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What if Obama disobeys the law on another Gitmo release?
Washington Examiner ^ | 5 June 2014 | Byron York

Posted on 06/06/2014 8:31:33 AM PDT by Steely Tom

We've all heard that the law requires the administration to give Congress 30 days notice before releasing prisoners from the U.S. terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — a provision the White House willfully ignored in the recent release of five Taliban commandos in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

(snip) The president will act as he chooses, no matter what Congress wants. The next Guantanamo release could make the Bergdahl battle seem tame.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: bergdahl
If I recall correctly, the failure of the Reagan administration to follow congressional dictates resulted in a two-year-long national scandal and MSM feeding frenzy called "the Iran-Contra affair."
1 posted on 06/06/2014 8:31:33 AM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: Steely Tom
What if Obama disobeys the law on another Gitmo release?

Nothing.

2 posted on 06/06/2014 8:32:41 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Steely Tom

By that time, Lindsey Grahm and McConnell, Boehner, Cantor, et al will have been reelected and the time for “reach around the aisle” will be here. IOW forget it. Damage done, and they’re reelected again.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 8:33:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Steely Tom
Guaranteed he will.

Just to tweak us off and flip us the finger.

4 posted on 06/06/2014 8:33:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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5 posted on 06/06/2014 8:34:13 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Steely Tom
The Republican leadership is weak, never impeach Barack.

They'll just hold out for the 2016 regime change.

6 posted on 06/06/2014 8:34:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: grobdriver

“If you release prisoners without our consent a third time, we’ll REALLY REALLY REALLY file for impeachment.”
- Congress


7 posted on 06/06/2014 8:34:38 AM PDT by Repent and Believe (Promote good. Tolerate the harmless. Let evil be crushed.)
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To: Steely Tom
Well,for starters the former Twelfth Lady will call for impeachment....Holder will resign in protest....Tingles will weep openly for his 300 viewers....
8 posted on 06/06/2014 8:37:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Steely Tom

He will do it again just to demonstrate he is King, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop a King.

Congress is just there for his amusement!


9 posted on 06/06/2014 8:38:29 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Steely Tom

John Boehner would cry and Lindsay Graham would wimper.
More Americans and thousands of of others in the world will die.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Steely Tom

What do you mean , “What If” ? He’s going to do it no matter what . He wants off the hit list for killing Osama bin Laden and will do any and everything to try to make that happen


11 posted on 06/06/2014 8:40:17 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Steely Tom

If a frog had wings...

If the dog hadn’t stopped to poop...

If ifs and buts were candy and nuts...

NOTHING will happen

Obama could burn down an orphanage in Christmas eve and kill all the inhabitants and NBC could film it and blame the republicans..

that is life.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 8:40:36 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: Lazamataz

Obama is going rogue and doesn’t care what people think or who he hurts.....including Democrats.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 8:43:36 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Steely Tom
The Government will never run out of red.
Will always have enough red tape for the little guys.
Will always have more meaningless red lines for the powerful.
They will never get out of the red on the economy.

14 posted on 06/06/2014 8:44:08 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Steely Tom

What if Obama breaks every law ever passed at the same time?

Nothing.

He can do whatever he wants whenever he wants completely free of consequence.

That is all.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 8:44:37 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Steely Tom

Well, if he asks permission first, no harm, no foul.

And another article summed it up, he let the worst, most dangerous terrorists out first so it’s all downhill from here.

One last point, they have this pattern of
1. scandal/breaking hard
2. scandal/escalating
3. scandal/blanket coverage 24/7
4. scandal/America’s sick of watching it
5. scandal/just on Rush and Hannity
6. scandal/gone


16 posted on 06/06/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT by Kenny
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Nothing

They wont do anything to the FIRST black president, he will go down in history as the best president we ever had.


17 posted on 06/06/2014 8:47:19 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Steely Tom


18 posted on 06/06/2014 8:47:20 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: TexasCajun
The Republican leadership is weak, never impeach Barack.

I think BO really, really, wants them to try. There is no other way he can bring his peeps to the polls in 2014 as he did two years ago.

19 posted on 06/06/2014 8:50:37 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
I think BO really, really, wants them to try. There is no other way he can bring his peeps to the polls in 2014 as he did two years ago.

We have a winner.

Loose talk of impeachment is the only hope Obama has this November and going forward.

20 posted on 06/06/2014 9:01:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Steely Tom
You recall correctly.

Important differences are:


21 posted on 06/06/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Steely Tom
What if Obama disobeys the law on another Gitmo release?

It will be no different than any other time he has disobeyed the law. The Republicans will do nothing about it.

22 posted on 06/06/2014 9:06:01 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Steely Tom

23 posted on 06/06/2014 9:19:33 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Steely Tom

Pretty much.

THIS is why we need a SCOTUS decision on this. We have accepted Signing Statements for decades. The first, I believe, to use it was Monroe.

So screaming now is a good thing, but we need to remember history so someone will get this matter before the Courts. The Constitution is silent on the matter. No, that alone is not enough as since Marbury the Court has claimed the right to interpret the Constitution as it sees fit and, Conservative or Lib or in between they all have gone beyond “original intent”. Don’t let anyone fool you. They all do it.

So what do we need here? A ruling.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 9:32:01 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Steely Tom

A real leader in Congress should stand up and publicly tell the military not to do it. Its unconstitutional.

I would like to see a Constitutional crisis.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 9:34:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Steely Tom

> What if Obama disobeys the law on another Gitmo release?
Then he needs to be frog-marched out of the White House between a pair of Federal Marshals.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 9:35:36 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: molson209

timing? I suggest right after the elections, in the dead period that follows, and right around Christmas time, when most of Congress leaves town


27 posted on 06/06/2014 9:40:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: grobdriver

“What if Obama disobeys the law on another Gitmo release?
Nothing.”

Wait Lady Gramnesty drew a red line on this I thought... oh well your right

nothing


28 posted on 06/06/2014 10:03:51 AM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Steely Tom
The media, after some minor confusion and a couple of heretical articles, seems to have gotten its act together with this Yahoo story, "Smarter Than You Think" in praise of the brilliance of Obama's foreign policy. The meme now is "Reagan negotiated with terrorists too".
29 posted on 06/06/2014 10:04:16 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Steely Tom

“What if Obama disobeys the law on another Gitmo release?”

Nothing. Congress has already ceded ALL of their power to Obama by refusing to impeach him the many other times he’s already broken the law. Congress has demonstrated that the only thing important to them is to be re-elected so that they can continue to enjoy the D.C. perks of fancy free meals, free NFL tickets, free foreign travel, hobnobbing with their billionaire masters, and receiving the adulation of the masses who’ve been deluded into thinking Congressmen are special.

Obama is now emboldened to do whatever he wants with impunity, and he’s going to continue to act that way until the end of his term, and Congress will do nothing. I predict that roughly every six months for the rest of his term, Obama will up the ante with more and more and bigger and bigger illegal behavior. And no one will stop him. He’ll be near an absolute dictator by the end of 2016.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 10:23:04 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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