Obama Executive Order Appears Harmless

A number of you have been asking me about a new executive order titled “National Defense Resources Preparedness” – which details government actions to be taken in the event of a national emergency – wondering if it wasn’t in fact laying the groundwork for some type of strong-armed federal action.

A couple of you also noted that the new EO emerged late Friday afternoon, when the White House likes to dump out stuff if doesn’t want to call attention to.

A number of reputable sources are now writing that the order is a routine and minor updating of earlier executive orders.

The Daily Caller Executive Editor David Martosko read the entire order – I’d say it was a thankless task, except that I thanked him – and found little that was new, while tracing its origins back to the Franklin Roosevelt administration.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air finds few changes from earlier versions – mostly an updating of Cabinet officers’ responsibilities – and cites several concurring opinions by other analysts.

I do find it interesting, however, that the White House chose to update this document as it mulls a possible attack Iran. It may be yet another indication that Obama is serious about the “military option.”

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