High-Ranking Republicans Say President Obama Violated Law with Prisoner Exchange


Laws? : Since when do they apply to President Obama? : We’d need a Congress willing to make him care about the penalty before he’d worry about following the law:

Two Republican lawmakers said President Barack Obama violated U.S. laws when he approved the: exchange of an American soldier believed held by Islamist insurgents for five years: for five Afghan detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon of California and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma said Saturday in a statement that Obama is required by law to notify Congress 30 days before any transfer of terrorists from the U.S. detention facility.

But:

In response, the White House says that officials considered what they called “unique and exigent circumstances” and decided to go ahead with the transfer despite the legal requirement.

Congress should simply say:

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See also: : The Yellow Ribbon Project :» Outcry on Hill Over Swap to Free Bergdahl as Case Reveals Lacking POW Strategy

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Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.

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