I’m fairly sure I’ll be labeled as a racist for this statement, But Pres. Obama has shown himself to be nothing more than a spiteful little boy. A spiteful little boy who chooses to lash out at those who fail to give him whatever he wants.
I guess our new President expected the rest of the country to accept his mandate like his devoted followers have done.
As part of President Obama’s efforts to close the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) and release the various terrorists held therein, he asked the Us Military to delay their trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the Al-Qaeda terrorist leader who is alleged to have orchestrated the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors in Yemen.
The US military refused this request. The judge in the tribunal , Army Col. James Pohl, said it was a difficult but necessary decision to refuse the President’s request. The tribunal must move forward to protect “the public interest in a speedy trial” – as is required under the 6th Amendment of the US Constitution.
President Obama’s response to being balked by US military was to have all the charges against the terrorist, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, dropped. It was arranged for Susan Crawford, the retired judge and political appointee who oversees the commissions, to issue a ruling overriding Col. Pohl and dismissing without prejudice all charges against al-Nashiri.
Spiteful – that’s the only word for it. When he’s defied by the Military courts, he simply lashes out to punish them without care for the damage he causes.
The President – in what must be an excess of either stupidity or arrogance – then tried to invite the families who lost loved ones in the Cole bombing to the White House on Friday, February 6, 2009. Few if any were reported to be pleased with invitation and many refused to meet with President Obama at all, or help him smooth over this atrocity.
My son was blown up along with 16 others. I buried body parts for three years. I’m still suffering and now he’s withdrawing the charges?
There’s nothing he can say to make me feel better. He may be the President but he’s wrong.
— Diane McDaniels
Mother of Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels
“He may be the President but he’s wrong.” Obama may also be the Commander in Chief, but he’s done little or nothing to inspire the US Military’s support or loyalty. He may be the “leader of the free world” but he’s nothing but a spiteful little boy.