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by John Charlton

Obama's has shown greater talent than all the Presidents of the United States in knowing how to berate America and aide our enemies.

(Dec. 10, 2009) — In a little noticed interview last week, former Vice-President Dick Cheney accused Barack Hussein Obama of treason.

Chris Matthews’ Harball news hour featured Cheney’s comments under the title:  “Dick Cheney accuses Obama of treason.”

But the actual comments were made by Cheney on  Count Down with Keith Olbermann:

Cheney’s actual words were in regard to Holder’s decision, at Obama’s request, to move the trial of the 9/11 conspirators to New York City.  Cheney’s words were:

“I think we are going to give aide and comfort to the enemy.

“I think it will make Kalid Shek Mohammend something of a hero in certain circles, especially in the radical regions of Islam around the world; it will put him on the map.

“He will be as important or more important than Osama Bin Laden. And we will will have made it possible.”

You can watch Cheney yourself through this video link.

Aiding and abetting the enemy is listed in the U.  S. Constitution as one of the grounds for a formal accusation of treason.

That same Constitution specifies that candidates for the presidency be natural born citizens; and U.S. Statute  Title 3, Chapter I, § 15 specifies that the President of the Senate during the Joint Session of Congress to call for objections, to the electoral votes presented by each state, for each and every state, during the tallying of the votes of the Electoral College.  Cheney as Vice-president, failed to do that on Jan. 8th.  Now perhaps  Cheney is beginning to realize the importance of what he omitted.

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  1. Looks like Cheney is running scared. He may have to retreat to his new digs in Dubai soon – his safehaven. He and Bush Boy should both be scared as other countries seriously contemplate charging them with war crimes. As they should be.

    A trial in NYC is completely legal and appropriate, according to Judge Napolitano, Webster Tarpley and others. War was never declared. We invaded. Big distinction there and thus allows for the appropriateness of the trials to be held in NYC instead of going the route of a military tribunal.

    Just more of the same…the games government and the press like to “play” with the people.


    Mr. Charlton replies: I agree, neither Irag nor Al-Qaeda declared war. And we did invade Iraq twice with UN mandate, and followed the laws of war. In Afghanistan we did not need to declare war because we had already been attacked, nor was the Taliban or Al-Queda due a declaration of war because they were not sovereign powers. As for the motives behind Bush and Cheney, that is quite different from the question of legimacy of war, becasue it is the Senate which declares war, not the Pres or VP. So in international law it is the Senate who is ultimately responsible. The pres and VP are responsible morally for having influnced the Senate. But that does not make them guilty of war crimes, unless the war was criminal. Neither action of the U.S. Military in Irag or Afghanistan was criminal.

  2. Article 2, Section 4, US Constitution

    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

  3. Article 3, Section 3, US Constitution

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

  4. The subtitle to this article quotes Cheney as saying Obama is “aiding and abetting the enemy.”

    Where does that quote come from? It’s not in the comments quoted in the article itself. Did he say it somewhere else on the video?

    Mr. Charlton replies: Cheney said “aiding” its right in the transcript; he also said it would make “Kalid Shek Mohammend something of a hero … put him on the map”, that will lead to more recruitment of terrorists, that that is what abetting means….helping…