By Jim Kouri
While President Barack Obama took several bows over the weekend and on Monday for allowing U.S. special forces soldiers to surreptitiously enter Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden, a U.S. law enforcement commander and current as well as former members of the U.S. Navy SEALs slammed Obama over his eligibility to have his name placed on election ballots and over his taking credit for the hard work and daring exploits of U.S. warriors, respectively.
Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is enduring an intense attack from both the Obama administration as well as political enemies in his own state especially after he initiated an investigation into President Barack Obama’s birth records as well as his eligibility for placement on Arizona’s 2012 election ballot, a source — who has worked with the man known as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” — told the Law Enforcement Examiner on Monday.
Arpaio first announced that his law enforcement investigation found “probable cause that Obama’s long-form birth certificate and his Selective Service registration form are forgeries at a March 1 press conference. Another press conference, in which Sheriff Arpaio will reveal additional information regarding Obama’s background, is expected in the coming weeks.
While being the target of investigations by the Obama Administration — including Attorney General Eric Holder — and being stripped by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano of his authority to enforce immigration law, Sheriff Arpaio received numerous requests from individuals and groups such as the Arizona Tea Party to conduct an investigation of Obama’s eligibility for inclusion on Arizona’s election ballot.
Arpaio received criminal complaints requesting that his department fully investigate other key information to which the public is denied access.
The popular sheriff said that he wishes to clear up the mess caused by continued doubts that Obama is an American citizen by birth, a requirement to hold the office of President of the United States
Sheriff Arpaio created a special task force of five investigators he dubbed ‘The Cold Case Posse” whose primary assignment is to probe the authenticity of Obama’s birth records. Arpaio claims the Obama investigation is not about politics, but a response to complaints his office has received from concerned citizens.
Rachel Alexander, a former attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and a friend to the Law Enforcement Examiner, has often praised Arpaio’s crimefighting philosophy and “outside the box” strategies to make Maricopa the safest county in Arizona. Her friendship with Arpaio caused a tidal wave of criticism by political enemies and their news media friends, she said.
U.S. Navy SEALs Blast President
Meanwhile on Monday, active duty and former Navy SEALs blasted President Barack Obama’s politicizing of the bin Laden operation and for his taking the credit for killing Osama bin Laden on May 1. While the story is being widely covered in Europe, most U.S. news organizations are ignoring the disturbing comments being made by special forces soldiers.
One former Naval officer told the Law Enforcement Examiner in strictest confidence that he and other SEAL operatives believe the Obama administration, his campaign, the Democrat Party and many members of the U.S. news media are using Navy SEAL Team Six as a campaign prop.
“It reminds me of President Clinton at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal posing for the cameras with the Holy Bible in his hand. It was a prop. No wonder the Hollywood elite love Clinton and Obama — they’re all playacting,” said the anonymous source.
The SEALs became angry when they saw a campaign commercial, “starring” Barack Obama, titled One Chance.
“In the well-produced advertisement, President Bill Clinton — who’s only military experience was dodging the draft during the Vietnam War — is seen and heard saying that Obama took ‘the harder and the more honorable path’ in ordering that bin Laden be killed. The words ‘Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?’ are then displayed,” said former U.S. Marine special ops officer and NYPD police officer Dennis Collins.
“Besides the ad, the White House is marking the first anniversary of the SEAL Team Six raid that killed bin Laden inside his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, with a series of briefings and an NBC interview in the Situation Room designed to highlight the ‘gutsy call’ made by the President,” said Collins.
“I believe any president — even Jimmy Carter — would have given the ‘GO’ order,” said the anonymous source.
About the author: Jim Kouri
Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.