Obama's Troubles Grow
by Nancy Spannaus
The process of institutional pressure against Obama's ripping up of the Constitution, which has been advancing visibly since the Jan. 25 D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, took another step forward yesterday, as shown in two hearings in the U.S. Senate.
As of now, Obama has been stymied in both of his key national security cabinet nominations — Hagel at Defense, and Brennan at CIA. More importantly, Senators from both sides of the aisle are beginning to raise significant questions about Obama's own anti-constitutional role, both in the 9/11 Two incident in Benghazi, and in the prosecution of drone warfare against American citizens and others, without any concession to oversight by Congress or the courts.
As a result, our movement — which uniquely raised the issue of Obama's Hitlerite policies and alliance with the British-Saudi axis long ago — has a unique opportunity to rally support for the necessary action to remove Obama from power, and to win the alternative policies encapsulated in the three-point program elaborated by Lyndon LaRouche.
To summarize briefly: Unanswered Republican questions about the finances of Defense Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel have resulted in the postponement of a vote on his nomination — which had otherwise been scheduled for Feb. 7. Instead, the Senate Armed Services Committee held hearings on the failures that led to the murder of Ambassador Stevens and others. While the policy issue of the alliance with al-Qaeda was evaded, several Republican Senators honed in on the failure of President Obama in the Benghazi atrocity. Obama's inaction, even total inattention, to the assault on the Benghazi compound became a major issue.
This hearing occurred within an environment shaped by LaRouchePAC deployments over the past weeks with the Benghazi dossier, including the question to Brennan on the role of his drone attack on al-Libi in relation to the Benghazi attack, which LaRouche PAC released Feb. 6. That release went to members of both the Senate Armed Services and Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday.
Also on Feb. 7, the Senate Intelligence Committee held hearings on Obama's bosom-buddy in murderous drone attacks, John Brennan. Institutional heat over Obama's withholding of documents from the Office of Legal Counsel providing alleged legal justification for the murder of American citizens, had already forced Obama to make some of those memos available to the Senators (and House Intelligence). But, true to form, the Administration failed to release all the documents, as the bipartisan letter sent by Senator Ron Wyden Feb. 4 had demanded, and simultaneously barred the Senators' staffs from viewing them. The Senators were not amused.
At the conclusion of the three-and-a-half-hour hearing, the Benghazi and drone-killing "issues" had combined to lead both Republican and Democratic spokesmen to threaten to kill the Brennan nomination, if their demands for documents were not met. In effect, the Senators are demanding that their Constitutional rights as Senators be respected by an Executive that insists on asserting dictatorial privileges.
Obama is in trouble. As Lyndon LaRouche has emphasized, his patrons in the British Empire are also weak, bankrupt, and ripe to be put out of their misery through Glass-Steagall-plus measures. It has to begin with Glass-Steagall now. The moment is ripe for a leadership which knows how to carry out the policies of economic revival, and war avoidance through the SDI/SDE program, that LaRouche has uniquely pointed toward.
We don't have a moment to spare, in taking advantage of Obama's stumbling. An assertion of bold leadership, presenting an integrated picture of what must be done, can put us on the path to victory.