Override Obama’s Dangerous Veto

Yesterday, the President vetoed the annual legislation used to authorize defense programs and the pay and benefits for our troops. Unfortunately, this is but the latest manifestation of the Obama Doctrine that emboldens our enemies, undermines our friends and diminishes our country.

He’s upset that the bill would interfere with his insistence on bringing jihadists from Guantanamo Bay into the United States. Congress has repeatedly determined – usually by lopsided, bipartisan majorities – that that would pose an unacceptable risk to the national security.

President Obama also refuses to reverse his hollowing out of the military unless Congress spends more on already bloated non-defense programs.

Mr. Obama may be indifferent to the cumulative impact of the havoc he is wreaking at home and abroad. But Congress cannot be.

It must provide for the common defense and override this veto.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.