Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition
President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.
The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would "waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction."
Really? This is the same fella who thinks Americans aren't responsible enough to own firearms?
This is going a ways back, but y'all remember the incessant shrieks of the anti-Reagan kooks regarding Iran-Contra?
Yeah, good times.
Cue the explosion of the Hypocrisy-meter in the background.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.