LOL! I'm not ignoring the post, I wasn't really paying attention because, you know, most of what you say is just noise. But just so you don't think you have caught me in some sort of trap, I'll respond to your nonsense...CUDA wrote:...and I see you are still ignoring my post and the responsibility of the president. Why? Doesnt it fit you narrative?
Let's fist look at that the GAO is. It is literally Congress' Office of Accounting. Their job is to investigate how funds are used. That's it. They are not part of the Judicial Branch. They have no power to do anything but audits, and the scope of their work is strictly financial. (I know every time someone does me an injustice I call my accountant instead of my lawyer, haha.)CUDA wrote:Obama is responsible. His call or not. He is in charge. And with a decision of that magnitude he should have known. And if he didn't then he is incompetent as a leader. But any way you cut it he takes the blame because......... He is in charge.
Now if we look at the actual document in question, we will see there is no mention of the President's accountability anywhere. It simply says, according to Section 8111 of the DOD Appropriations Act (2014) the DOD didn't follow procedure in appropriating funds. So I guess they'll just have to pay that back with some budget adjustments next year. If your complaint is that the DOD used tax dollars in a prisoner exchange without going through the proper channels then, yeah, TOTALLY GUILTY on that one (even though the law may be contradictory to existing laws, which happens from time to time). But that's not what you are concerned about, are you? No. You want validation that Obama is evil. Unfortunately, this document will not give you that.
Who is responsible for the prisoner exchange? Well, that still falls under the DOD because "it is impractical for either Congress or the President to participate in every piece of Department of Defense affairs..." Maybe it was Republican Secratary of Defense Chuck Hagel, that "libertarian-leaning conservative?" Couldn't be! He's one of the good guys. It must be that evil President blackmailing Hagel. After all it was President Obama who appointed him "along with the advice and consent of the Senate" so he must be responsible! Well, I guess the Senate is partially responsible too since they advised and consented the appointment of such a weak-willed SoD, but "Down With Obama and the Senate and Hagel!" doesn't really fit well on a protest placard and is a little confusing as a sound byte, so let's just round everything up to Obama. Yeah. That will do.