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So, if true, the president is now accused of giving aid and comfort to the enemy, the one element needed to meet the definition of treason. Unintentional? I don't *think* so.
But, was there ever any doubt he was planning to do this?
Is there any doubt that monies paid for protectionism would be going to Taliban insurgency?
He even passed a LAW to pay them off by putting it in the spending bill!
Money buys everything, huh? Even a one way ticket to impeachment for a treasonous president?
I did not once say I thought he was guilty of treason
He was referring to the Taliban reintegration provision, part of the $680 billion defense appropriation bill that Obama signed Wednesday to pay for military operations in the 2010 fiscal year.
THE US President, Barack Obama, has been forced to delay the announcement of a new US strategy in Afghanistan because of disagreements inside his administration over paying "bribes" to the Taliban.
Sharp divisions have emerged over the ethics and effectiveness of paying militants to lay down their arms.
Originally posted by whatukno
Sorry not buying it. While I feel that it may be improper to pay warlords to protect roads from Al Qaeda & the Taliban it's not treasonous when the money is given to people that aren't necessarily the enemy.
Like I have said before, we aren't at war with everyone in Afghanistan, just Al Qaeda & the Taliban. Now who those warlords give their money to is not our concern. We supported the Mujahadeen when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, and so we are doing it again. That was not treasonous, neither is this.
Sorry, I still fail to see how this is a treasonous action on the part of the President.
Originally posted by GovtFlu
Why are people in Afghanistan different? they dont want to saved by us, saved from us.. is more like it. The inept corrupt govt we installed is seen as a puppet.. if foreign troops installed a new US govt we'd see it the same way.