CAN SOME ONE PLEASE TAKE HIS CELL PHONE AND PEN AWAY …
Lame Duck Barack Obama has transferred out four more terrorists out of GITMO on his way out the door. Nineteen inmates have been transferred since Election Day. This now leaves 41 terrorists at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. So in the end, thankfully, Obama was never able to close GITMO as he promised back in 2008.
The Pentagon announced Thursday that four more inmates were transferred out of the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, marking the final such transfer under President Barack Obama and leaving the facility’s population at 41.
Thursday’s transfer concludes the Obama administration’s final push to empty the facility as much as possible prior to Friday’s inauguration, with 19 inmates being transferred since Election Day. One of the inmates is going to Saudi Arabia and the other three are being taken in by the United Arab Emirates.
There were 242 detainees at Guantanamo when Obama came into office in January 2009 and he had pledged to close the controversial center within one year in an executive order he signed shortly after his own inauguration. But in recent days, administration officials have acknowledged that this goal was out of reach.
“I don’t anticipate that we will succeed in that goal of closing the prison, but it’s not for a lack of trying — that, I assure you,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday.
Charles Krauthammer on the Hypocrisy Over the Bradly/Chelsea Manning Commutation vs. Wikileaks Hacked Emails (VIDEO)
The hypocrisy of Barack Obama and the LEFT that they would consider the Wikileaks embarrassing, hacked emails of Team Hillary damning and the reason why she lost a presidential election, while Manning’s release of documents and information of America’s actions in on going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the identities of individuals who were working for us, many of whom are probably now dead as they were hunted down and killed as nothing and only worth a slap on the wrist.
People’s lives were put at risk, but Obama trumped national security issues vs. an individual with a gender issue.
Barack Obama Looked to Reduce Manning Sentence He Viewed as ‘Nuts’ as Common Sense Americans See Obama and Manning’s Actions as Damage to America
ON HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR, OBAMA PROVES TO ALL THAT HE IS THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF AND OUT OF TOUCH WITH MAINSTREAM AMERICA …
In what can only be described as the perfect metaphor to personify the Barack Obama presidency, Obama and his minions looked upon the 35 year sentence handed down to Bradly/Chelsea Manning as “nuts,” while others that like to refer to as those that live on this place I call Earth, looked upon the crimes that Manning committed as an extreme danger to the United States. Barack Obama and those in his ear would have us believe that Manning has already served enough time as the lame duck president commuted Manning’s sentence by 80% from 35 years to 7. Obama’s own Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter recommended against commutation, but Obama did it anyhow. Why? What would possess a President of the United States of America who took an oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, to do such a thing knowing the damage that Bradly Manning did? Maybe, just maybe we are seeing the real Obama and his agenda in his last days and his legacy of not only failure but intended damage and division to America.
The key question for the president was how much time Manning should serve. He and his advisers looked at other government leak cases, which indicated that 35 years was the longest sentence ever imposed for a leak conviction. By the time the second request came in, Manning had served six years, much of that time subjected to harsh treatment and solitary confinement.
In his decision to commute Manning’s sentence, made public this week, Obama knew he would face criticism, the person close to the president said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. “But he felt strongly it was the right thing to do.”
Most people think Barack Obama is nuts and much worse for commuting a sentence of an individual that committed an act of treason against the United States. Andrew McCarthy at National Review provides the basis of the damage caused not only by Bradly Manning, but Barack Obama as well. Obama’s actions are breathtaking when one considers that in a different time and generation, Manning’s actions would have been cause for the death penalty. But as Instapundit opines, “look at the way Obama treats America’s friends and compare it to the way he treats America’s enemies, and it’s obvious that Obama’s interests and America’s only rarely coincide.”
- First, it is also disgraceful for the New York Times to report without balance that “Prosecutors … presented no evidence that anyone was killed because of [Manning’s] leaks.” As the Times well knows, in cases involving classified information, the government frequently cannot reveal – let alone prosecute – the damage done.
