Then We Guess We’ll Finally Find Out How Seriously They Take Their Oaths

Donald Sensing, in light of Barack the Tyrant’s recent decision to “ask permission” while at the same time declaring that he can do whatever he wants to regardless of the answer, makes a very interesting observation, should Barack the Bastard decide to truly go it alone:

But there is another component of what such a position might mean. Suppose my hypothetical news story comes true and Obama order the attacks even though Congress specifically withholds authority.

I would maintain that our flag-rank military officers are duty bound to disobey those orders.

He’s right. Except that everybody in the armed forces all the way down to assistant garbage bin emptier, third class, has a duty to disobey illegal orders, particularly orders that are given in direct defiance of the Constitution.

Remember “…I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…”?

Sure, some may argue that that line has already been crossed numerous times, Barky’s undeclared, unapproved war against al Qaeda’s enemies in Libya being one of the most recent and glaring examples but, as Donald points out, it’s not de facto a crime if there are no consequences. Such as Congress doing their jobs, which they, under the “leadership” of Boner/McCockless, have shown a remarkable unwillingness to do.

Much like it certainly is illegal to lift the petty cash at the office whether you get caught or not, but if there are no consequences, who gives a damn? Similarly, if Congress refuses to oppose the unlawful, unconstitutional actions of Barky the Mad as they have ever since he was sworn in the first time, then who’s to say? If Congress won’t do their duty, then why should anybody else?

But in this hypothetical case, where Congress clearly denies Barky the authority to support his terrorist friends in al Qaeda and he goes ahead and does so anyways?

In that case, our armed forces will have a choice to make.

They can either obey their Oath, or they can commit treason.

There is no door number three.

Thatisall.

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LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator

The Israel newspaper Haaretz carried an analysis on Sunday by Amos Harel, a military analyst, saying that Mr. Obama’s postponement of a military strike against Syria suggested that he would be less likely to confront Iran on its nuclear program going forward, and that in the Arab world, he would now be “seen as weak, hesitant and vacillating.” “The Obama… Read more »

Azygos
Azygos

and that in the Arab world, he would now be “seen as weak, hesitant and vacillating.”

Sadly those are his good points.

LibraryGryffon
LibraryGryffon

Library Czar @ #: I thought they already thought about him that way.

LC_Salgak
LC_Salgak

LibraryGryffon says:

Library Czar @ #: I thought they already thought about him that way.

That’s assuming they think of him as anything more than the dhimmi kuffir, , ,

LibraryGryffon
LibraryGryffon

LC_Salgak @ #: I’d say the “weak” and “vacillating” and “hesitant” are good descriptions of a good little dhimmi kuffir.

Azygos
Azygos

Or as Ace put it Obama is deep in “Operation Enduring Hesitation”

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

They can either obey their Oath, or they can commit treason.

Large wager on “treason,” please. It comes with a pension and continued power and status. The other one? Not so much.

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches

LC_Salgak @ #:

That’s assuming they think of him as anything more than the dhimmi kuffir, , ,

Don’t rule out them thinking of him as “Our Man In Washington”

Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby

Anybody seen the Facebook and twitter pages with a member of the Armed Forces saying “I didn’t sign up to fight for Al Qaeda!”.

The Game’s Afoot…

rickl
rickl

It’s even worse than what Sensing says. Karl Denninger pointed out the other day that, since al-Qaeda is a declared enemy of the United States, and at least some of the rebels are affiliated with them, attacking the Syrian government is an act of treason, whether Congress authorizes it or not. Sorry, But No (Syria) Second, however, and at least… Read more »