San Mateo Daily Journal
June 22 2011
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June 22, 2011, 03:12 AM
President Obama rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue. He pointed to his own White House counsel, who’s a longtime political operative. That position, the White House counsel, is known for being very subservient to the president and is a low-level position in the State Department. The legal adviser, Harold Koh, agrees with him. But the authoritative and top legal positions in the administration are all lined up against him, and yet he’s disregarding it and saying that he has the power to wage this war without congressional approval.
When it comes to President Obama’s foreign policy and his terrorism policy, his top and most significant allies for the last two years have been Republicans. There’s much more support, for instance, for the war in Afghanistan among Republicans than there is among Democrats. The same is true for many of his policies continuing Bush-Cheney terrorism and civil liberties assault. They play just as crooked and dirty as they can, but try to keep it from the public and the people.The minute they had the chance, they advertised that Gadhafi was attacking this country and stirred people up!
Ted Rudow III, MA