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Obama To Thank/Prosecute CIA Workers

From an irony-proof Washington Post:

Obama to thank CIA workers Friday for helping find Osama bin Laden

By Ed O’Keefe
5/19/2011

President Obama is scheduled to visit CIA headquarters on Friday to thank the rank and file for their help in capturing Osama bin Laden.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that Obama will meet with “a broad range of the intelligence community” to thank them for their ongoing work, especially on helping locate the former al Qaeda leader.

Carney said Obama decided to make the trip shortly after bin Laden’s death.

Several reports published since Navy SEALs killed the terror leader earlier this month indicate that the CIA was deeply involved in determining his whereabouts.

As colleague Greg Miller has reported, a small team of CIA operatives used a safe house near bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, to conduct surveillance on him. The agency also employed new stealth drone aircraft to fly dozens of secret missions over the compound.

This last item about the stealth drones was presumably a top national security secret, that is until the Washington Post leaked it the other day.

Meanwhile, from the archives of Fox News:

Obama Backs Holder in CIA Interrogation Probe

September 21, 2009

President Obama made clear Sunday he has no plans to overrule Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to open an investigation into whether CIA agents under the Bush administration crossed the legal line while interrogating terror suspects.

Obama gave Holder leeway to investigate even after seven former CIA directors wrote Obama a letter urging him to stop the probe.

"I appreciate the former CIA directors wanting to look out for an institution that they helped to build. But I continue to believe that nobody is above the law," Obama said on CBS’ "Face the Nation." "I want to make sure that as president of the United States that I’m not asserting in some way that my decisions overrule the decisions of prosecutors who are there to uphold the law." …

But if these CIA officers are guilty of a crime, isn’t Mr. Obama guilty as well? Hasn’t he benefited from the information they gained through supposedly illegal means?

After all, nobody is above the law.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 20th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Obama To Thank/Prosecute CIA Workers”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    What better reason to impeach this imposter and his Den of Thieves?
    “2012…….the Year of Recovery”

    • Chase says:

      Bridging to another salient point here, but seems to me that Monday morning we should see some suits being brought for impeachment for violation by the Commander-in-Chief of the War Powers Act. Would love to see a few dozen in courts all around the country – or is he exempt from law suits while squatting, leaving Congress alone able to act?

      Wishful thinking then.

  2. Right of the People says:

    Hypocrite is too nice of a word for this Dumbo-eared ass pirate but this is a PG rated site.

  3. merkelerk says:

    What his greatness meant to say is “No mere mortal is above the law”.

    Its gotten to the point where nothing Obama says can so much as raise my eyebrows anymore. He is so over the top arrogant that it can only be a strange dream, one that I hope to wake from soon.


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