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Bryan Preston

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February 26, 2013 - 9:34 am

Shortly before U.S. troops stormed Iraq to oust its dictator, Saddam Hussein released thousands of prisoners from Iraqi jails. Some were petty criminals, some were hardcore, some were terrorists. Hussein unleashed them to build his own popularity and to sow chaos.

Today, Barack H. Obama’s Department of Homeland Security is doing this:

The sequester is officially still three days away, but the Obama administration already is making the first cuts, with officials confirming that the Homeland Security Department has begun to release what it deems low-priority illegal immigrants from detention.

The move is proving controversial. Immigrant-rights groups say it shows the administration was detaining folks it never should have gone after in the first place, while Republicans questioned the decision-making.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that runs the detention facilities, said in a statement that the “current fiscal climate” has forced it to do a review of spending, and part of that is taking a look at who is being detained.

“As a result of this review, a number of detained aliens have been released around the country and placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release,” ICE said in a statement.

The cynicism of the move is breathtaking, even for this cynical administration. The “current fiscal climate” is one in which we are spending more than a trillion dollars per year than we take in. The 2009 stimulus spending is locked in. The sequestration threatens just $22 billion this year — and the president gets to choose where to cut. If the sky falls, it’s being brought down on our heads by this unethical rogue president.

So these releases are his choice. And he’s choosing them for pure racial politics and demagoguery. He’ll blame it all on Republicans, while shoring himself up with the amnesty chorus.

More: The president is also threatening to drop our border guard. In a rational age, these acts would be impeachable. Not too many years ago Californians recalled a governor for offering drivers licences to illegal aliens, and here we have a president flagrantly violating his oath to defend the nation.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Crush the GOP or the nation?
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The militia is the shield at Americas door. Join your local militia before it is too late. Obama intends to destroy America, it is time we get off our butts and fight. To join your local militia contact: kmrecruiter@hushmail.com
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Well, if we didn't know it before, we for sure know it now: there's no depth to which this administration won't sink.
1 year ago
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Again, to all of those who voted for this divider in chief, I hope all these criminals migrate to your neighborhoods and you get to deal with them. After all, most of you live in "gun free" big ghetto like cities. Where do you think they will head?
1 year ago
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What great sound bites to use in our PR counter-offensive against BO the Campaigner in Chief...oh yeah, we don't do that...
1 year ago
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Only one way to fix it.....load your guns !!! GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!
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And since Homeland Security will not have the funds or personnel to keep the storage space for all the seized contraband these "illegals" were caught with, all their guns, ammo, and explosives, drugs, and paraphernalia, will be given back to them.
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DaOne, and company need more Marxists on the voter rolls. With 20-to 30 million illegal aliens looking to be pardoned, and given more government free stuff, the globalists dream of a North American Union is closer.

Viva Zapata!
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"In a rational age, these acts would be impeachable." OK, so this is an irrational age, requiring tougher action. He wants to release prisoners? Then we'll see the *states* released, & he can keep his rump Union. Think you can stop it, Obi-Wrong? _You don't want to peer around that corner._
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This is a good thing if the media keeps on it. The sequestration is not going to be that bad - Barry knows it - that is why he is so shrill these days. The GOP better not cave.
Rove's good idea; have the house passing a bill authorizing only cabinet members to choose what they want to cut.
They work for the O, so if they try to cause max damage, the house sub comittees can drag them up to the hill and asking them why they chose to punish Americans. Barry will take the blame; doubly so if Harry does not pass it in the senate.
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It will never happen. The most we could expect is that a bill giving the administration flexibility in dealing with the reductions would pass the house - and die quietly in the Senate and in the press. The media will never publicize anything that would undercut the Democrats theme of the week. How long has it been since you have seen it happen? In truth, I cannot remember an instance, and my political awareness goes back quite a ways... .
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Not to mention selling access to the presidenet, choosiing which laws he does not want enforced, changing welfare laws by edict, using executive privilege for Fast and Furious when he claimed he was not involved making this invoking an incorrect application of the process, repeatedly lying to the public about Benghazi, creating a kill list with unsupportable justifications for who can be killed, and general incompetence. I assume that not having impeachment as an option is just another perk for an affirmative action president.
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