Obama Inc. Refuses to Cancel Military Contracts with Al Qaeda Supporters

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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It’s all about due process. Al Qaeda supporters receiving taxpayer dollars get it from Obama Inc.. Just not George Zimmerman or the State of Texas.

Supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts, and American officials are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the agreements, according to an independent agency monitoring spending.

The U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office has declined to act in 43 such cases, John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, said today in a letter accompanying a quarterly report to Congress.

“I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. government believe we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract,” Sopko said.

So we’re paying people to kill us. More directly than we usually do.

Regarding the 43 cases of contractors with militant connections, Sopko said the Army should “enforce the rule of common sense” in its suspension and debarment program. “They may be enemies of the United States but that is not enough to keep them from getting government contracts,” according to the agency’s report.

George Wright, another Army spokesman, said by e-mail that cutting off the contracts based only on information from Sopko’s office “would fail to meet due-process requirements and would likely be deemed arbitrary if challenged in court.”

Sopko said the Army “appears to believe that suspension or debarment of these individuals and companies would be a violation of their due-process rights if based on classified information” or on Commerce Department reports.

I guess we can’t force feed them those contracts over Ramadan either.

  • glpage

    There was a discussion yesterday about whether Hillary should be tried for treason based on Benghazi. The issue discussed in this article seems to be a very clear cut case. If information can be provided that some contractors give aid to or are agents of the Taliban or al Qaeda allowing the contracts to continue is treasonous because those contracts are aiding and/or abetting the enemy. But, in the lopsided world of DC it appears you are treasonous only if you want to maintain the well being and sovereignty of the US.

  • phillyfanatic

    Can you imagine if Truman, JFK, Reagan had the same efforts to stop the Islamists and then because of political correctness, leftist ideology, a President would treat and trade and give money to our enemies, how that would fly? Our Putin on the Potomac is a Quisling. Pure and simple. How America could have elected a traitor to our ethics, our heritage, history and values and to our Constitution is still beyond me except with the concept of the Low Infor brainwashed voter who wants to be dependent, is a Know Nothing and is more interested in an Obama-phone rather than defeating Islamofascism.

    • mindRider

      That he got elected the first time was because he was black, looked so handsome like Trayvon Martin and was so well spoken. That he was re-elected after the American people got a clear view of who he really was and he was destroying the nation with his divisive and socialist policy, THAT was incomprehensible.

  • snafubar

    Collaborator, coward, or appeaser? Which is it?

    I’ll go with door #1.

  • RLJR1

    this is how these terrorist groups are being funded by OBAMA INC. And nobody says or does ANYTHING CONGRESS GET OFF YOUR ASS AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE CURUPTION

  • objectivefactsmatter

    ““They may be enemies of the United States but that is not enough to keep them from getting government contracts,” according to the agency’s report.”

    I have finally arrived. I’m not even shocked this time. No reaction. I could have guessed this was going on.

  • educationonline

    I don’t care about islamists but always thought that Owama would act another way.

    education is the key to win