By both Biden’s and Obama’s own admissions, they should be removed from office
March 23, 2011
Youtube has admitted to freezing the viewcount on a viral video of Vice President Joe Biden that highlights the hypocrisy of the Obama administration as it engages in military aggression against Libya.
The video (below) dates from 2007 and shows Biden, then preparing for a presidential run, appearing on the Chris Matthews show on MSNBC.
In the video Biden is asked if he sticks by comments that bombing Iranian interests without Congressional approval would be an impeachable offense, to which he replies he absolutely does.
The video was posted at the top of The Drudge Report earlier today, a website that conservatively receives 36 million visits per day, making it the most highly ranked news website on the web.
Under the headline Could Obama be Impeached over Libya? Let’s ask Biden, the video has been drawing thousands of hits as viewers have drawn the comparison to the subversion of Congressional authority by Biden and Obama via US involvement in UN sanctioned attacks on pro-Gaddafi forces and buildings.
While such activity would normally send the video to the top of searches and to the front pages of Youtube.com, where many millions more would see it, the viewcount on the video is stuck firmly at just 301 views.
Suspecting foul play, CNS News contacted Youtube to seek an explanation and received the following reply:
“YouTube employs proprietary technology to prevent the artificial inflation of a video’s viewcount by spam bots, malware and other means,” said the statement. “We validate views to ensure the accuracy of the viewcount of all videos beginning with the first view. This validation process becomes publicly visible when the viewcount reaches 300.”
“At this point, the viewcount may slow or temporarily freeze until we have time to verify that all further views are legitimate,” said the statement. “Rest assured that the views system is working as intended, and that the viewcount will update as soon as the system has verified the legitimacy of the views.”
Or as soon as the link on Drudge is removed and people stop clicking through to the video perhaps?
We wouldn’t want Americans to understand that the action in Libya is completely unconstitutional and represents a violation of the oath that both Biden and Obama swore to protect.
Perhaps Obama and Biden put in a call to their soon to be Commerce czar, the outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Google is, of course, the parent company of Youtube.
In another video dating from 2007, Biden explains that at the time then president Bush was considering military action against Iranian nuclear facilities he sought expert opinion from five leading constitutional scholars. Biden says he had them draft a treatise outlining beyond a shadow of doubt that engagement in an act of military aggression without any authority from Congress is an impeachable offense:
Where are those constitutional scholars and where is that treatise now?
In 2007, Obama also made the exact same comments as Biden, noting that “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,”
“As President, I will not assert a constitutional authority to deploy troops in a manner contrary to an express limit imposed by Congress and adopted into law.” Obama also stated.
I guess things are different when you’ve got an election to win.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.