Presidential promises broken 破られた大統領の約束
Presidential promises broken
President Obama insists his swapping an American soldier for terrorists is perfectly legal. Congress last year put language in the defense appropriations bill that limits the administration’s ability to transfer prisoners from Guantanamo. When Mr. Obama swapped five top Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl he defied both Congress and the law.
This conflict was set up with a stroke of a pen last year. “I continue to oppose this provision,” Mr. Obama wrote in a January 2013 signing statement, “which substitutes the Congress‘ blanket political determination for careful and fact-based determinations, made by counterterrorism and law enforcement professionals, of when and where to prosecute Guantanamo detainees.”