In his last days in office, President Obama decided to do whatever necessary to accomplish some of his goals, regardless of Congressional or Constitutional limits or the dictates of common sense — and regardless of the financial cost to the taxpayer.
1) Guantanamo Bay
The President had pledged from the beginning of his Administration to close the base by moving the prisoners to prisons located inside our nation’s boundaries, but the Congress, through bi-partisan votes, would never allow him to do it. So, he responded throughout his eight years in office by releasing as many prisoners as he could find countries willing to take them. The fact that most would end up back on the battlefield fighting us did not seem to bother him.
On January 5, he sent four prisoners from Yemen to Saudi Arabia for participation in a “rehabilitation program.” On January 19, the day before Trump’s inauguration, Obama petitioned the Congress one last time to close the facility. He argued that “Guantanamo is contrary to our values and undermines our standing in the world…” (It undermines our values to punish terrorists?)
During his tenure in office, Obama released 201 detainees. There were 242 when he took office. A total of 41 were left when Trump took control. Why the obsession with turning loose ruthless terrorists?
In like manner, President Obama seemed obsessed with emptying our federal prisons of drug dealers. Believing their sentences were “too harsh,” during his last days in office, the president granted 1,176 commutations (sentence reductions) and 148 pardons (full forgiveness of the crime and restoration of civil rights). He, in fact, set a record on his last day in office by granting 330 commutations in one day’s time.
Obama issued 1,715 commutations during his eight years, more than the past 13 presidents combined, and 504 of these were life sentences! In short, he tossed out the window thousands of sentences that had been carefully determined by judges and juries. What arrogance!
The worst of his last minute commutations resulted in the release of Bradley Manning, better known as Chelsea Manning — a transgender man. (I refuse to call transgenders by their assumed names.) This man was an intelligence officer in the United States Army who released 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks. The bottom line is that he was a traitor who should have been shot. Instead, he was given 35 years in prison. President Obama released him after serving only seven years — again, making a mockery of our judicial system.
3) The Palestinians
On the last morning of his presidency, Obama released $221 million in funding to the Palestinian Authority — money that had been held up by Congress because of evidence that such funds are used for terrorist attacks against Israel. Fortunately, the Trump Administration was able to move quickly to freeze the funds before they could be transferred.
Three days before the end of his term, Obama decided to send $500 million to a UN agency called The Green Climate Fund. He had previously pledged $3 billion and had already given $500 million, but he decided to squeeze in another half a billion before he left office.
The State Department used funds designated for programs meant to fight infectious diseases, like the Zika virus. Climate change is another of Obama’s pet obsessions, so in a last gasp effort, he decided to throw half a billion dollars of your money and mine at what has to be one of the phoniest issues of modern times.
5) The United Nations
President Obama also unleashed a money shower on the United Nations during 2016. The UN has two budgets — its regular one and its peace-keeping budget. The regular budget for 2016 was $2.7 billion. We were required to pay 22 percent of that, totaling $594 million. The peace-keeping budget for 2016 was $8.3 billion. We were assessed 28 percent of that, or $2.3 billion. So, our total requirement for 2016 was about $2.9 billion.
On February 3 the State Department announced that Obama gave the United Nations a total of $9.2 billion during 2016, or $6.3 billion more than we were assessed, and many experts are saying it was more than that because the State Department’s figures did not include all the donations the President made to special UN funds like The Green Climate Fund.
All this money given to an organization that spends most of its time denouncing the United States and Israel? And an organization that is known for its inept bureaucracy and reckless spending?
Incidentally, the United Nations has 193 members. The US is assessed 22 percent of the budget. Japan is second with 9.6 percent, followed by China (7.9%), Germany (6.3%), France (4.8%) and the United Kingdom (4.4%). Brazil is 6th at 3.8%, and Russia comes in at only 3.0%. Doesn’t it appear that there is something screwy about these percentages? When is someone going to stand up and say, “Enough is enough!”?
In the second and last segment in this series on President Obama’s last acts in office, we’ll look at his shameful behavior towards Israel.
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Thank you….it was certainly the worst of times for America and Obama the worst President ever….
Thank you Dr. David Reagan for ALL you have done and accomplished over the years. I have learned so much watching The Christ In Prophecy and reading The CIPJournal. God bless you and Nathan Jones and your staff. Sincerely LouElla Lepley
LouElla, thank you for those encouraging words! So good to hear the ministry’s been a blessing to you.
i can’t believe you don’t believe in global warming.. so if 99 scientist to you there was globaling and 1 told you there wasn’t you would believe the 1, not to mention what you yourself can see everyday. It is very clear to me here in northeast penns.
Because it isn’t a 99:1 ratio of scientists who support manmade global warming to those who do not believe global warming is manmade. The world has been warming since the Ice Age; nobody disputes that. What’s in dispute is whether the warming is caused by man or not, and quite a large number of reputable scientists do not believe mankind is the source of the problem.
If Jesus disagreed with 99 Pharisees, who you tell Him he was wrong.
What is truth is in the facts, not the number of believers.
It’s funny how I have been watching and listening to Dr. Reagan since 2011. I have learned more about prophecy from him than I have from anyone else. What I take offense to is his views about former President Obama. Some of the things that are being said may be true yet we currently have a president who hasn’t been in office 100 days and is turning the WORLD around not just the U. S. and I don’t see any commentary on him and the nonsense that is happening in Washington. LambLion is mum when it comes to the current president…Hmmm.
Lakysha, so good to hear that Lamb & Lion Ministries has been a blessing to you. Today we recorded a “Christ in Prophecy” television program with White House Correspondent Bill Koenig about the Trump presidency. Keep an eye out for it the week of April 9th.
The current administration has been in office a short time, and should be given the opportunity to correct the mistakes of the previous administration. The US was without a leader on the world stage for 8 years, under President Obama, and the Middle East and world situations became out of control.
Thank you Dr.DAVID REAGAN you give me peace through JESUS ,I saw in Obama the same devil that I saw in Castro ,because I was a political prisoner in Cuba and I know how they think and act .Sorry for those Americans that believed in them and do not read the BIBLE , Thank You again for telling always the truth.GOD BLESS YOU.
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President Obama did not treat Prime Minister Netanyahu with respect. For eight years we watched the President humiliate Israel and Netanyahu at every opportunity, the Obama administration even sent a campaign team to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu, called the “Anyone but B.B. campaign, It failed miserably. The Iran deal was also a dangerous deal that allows Iran to build nuclear weapons, and helped to fund terrorism around the world.
Bible Prophecy is very important, it is really what makes people realize that every single word the Lord spoke and prophesied is true. So many prophesies have come to pass, how many more before the Rapture of the Church?