It is a good thing that everyone was focused on the health-care disaster in the Senate last week, otherwise they might have heard about the return of 12 Gitmo detainees, or enemy combatants as I see them, to their home countries. Church lady, ‘isn’t that special?’
It certainly is in keeping with the President’s campaign promise to close Club Gitmo. So let’s see how it breaks down for the 12.
Over the weekend, four Afghan detainees were transferred to their home country. Two Somali detainees were transferred to authorities in Somaliland, the semi-autonomous northern region of Somalia. Six Yemeni detainees also were sent home.
The Justice Department said that since 2002, more than 560 detainees have departed the military prison in Cuba and 198 remain.
It looks like we’re getting down to the worst of the worst at Club Gitmo. And what an encouraging sign for the enemy. ‘Returning’ these terrorists to these three countries, make that two countries, because Somalia isn’t recognized as a legitimate government by the U.S., but there is that ‘semi-autonomous northern region of Somalia.’
Sending this dog-squeeze back to Yemen, ‘Somaliland’ (rhymes with DisneyLand), and more than even likely Afghanistan, will create a heroes welcome in those countries and most likely be released or allowed to escape back to resume the fight against us.
The announcement came after Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., sent a request to President Obama on Friday to stop the release. The nearly 100 Yemenis remaining at the Cuba facility make up the largest group there. But releasing more detainees to Yemen is raising concerns, because of the country’s security problems and lack of resources.
“I have written you and others in your administration on three occasions imploring you to halt the release of detainees to these countries due to the deteriorating security situations and the dangerous potential for recidivism,” Wolf wrote in his letter.
Now, I don’t blame him for trying to get that trash back to where it came from. But if doing that has the potential for making us less safe, then his judgment comes to question. Maybe not from a point of view of just who’s side is he on? But from a point of view of being stricken with political correctness to the detriment of our safety? Or from the point of view of being an incredibly naive Commander In Chief?
I’m not seeing a good choice.
While we’re on the subject of the War on Terror, and how Barack Obama wants to end it. Did you hear the one about the self-described alQaeda suicide bomber from Nigeria? He’s the one that nearly brought down a jetliner a couple days ago.
Lucky for you (alQaeda), our President doesn’t take your threat seriously enough to keep you under control and behind bars. What it looks like is help is on the way.