- Second, there is a logical way to deduce the damage caused. I laid it out in a column about Hillary Clinton’s reckless mishandling of our nation’s secrets:
- Third, the degree to which Obama has wielded executive power in favor of America’s enemies and against his own political opponents and scapegoats is breathtaking. The treasonous Manning gets an 80 percent shave off his sentence. Now we learn Oscar Lopez-Rivera, an unrepentant FALN terrorist convicted of waging war against the United States, has also had his sentence commuted.
THERE IS A REASON WHY THEY CALL OBAMA A COMMUNITY AGITATOR AND THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF …
Lame duck president Barack Obama has commuted the 35 year prison sentence of traitor Bradley/Chelsea Manning. Why does nothing this president does surprise me anymore? Manning was found guilty in 2013 and her sentence was originally set to end on May 17, 2045. Now it will end in May of this year, taking 28 years off the conviction. My how the times have changed and the genders, Obama was singing a different tune in 2011, when he said Manning, then known as Bradley, “broke the law” and deserved punishment. Isn’t this quite amazing as the move comes at a time when WikiLeaks is in the cross-hairs of the Obama administration and Democrat lawmakers for its role in spreading hacked Wikileaks emails of Team Hillary Clinton and the DNC. But to a double standard, divisive individual like Obama there are leak you praise and go soft on like the ones that threaten u.s. national security.
What kind of a message does this send to the world and our Allies? Obama, leave … just leave, before you do any more damage to this country.
President Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, according to the White House.
Manning was convicted in 2013 of leaking classified information about U.S. national security activities that were later disclosed by WikiLeaks.
The 35-year sentence Manning received was the longest ever imposed for a leak conviction. Manning has already served seven years of her sentence and will now be released on May 17, 2017.
She was originally set to be released be released in 2045.
The New York Times tries to actually paint a sob story for Chelsea Manning discussing his/her attempts at suicide and the harsh sentence that Manning was given. Really, Manning committed treason against the United States and by all accounts should have been executed. But for a divisive trouble maker like Obama, its just one more act in a failed presidency that will cement is legacy of failure and division. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark) probably said it best, “We ought not treat a traitor like a martyr.”
Barack Obama Repeals Cuban Immigration Policy, No Residency Without Visa … Ends “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” policy
UNREAL … OBAMA TRYING TO SCREW UP AS MUCH STUFF AS POSSIBLE ON HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR …
Lame duck President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident, known as the wet foot,dry foot” policy. UNREAL. Letting illegals come across the Mexican border as well as un-vetted Syrian refugees are perfectly okay to come to the United States, but not Cubans fleeing communist Cuba. Woe, Obama got tough on immigration. Well kinda, in a vindictive way. Let this be a lesson to all as to who Obama really is as he cozies up to the Castro boy
s. Hmm, of course it would have nothing to do that Cubans tend to vote more Republican would it? However, as Obama would have never had the nerve to do this prior to the 2016 presidential election, the spineless one manages to find it in himself to do it on the way out the dorr. How brave Mr. President. Look for this and many more things that Obama sets on fire on his way out the door to be undone by President-elect Donald Trump.
President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident.
The repeal of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy is effective immediately. The decision follows months of negotiations focused in part on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the U.S.
“Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities,” Obama said in a statement. “By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries. The Cuban government has agreed to accept the return of Cuban nationals who have been ordered removed, just as it has been accepting the return of migrants interdicted at sea.”
Obama is using an administrative rule change to end the policy. Donald Trump could undo that rule after becoming president next week. He has criticized Obama’s moves to improve relations with Cuba. But ending a policy that has allowed hundreds of thousands of people to come to the United States without a visa also aligns with Trump’s commitment to tough immigration policies.
President Bill Clinton created “wet foot, dry foot” policy in 1995 as a revision of a more liberal immigration policy that allowed Cubans caught at sea to come to the United States become legal residents in a year.