The LonelyConservative.com blog reported that former Vice President Dick Cheney ratcheted up the rhetoric against the Obama Administration by saying that they are giving “aid and comfort” to the enemy:
Former VP Dick Cheney isn’t letting up on his criticism of President Obama. He told Politico the president is projecting weakness and more Afghans will turn to the Taliban if they believe the US is going to cut and run from Afghanistan. But his harshest criticism was of the decision to try terrorists in civilian courts.
“One of their top people will be given the opportunity — courtesy of the United States government and the Obama administration — to have a platform from which they can espouse this hateful ideology that they adhere to,” he said. “I think it’s likely to give encouragement — aid and comfort — to the enemy.”
Here is what the Constitution says is the definition for “aid and comfort” to the enemy (Article III, Section 3, in part):
Section. 3. Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. …
Finally 20% of voters, including 35% of Republicans, support impeaching Obama for his actions so far. I’m not clear exactly what ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ they are using to justify that position but there may be a certain segment of voters on both the right and the left these days that simply think the President doing things they don’t agree with is grounds for removal from office. I don’t think Obama has a lot to worry about on that front.
In reality, there may be more to be concerned about than even KSM — such as when the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “inadvertently” leaks highly-sensitive documents (tsa-screening.zip; h/t AtlasShrugs, AmericanThinker, ABCNews):
Please put down any beverage you may be consuming and lock up all sharp objects in the house before reading this.
The Transportation Security Administration “inadvertently” released a document on its website that gives a blueprint for terrorists on how to beat our airport security measures.
This document doesn’t hint around. It spills the beans on exactly what terrorists might do to circumvent TSA airport security to bring bombs on board or other weapons.
Brian Ross and Matt Hosford broke the story for ABC News:
In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted online its airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers.
The most sensitive parts of the 93-page Standard Operating Procedures manual were apparently redacted in a way that computer savvy individuals easily overcame.
The document shows sample CIA, Congressional and law enforcement credentials which experts say would make it easy for terrorists to duplicate.
The improperly redacted areas indicate that only 20 percent of checked bags are to be hand searched for explosives and reveal in detail the limitations of x-ray screening machines.
“This manual provides a road map to those who would do us harm,” said Collins. “The detailed information could help terrorists evade airport security measures.” Collins said she intended to ask the Department of Homeland Security how the breach happened, and “how it will remedy the damage that has already been done.”
The document contains a list of items for which screening is not required including wheelchairs, footwear of disabled individuals, casts and orthopedic shoes.
The redacted portions also indicate which law enforcement personnel are specially screened or exempt from some screening procedures, and indicate what requirements they must meet to be eligible for special screening.
…As you know, the Obama administration has determined that we are not at war. Good thing for whoever is responsible. Do you think that “inadvertent treason” would be an affirmative defense?…
It would be very difficult to overhype this story. This isn’t just a disaster. It has the potential to absolutely destroy domestic air travel – if the MSM bothered to cover it. We’ll see what the spin will be as the day goes on.
We know you don’t like America, Mr. Obama; you’ve done more than enough apologizing for our great nation to demonstrate that. But these actions about which your Administration must ultimately be held accountable must stop.
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