how will they be able to work with the US, since Obama has inserted Mo Bro´s in every gov´t dept.?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/26/2013 11:07:03 PM     (No. 9669009)

He´s always reserved the right to ignore what he doesn´t like.

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