From US Chronicle
The House Armed Services Committee released a report stating that the Obama administration broke the law when they traded five of the most violent Taliban prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, a sergeant in the US Army. Bergdahl deserted his post and was then captured by the Taliban who held him prisoner for five years. Six of his fellow soldiers were killed during the initial search for him.
While many voiced opposition to the trade itself, the Obama administration broke the law when they did not consult Congress first. Does this surprise anyone?
Rep. Thornberry who is Chairman of the Armed Services Committee stated that Pentagon officials would have been the best to consult on the dangers of releasing five very dangerous prisoners who subsequently went back into battle.
The Obama administration stands by their actions which is typical of past behavior. Obama has signed numerous executive orders when consulting Congress did not give him the desired results. In other words, this is not the first time Obama has broke the law. Being President does not give one the right to do as they please. But for the last seven years Obama’s behavior reflects exactly that. Many in the conservative journalism world have written about Obama’s illegal actions as President but not a peep from the liberal side. To go into Obama’s past would take more space than this article allows. Let’s just say, it explains his present behavior. But it sets a bad precedent as others who serve will think they can do as they please as well.