Author Topic: Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador’s visa, but says law is ‘advisory’  (Read 316 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline flowers

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,680
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/18/obama-signs-law-denying-iran-ambassadors-visa-says/

Quote
President Obama on Friday signed a law allowing him to deny entry to the U.S. for Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations — but even as he did so, Mr. Obama said he considers it “advisory” and not binding.

The president, who took office saying he would curtail use of signing statements to reinterpret laws, issued just such a statement on this latest law, which Congress hastily passed to target Hamid Aboutalebi, who the U.S. says was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis.

“Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress’s concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our nation,” Mr. Obama said.




Offline mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 34,597
Which laws does he consider "binding"?  Only the ones with which he agrees?
Just being unique doesn't make you useful.

Online EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21,725
  • French entertainment is a waste of mime.
Which laws does he consider "binding"?  Only the ones with which he agrees?

Only those he has deemed.
Anyone who tells you you can't buy happiness has never been in a book store or an animal shelter.

You are the result of 3 billion years of evolutionary success. Act like it.

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Offline Millee

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,479
Which laws does he consider "binding"?  Only the ones with which he agrees?

Do we all get to choose which laws we consider binding or just his majesty??? 

Offline mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 34,597
Gee, doesn't this kind of mean that Obama considers himself above the law?  (As if we didn't already know that).
Just being unique doesn't make you useful.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf