Can anyone who voted for Obama honestly say they are surprised to find him pulling literally treasonous stunts like this?
President Obama signaled Congress this week that he is prepared to share U.S. missile defense secrets with Russia.
In the president’s signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said restrictions aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on U.S. Standard Missile-3 velocity burnout parameters might impinge on his constitutional foreign policy authority.
As first disclosed in this space several weeks ago, U.S. officials are planning to provide Moscow with the SM-3 data, despite reservations from security officials who say that doing so could compromise the effectiveness of the system by allowing Russian weapons technicians to counter the missile. The weapons are considered some of the most effective high-speed interceptors in the U.S. missile defense arsenal.
There are also concerns that Russia could share the secret data with China and rogue states such as Iran and North Korea to help their missile programs defeat U.S. missile defenses.
Officials from the State Department and Missile Defense Agency have discussed the idea of providing the SM-3 data to the Russians as part of the so-far fruitless missile-defense talks with Moscow, headed in part of by Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher, who defense officials say is a critic of U.S. missile defenses.
Liberal ideologues have hated the idea of American missile defenses since Reagan introduced “Star Wars.” Under Obama, they have a chance to disable them.
Thankfully we have separation of powers in America, to protect against one branch of government going rogue:
Section 1227 of the defense law prohibits spending any funds that would be used to give Russian officials access to sensitive missile-defense technology, as part of a cooperation agreement without first sending Congress a report identifying the specific secrets, how they would be used and steps to protect the data from compromise.
The president also must certify to Congress that Russia will not share the secrets with other states and that it will not help Russia “to develop countermeasures” to U.S. defenses.
However, the Manchurian Moonbat once again sneers at the concept of Congress limiting his power.
Mr. Obama said in the signing statement that he would treat the legal restrictions as “non-binding.”
“While my administration intends to keep the Congress fully informed of the status of U.S. efforts to cooperate with the Russian Federation on ballistic missile defense, my administration will also interpret and implement section 1244 in a manner that does not interfere with the president’s constitutional authority to conduct foreign affairs and avoids the undue disclosure of sensitive diplomatic communications,” Mr. Obama said, incorrectly identifying the section of the law containing the restrictions.
The same fifth column Mussolini wannabe who contemptuously dismisses the Constitutional requirement that his disturbing appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau receive Senate confirmation has the nerve to proclaim that the Constitution gives him the right to provide our missile defense secrets to rival nuclear powers, laws passed by Congress be damned.
At least his foreign policy is consistent. Obama has already treacherously withdrawn promised antiballistic defenses from our loyal allies Poland and the Czech Republic on behalf of Russia.
If the establishment media were not effectively a branch of the Obama Administration, stories like this would lead off every newscast, and the concept of this punk being reelected in a free and fair election would be laughable. As it is, the election promises to be anything but free and fair.
On tips from Byron and SR.