And, unsurprisingly, he’s whining at Congress
(Reuters) After signing the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014, Obama noted that Congress retained regulations that prevent the transfer of prisoners to American soil, where they could be tried in federal court.
“The executive branch must have the authority to determine when and where to prosecute Guantanamo detainees,” Obama said in a signing statement released during his Hawaiian vacation.
The Authoritarian President seems to forget that Congress makes the laws. And Americans do not want the Islamic jihadis on domestic soil. He also forgets that there is plenty of authorization to prosecute them: at Gitmo.
Prosecuting alleged terrorists in U.S. federal court is “a legitimate, effective, and powerful tool in our efforts to protect the nation,” Obama said.
Perhaps he could explain how giving Islamists American constitutional rights, the ability to yammer on about jihad, Shari’a law, infidels, and how evil America is in court, expose secret material, etc, is a good thing?
Anyhow, here’s a suggestion : let’s build a detainmemt facility/court near Obama’s Chicago home. We’ll try them there and continue to house them there. Think Obama would go for that?