A Spiteful Little Boy

President Barack Obama looking angry and spitefulI’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. Iburied 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.

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6 Responses to “A Spiteful Little Boy”

  1. zhann Says:

    As spiteful as he is, it is strange that the military refused his order. I was under the impression that Commander in Chief implied he led the military in all its forms (I am not well versed in military ranks, tactics, or the like). Regardless, how can military personnel refuse a direct order from the president? Spiteful or no, I would simply have that person demoted, put someone more loyal in their position, and reissue the command.

    Of course, I understand the point of your article, and the fact that Obama took such an action is a poor sign of character. This could have been handled far more elegantly. However, even when running a company, when someone doesn’t listen to you it is incredibly offensive and often times you don’t have time to deal with the problem the way it needs to be dealt with. I can only imagine how running a country must be.

    Anyway, last point … I personally feel that the USS Cole was an inside job, as were many attacks on American interests.

    … sorry, another point … last one, I promise … Citing the 6th amendment, or any amendment for that matter, when referencing Guantanamo is a bit contradictory, no?

  2. Josh Brandt Says:

    It’s like Obama cares more for terrorists than Americans, you know the people he swore to protect at his inauguration.

  3. jonolan Says:

    zhann,

    If Obama had issued an order as Commander in Chief, that would have been a different thing – maybe not better, but different and within the normal military chain of command.

    That wasn’t what he did though. He dropped the charges and thereby took the case out of the jurisdiction of military courts system. Obama preferred to be spiteful, even at the cost of placing al-Nashiri under the jurisdiction of civilian courts with no ability or purview to try crimes committed on foreign soil.

    As for your opinions on these things being “false flag operations,” you’re certainly entitled to any opinion you wish – but I find them laughable in the extreme.

    As for your comments on referencing the US Constitution while speaking of Gitmo, I find no contradiction or conflict in doing so.

    Josh,

    I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Obama cares more for terrorists than for Americans. I thin it’s more of a matter of him not caring about the damage he does when contradicted combined with his devotion to the Liberals and their hatred of Gitmo, the War on Terror, and the US military in general.

    Remember that his constituency did elect him partially on the premise that he would end all of those things. OK, the didn’t demand that our military being disbanded, but they do want it radically defunded and used only as a defensive force – except when the UN says otherwise.

  4. Prudie Says:

    I think he’s guilty of both an excess of stupidity and an excess of arrogance. But that’s nitpicking and I try not to do too much of that.

    The idea that the US is responsible for terrorism against itself in order to blame someone else isn’t just laughable, it’s sad and contrived.

  5. zhann Says:

    I may be wrong on the USS Cole being an inside job, but the US is notorious in killing its own people to further various goals or ambitions. The earliest recorded event that I am aware of is how America entered World War 1. America sent civilians into German waters to die, knowing well (being warned numerous times) that doing so would be their end. Cuba is a story in and of itself, not only with American’s falling under the gun of American’s, but countless botched CIA operations that are an embarrasment.

    These most recent terrorist attacks, especially 911, are skeptical at best. The evidence that 911 was an inside job is simply staggering. Loose Change is a good documentary to watch for those in doubt, but this merely skims the surface of what went on.

    Please, don’t misunderstand me, America is still the best country in the world to live in, but its foreign policy and acts against its own people are a bit scary to say the least.

    … sorry to have deviated from the subject.

  6. jonolan Says:

    That’s almost funny, zhann. It actually would be funny, if you didn’t believe it.

    This isn’t really the post to go into details on it, but I’ll state that the “evidence” the 9/11 Truthers are using to support their anti-government conspiracy addiction is contrived at best and completely missing or misinterpreted at worst.

    On the other hand, much like the Holocaust, I’m all in favor of reviewing what evidence there is objectively. It is doubtful that we have all the details correct on either event.

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