Links and Comments June 1, 2014

Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say  It was also against the law to have been done without notifying Congress.  Obama didn’t like the law so he didn’t follow it – “A senior administration official, agreeing to speak on the condition of anonymity to explain the timing of the congressional notification, acknowledged that the law was not followed. When he signed the law last year, Obama issued a signing statement contending that the notification requirement was an unconstitutional infringement on his powers as commander in chief and that he therefore could override it. “

For a good account of the Jihadists who are being released read Richard Fernandez post in Belmont Club.  He also speculates on the why of the trade.  I also saw a comment on another blog which said now he can get them with a drone.  Yep, maybe, he can.

Is U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue an Idiot? Or a Scoundrel?  I vote for scoundrel.

”If one sets out to destroy the core pillars of a society, to incrementally break down the values of a country, and to dishearten its inhabitants, then Barack Hussein Obama has been a sterling success.”

Boehner eyes mid-June immigration vote

The Economics Of Replacing Obamacare: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  we really need a plan.

Is Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a hero or a deserter?  Read this and realize it is from CBS news.  They occasionally do some real reporting. “ A senior Defense Department official said that if Bergdahl is released, it could be determined that he has more than paid for leaving his unit – if that’s what really happened – “and there’s every indicator that he did.”

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