America lost four lives at Benghazi, ignoring warnings and pleas for help, under President Barack Obama.
Perhaps thousands of veterans have died because of systemic Veterans Affairs Department problems, under Obama.
Conservatives were discriminated against by the Internal Revenue Service, apparently to minimize their effectiveness in the 2012 elections, under Obama.
During a budget crunch, veterans were unnecessarily blocked from visiting the World War II monument honoring their service, under Obama.
The list goes on, including the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal and the use of “czars” to bypass congressional accountability.
And now, in exchange for an alleged deserter and possibly a traitor, Obama has freed five dedicated Taliban leaders who once worked against the United States and, by the president’s own admission, probably will again.
“Members of Congress, we respectfully remind you that you have sworn a solemn oath to uphold the Constitution,” the petition explains. “This president despises the Constitution, and it shows in everything he does. To allow a president to abuse his high office so routinely and egregiously without employing the one remedy the Founding Fathers entrusted to you as the ultimate check on a dangerously imperial president, would be unthinkable.
“We urge you therefore to find the courage of your deepest convictions and boldly come to the rescue of your nation,” the petition concludes, “before it is too late.”
Addressed to Congress, the petition details Obama’s “lawlessness,” his “repeated flagrant violations of law” and his “nonstop scandals.”
Obama has repeatedly displayed his “profound disregard for the American military,” it continues.
“Obama, despite urgent warnings from the Pentagon, despite federal law requiring that he consult Congress, and despite federal law against aiding terrorists, traded five of the most dangerous terrorists in the world, detained at Guantanamo Bay, for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who – according to all the soldiers in his platoon, and later confirmed officially by the Army – deserted his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan,” it continues.
Lt. Gen. William Boykin, former commander of the Army’s elite Delta Force, has pointed out that desertion in a combat zone is punishable by death.
“That should give you some indication as to how serious this is taken,” he said. “When a man walks off and leaves his post in combat, he jeopardizes everybody else.”
The petition continues:
Whereas, at least six soldiers – and as many as 14, according to some expert military sources – died while hunting for Bergdahl in Afghanistan after he went missing;
Whereas, both of Bergdahl’s platoon leaders were eyewitnesses to radio communications saying the deserting soldier was actively seeking out the Taliban, a fact corroborated by Afghan villagers interviewed by the Washington Post who saw Bergdahl shortly after he deserted his base and said he “seemed to be deliberately heading for Taliban strongholds”;
Whereas, Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, in a surreal replay of her televised Sunday talk-show cover-up lies about Benghazi, insisted on a Sunday talk show that Bergdahl – who shortly before deserting emailed his parents, “I am ashamed to be an American, and the title of U.S. soldier is just the life of fools” – had served his country “with honor and distinction”;
Whereas, the White House is now accusing the soldiers who faithfully served with Bergdahl and whose lives were endangered by his desertion, of “Swift Boating” Bergdahl – in other words, of lying about him;
Whereas, the former federal prosecutor who obtained the conviction of the mastermind behind the first Islamic terror bombing of New York’s World Trade Center, Andrew McCarthy, says that by transferring five terrorists to Qatar during wartime, in exchange for Bergdahl’s release, Obama “violates the law against material support to terrorism” – which, says McCarthy, is an “impeachable offense,” an assessment affirmed by former Judge Andrew Napolitano;
Whereas, Gen. Boykin agrees that Obama is guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” for once again ignoring federal law in pursuit of an administration goal;
Whereas, Obama has publicly admitted it’s “absolutely” possible the five terrorists he freed from Guantanamo Bay could rejoin terrorist cells and harm Americans;
Whereas, liberal law professor Jonathan Turley says Obama’s deserter-for- terrorists deal proves that “what’s emerging is an imperial presidency,” causing America’s core governmental system to “shut down,” and adding, “Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be. … He’s been allowed to act unilaterally in a way that we’ve fought for decades”;
Whereas, former U.S. congressman, Col. Allen West says: “Obama’s breaking of the law in this case presents serious national security concerns for all Americans. This is aiding and abetting the enemy, which goes along with the collusion of this administration with Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations and supplying weapons and arms to Islamists” – and concludes, “I submit that Barack Hussein Obama’s unilateral negotiations with terrorists and the ensuing release of their key leadership without consult – mandated by law – with the U.S. Congress represents high crimes and misdemeanors, an impeachable offense”;
Whereas, the White House admits Obama broke the law, later “apologizing” to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D.-Calif., for failing to alert her in advance of the decision to release the top five Taliban commanders;
Whereas, both left and right agree that Americans around the world are now in danger of being abducted by terrorists for ransom or prisoner exchange, with the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, calling Obama’s action a “dangerous precedent that puts all Americans at risk throughout the world”;
Whereas, top constitutional attorneys from across the political spectrum have already agreed – even before the illegal and reckless deserter-for-terrorists swap, that Obama has committed multiple, specific offenses that unquestionably rise to the level of impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors”:
“Therefore, we the undersigned urge the U.S. House of Representatives to act now and file articles of impeachment against Barack Hussein Obama. Not only is he unquestionably guilty of impeachable offenses, like the Benghazi cover-up and gross politicization of the IRS, but he is now seriously endangering the national security of Americans both at home and abroad. In addition to willfully disregarding the law and the Constitution at every turn, Barack Obama has proven he is more willing to negotiate with terrorists than with congressional Republicans,” says the petition.