Here’s the reality: the DOJ will not investigate, and the Obama administration will never sanction a special prosecutor. In March, Eric HolderÂ deniedÂ Cruz’s request for a special prosecutor on the IRS issue. Which means that, as usual, the executive branch is entirely unanswerable for its crimes…
Ben Shapiro: Obama Administration ‘A Criminal Enterprise Like the Mafia’
On Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Breitbart editor at-large Ben Shapiro laid out the premise of his new book, “The People Vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration.”–BREITBART.COMÂ
Â ‘It’s like the mafia, Obama never has to give a direct order…’
Ben Shapiro, the editor-at-large of Breitbart News, said the Obama administration functions much like the criminal enterprise known as the mafia.–BIZPACREVIEW.COMÂ
President Barack Obama said he would consider doing “anything” to respond gains militant extremists have made in Iraq over the past few days. Obama also specifically said military options are on the table.
“There will be some short-term immediate things that need to be done militarily,” Obama told reporters in the Oval Office Thursday afternoon after a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.Â
Barack Obama said Friday that his national security team will soon provide him with a list of ‘selective actions by our military’ to help push back a terrorist horde marching through Iraq, but insisted that ‘we will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat’ there.
President Barack Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq.
Obama says the forces are going to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He says the forces are equipped for combat and will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer needed.
The Obama administration has decided to drop the number of U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of the year down to 3,000, marking a major downgrade in force strength, multiple sources familiar with the inner workings and decisions on U.S. troop movements in Iraq told Fox News.
Senior commanders are said to be livid at the decision, which has already been signed off by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Panetta, touring sites Tuesday in advance of the Sept. 11 10th commemoration, insisted “no decision has been made” on the number of troops to stay in Iraq.
“That obviously will be the subject of negotiations with the Iraqis and as a result of those negotiations….”
Currently, about 45,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Iraq. The generals on the ground had requested a reduced number of troops remaining in Iraq at the end of the year, but there was major pushback about “the cost and the political optics” of keeping that many in Iraq. The military’s troop-level request was then reduced to 10,000.
Commanders said they could possibly make that work “in extremis,” in other words, meaning they would be pushing it to make that number work security-wise and manpower-wise.
Now, sources confirm that the administration has pushed the Pentagon to cut the number even lower… This shift is seen by various people as a cost-saving measure and a political measure….
The only administration official fighting for at least 10,000 forces to stay in Iraq at the end of the year was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sources said. But she has lost the battle…
On Tuesday, the head of the three-province Kurdish autonomous region in the north of Iraq, warned that if American troops leave sectarian violence might resurface.
And when Iraq was told the figure was just 3000, it figured it was too small to drop its demand that US troops be made subject to Iraqi law.
The Case for Criminal Prosecution Rather Than Impeachment…
(by Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart) — On Thursday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) stated that he was “not, at this point, calling for impeachment.” He continued, “The president has two years left in his term. We hope they pass quickly.” That hope is empty. They will pass slowly. And even should Republicans win back the Senate in 2014, President Obama promises heavy executive action–action that will surely violate the Constitutional delegation of powers. Which is why, says Breitbart senior editor-at-large Ben Shapiro, impeachment isn’t the answer: prosecution is. And in his new book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration, Shapiro lays out the charges. “A criminal administration can do virtually anything, without any sort of real consequences,” Shapiro writes. “Impeachment is rarely used – in the entire history of the United States, there have been just 19 House impeachments, and just eight of those ended with full removal after a Senate trial. No doubt the founders intended impeachment to be utilized far more often than it has been…But in practice, impeachment has been a failure.” Instead, Shapiro proposes, criminal prosecution of the Obama administration under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act should be on the table. That act was created as a response to the mafia–it was designed to undermine mob claims of plausible deniability. It was created to hold command and control structures accountable for activities taking place down the chain. Shapiro writes, “Congress expressly worried in the RICO law itself that organized crime was using its money and power to ‘subvert and corrupt our democratic processes.’ Clearly, those worries were understated. Now the chief threat to the democratic process comes not from the mafia but from within the government itself.” Keep reading…–REDFLAGNEWS.COM Â·