Let the threats begin…
How many times has ‘President’ Obama actually KEPT the law? Hmmm? There’s a good question. And, he’s broken the law, yet again, by swapping five senior Taliban commanders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Oh, but he had a good reason. President Obama said that Bergdahl’s frail condition was one reason for the need to act quickly (i.e. – the reason to bypass Congress, and break the law.)
Will Congress ACTUALLY do something to ‘punish’ him? HA! That’s laughable. They’re really good at the threats though:
Washington Examiner – Sen. Lindsey Graham is so furious over the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders that he is warning of a GOP impeachment push if President Obama tries to release any other prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
The South Carolina Republican, a prominent member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a military lawyer, has long supported the idea of shuttering the island prison and at one point a few years ago even served as Obama’s point man in Congress for the efforts.
Those negotiations have long since stalled, and Graham this week became one of the fiercest critics of the president’s handling of the Bergdahl swap.
“The likelihood of Americans being kidnapped in the future by terrorist organizations to retrieve some of their people held in captivity has gone through the roof,” Graham told reporters Wednesday.
Graham said he has long been open to many of the Obama administration’s ideas to help close Gitmo, including opening a new prison on U.S. soil, but now says he has lost trust in the administration and there should be a “time-out” on all detainees from Guantanamo Bay.
“I don’t mind opening a new jail up – I just don’t want to empty this one,” he told the Washington Examiner on his way to a closed-door administration briefing on the Bergdahl matter. “It seems to me that they don’t have a desire to continue to hold these guys under the law of war. I’m all for moving the jail to another location as long as you don’t let everybody go.”
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