Should President Obama (alongside Lindsay Graham and John McCain) be wearing an orange jumpsuit?
Welcome to the beautiful and surreal reality of life under American corporatism, under a Congress that churns out thousands Ā and thousands of pages of (often contradictory) legislation a year.
If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012), and Obama and Congress are sendingĀ $25 million of aidĀ toĀ al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, arenāt Congress and President Obama violating their own law? Should Obama (or at least the Justice Department) not be using āall necessary and appropriate forceā including āthe power to indefinitely detainā to prevent Obama and Congress from assisting al-Qaeda? Did anyone in Congress or the Obama administration even bother to read the law that they were signing? Do Federal laws no longer apply to lawmakers?