Is it January 20, 2017 yet? No? Well hurry up! You see, we really, and I mean REALLY need President Pen and Phone to put his damn pen down! First we are blindsided by the commutation of traitor Bradley Manning’s sentence.
Then Obama pardons unrepentant FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera.
“I am an enemy of the United States government,” he told federal judge Thomas McMillen in 1983. There is no evidence that he’s changed his mind.
During the 1970s and 80s, López Rivera’s FALN placed more than 130 bombs in American cities. Their goal was to destabilize what they called the “Yanki capitalist monopoly” and achieve Puerto Rican independence. Their method was terrorism.
What a super nice guy! I mean really, he only helped kill 5 people including an NYPD police officer and injure dozens of others over the course of 10 plus years. But that was then I guess.
Fact is, he had a chance to be pardoned several years ago. The reason why he wasn’t is…illuminating.