Skip to comments.What's a Modern John Adams To Do? (Obama's Al-Qaeda 7)
Posted on 03/15/2010 7:16:52 AM PDT by pissant
Why, hire private investigators to take surveillance photos of CIA agents and hand them off to other latter day Adamses, who then showed them to top members of al Qaeda thereby identifying for the terrorists the agency's interrogators and, potentially, tipping the terrorists off to the locations where the agents' families live. And while the lawyers are at it, why not call the whole enterprise the "John Adams Project."
Actually, I would call the enterprise just for starters a wartime felony violation of the federal law barring disclosure of the identities of U.S. intelligence officers (Title 50, United States Code, Section 421), as well as a wartime felony violation of the espionage act (Title 18, United States Code, Section 793), which prohibits, among other things, obtaining national defense information with reason to know it will be used to the injury of the United States (including taking and using photographs "of anything connected with the national defense").
In the Washington Times, Bill Gertz has more on the indefensible Gitmo Bar and its indispensible DOJ protectors. To summarize, a cabal of the enemy's volunteer lawyers, led by the ACLU and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and calling itself the "John Adams Project," is alleged to have hired investigators who staked out CIA agents believed (no doubt based on classified discovery in the detainee court cases) to have been interrogators.
(Excerpt) Read more at corner.nationalreview.com ...
It can’t be a wartime felony, if we are not technically at war.
This UOFR “quasi war”
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It burns me up to see them using the name of a great patriot and Founding Father like John Adams. Adams was a key figure in the movement for American independence. He and his party were instrumental in building up the Navy which Jefferson later used to punish the Muslim Barbary Pirates.
Lets build a scaffolding.
It is my understanding that President Bush received such Congressional authorization under H.J. Res. 114 that satisfied the provisions of the War Powers Act.
Under the premise that the President does not have the authority to declare war, a lawsuit was promptly filed that stated:
In October 2002, Congress passed the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (the "October Resolution"), Pub L. No. 107-243, 116 Stat. 1498. Plaintiffs argue that the October Resolution is constitutionally inadequate to authorize the military offensive that defendants are now planning against Iraq.That case was promptly dismissed by the court so the constitutionality of the military action was affirmed. In fact, in the document it states "The plaintiffs appropriately disavow the formalistic notion that Congress only authorizes military deployments if it states, 'We declare war.' This has never been the practice and it was not the understanding of the founders." and that "Finally, the text of the October Resolution itself spells out justifications for a war and frames itself as an "authorization" of such a war."
Therefore, I believe that while an official declaration of war was not executed, it could certainly be argued and the court would uphold, that we are indeed at war.
But then I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, so I am not fully qualified to judge ; )
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