Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What is wrong with this guy and making politically correct pronouncements on individual cases?

It was so much easier when he wasn't responsible.

James Taranto writes:

It seems the incompetence of the commander in chief--specifically, his compulsion to unburden himself of half-baked politically correct opinions--is mucking up the war on men:

When President Obama proclaimed that those who commit sexual assault in the military should be "prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged," it had an effect he did not intend: muddying legal cases across the country.
In at least a dozen sexual assault cases since the president's remarks at the White House in May, judges and defense lawyers have said that Mr. Obama's words as commander in chief amounted to "unlawful command influence," tainting trials as a result. Military law experts said that those cases were only the beginning and that the president's remarks were certain to complicate almost all prosecutions for sexual assault.

The Times adds that "In his comments on sexual assault, Mr. Obama said, 'I expect consequences.' " He got consequences all right.

At least a dozen cases tainted by command influence?

Let's add in the Zimmerman case and that guy nobody remembers who didn't make a film which didn't start a riot in Benghazi.

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