Skip to comments.Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood
Posted on 03/21/2012 6:04:50 PM PDT by Nachum
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In fact, Billary is using a "national security waiver" to bypass the Congressional restriction.
If there were no legality to it...it would be completely pointless for the SoS to evoke such a waiver.
Clearly, she doesn't view it as a "feel good" restriction.
evoke —> invoke
You need to study. You are living in make-believe world.
"WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt, waiving congressionally mandated democratic reform conditions. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Clinton waived the conditions based on U.S. national security interests and a goal of maintaining a strategic partnership with Egypt, Voice of America reported Friday. "What we are looking to do here is to continue to work with Egyptian partners on the kind of future that they want for Egypt and that is in our mutual interest," Nuland said. "
The US Congress put absolutely no, none, zero restrictions on the Executive in this matter.
Study. Don't be stupid. You're better than that.
Look what even you posted:
"State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Clinton waived the conditions based on U.S. national security interests"
Definition of CONDITION
1 a: a premise upon which the fulfillment of an agreement depends : stipulation
b: obsolete: covenant
c: a provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent upon an uncertain event; also: the event itself
2 : something essential to the appearance or occurrence of something else : prerequisite: as
a: an environmental requirement
b: the subordinate clause of a conditional sentence
3 a: a restricting or modifying factor : qualification
The "make believe world" where the real world SoS really felt the need to use a real world "waiver" in the name of (according to her) real world "U.S. national security interests" in order to get around the real world requirement.
Argue for the sake of arguing much?
1. State could do so on any basis they choose, or lie about it on Congressional basis with impunity. The POTUS could also pre-empt State...essentially speaking for them.
2. POTUS/State could shoose to NOT say anything at all and just spend the money with impunity. Their letter was a courtesy.