Obama: “I’m Not Involved With Drone Policies”

Is there anything Obama does take responsibility for as POTUS/CiC?

(Politico) President Barack Obama’s defense to Democratic senators complaining about how little his administration has told Congress about the legal justifications for his drone policy: Dick Cheney was worse.

That’s part of what two senators in the room recounted of Obama’s response when, near the outset of his closed-door session with Senate Democratic conference on Tuesday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) confronted the president over the administration’s refusal for two years to show Congressional intelligence committees Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel memos justifying the use of lethal force against American terror suspects abroad.

I’m amused that (PINO) Obama has compared himself to the former Vice President. A guy who Constitutionally has no power other than breaking a tie vote in the Senate.

In response to Rockefeller’s critique, Obama said he’s not involved in drafting such memos, the senators told POLITICO. He also tried to assure his former colleagues that his administration is more open to oversight than that of President George W. Bush, whom many Democratic senators attacked for secrecy and for expanding executive power in the national security realm.

The buck stops Somewhere Else. This is from a guy who personally picks the Jihadi recipients of drone strikes overseas, yet has no involvement with any drone memos when it comes to using them here in the United States. Yet, his administration blocked, let’s face it, Obama blocked, the release of all those memos which he had no involvement with to the Senate. Hey, remember all those times Cheney blocked the release of material to Congress? You don’t? Can’t find any stories about that? Weird!

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, chairman Patrick Leahy suggested he’d recently raised the issue with the president. The Vermont Democrat also reiterated his threat to subpoena one of the classified legal memos if the White House won’t fork it over. Leahy voted against Brennan’s confirmation in what the Judiciary Committee chairman said was a protest over the administration’s refusal to show the relevant memos to his committee, which oversees the Justice Department.

”Every time I asked the question of various people, the attorney general, the president and others, it’s always somebody else’s department,” Leahy said. “This is something we’re very serious about — one [opinion] especially this committee may end up subpoenaing if we can’t get it.”

Perhaps Leahy should directly ask (PINO) Obama who the actual president is, and where the buck stops, who’s in charge. That would be an amusing answer.

Let’s not forget that Obama also blamed the Secret Service for cancelling White House tours. Hey, it’s not like the POTUS could tell them “no” or something, right?

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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Comment by Acethepug Subscribed to comments via email
2013-03-14 12:08:14

Let’s see … not responsible for:

The 9/11/12 Benghazi attack (and related assault on the First Amendment)

Fast and Furious

The ICE release of illegal aliens blamed ON the sequester, but happening BEFORE said sequester takes place

The cessation of White House tours (again, due to the sequester)

And not not responsible for Drone Policy.

Oh, but he totally IS responsible for killing Bin Laden. Totes. Pinky-swear.

So, if all the above is true, what IS Barack Obama responsible for? He sounds like a criminially negligent moron who doesn’t seem to know what’s going on around him. Isn’t that a tacit admission that he SHOULDN’T be President?

Maybe he, Holder, Napolitano, and Clinton should be forced from office and forced to return their salaries and any benefits they received?

Haha! I kid, of course! Only Republicans are blamable for anything! Right, Libs?

 
Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-03-15 12:01:33

Hello Ace. Long time no read.

Hey, remember all those times Cheney blocked the release of material to Congress? You don’t? Can’t find any stories about that? Weird!

That’s because Teach, Cheney led an administration that was so secretive, that it blocked all information flow out of his White House. And with the media totally in tank for Cheney, the kissed his toes when he said to “leave it alone, kid”.

It wasn’t until this administration came in that the existence of the drones were exposed and eliminated from use.

But, Teach, you can’t really expect the Commander In Chief to be responsible for everything. The country is just too big for one man. he’s got underlings for that sort of thing. Can’t have the president driving the drones, can you? Oh sure, he sits in the back of the room, in his movie-theater lazy-boy, sucking down a doobie, declaring who the medal-of-honor drone drivers kill, but, he has no say or part in any thing that happens in Biden’s administration.

chairman Patrick Leahy suggested he’d recently raised the issue with the president. The Vermont Democrat also reiterated his threat to subpoena one of the classified legal memos if the White House won’t fork it over. Leahy voted against Brennan’s confirmation in what the Judiciary Committee chairman said was a protest over the administration’s

WAit, a senator who was found guilty of leaking classified documents to the press, and is a flaming liberal, was able to stick to his guns more than the Rebel John McCain? And, this PINO administration is so bad that even one of the most liberal senators is hacking at the transparency wall?

Isn’t that odd?

 

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