In the world of Barack Obama, reality has no true bearing on any of his decisions. As we see every day, his policies aren’t determined by true reality but rather his intransigent philosophical beliefs. So in January 2009 Obamaland, if you say Guantanamo Bay must be closed, regardless of the global Islamic terror environment, it must be closed. And to hammer that point home, you’ll tell yourself — and create the false narrative — that the enemy will just stop and sing kumbaya once GITMO is closed.
So get ready, whether they’re naughty or nice, sometime between now and Christmas Day, a group of GITMO unlawful enemy combatants will be released back into the “wild.”
As reported by Fox News, “The Obama administration may be moving toward one of the biggest transfers of Guantanamo Bay prisoners in years, as part of the president’s slow-moving and still-controversial push to empty the camp.
A congressional aide confirmed to FoxNews.com on Thursday that the Pentagon has floated to lawmakers the possibility of transferring another 17 detainees. The aide said lawmakers will be briefed on the plan Friday — while voicing concern that the strategy is to reduce the prison camp population to “as low as they can get,” even if it involves “a good deal of risk.”
Who is on the apparent short-list for transfer and which host nations might receive them is not publicly known, and could be reviewed at Friday’s briefing.
The proposal was first reported by The New York Times, which said Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told Congress he’s approved the 17 proposed transfers. If this moves forward, it reportedly would be the largest number of transfers in a single month since 2007 and could bring the number of detainees at Gitmo down to 90. Officials described the 17 to the Times as lower-level detainees.
The White House would not comment on the particulars of the plan when asked about the report at Thursday’s briefing – other than to say 107 detainees remain at the camp, and “security professionals” have deemed 48 of them can be “safely transferred.”
Silly me, I thought we were down to the most dangerous of the unlawful enemy combatants? Now, do any of you believe, after watching video of the most recent new leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a former GITMO detainee, it’s prudent to release 17 enemy combatants?
This is what I mean about reality based on ideology. If Barack Obama truly believes GITMO must be closed, well, it must be closed because he said he’d shut it down — never mind the fact that releasing these combatants violates the very law he signed. And never mind the fact that the enemy is still on the battlefield fighting and killing us globally. That has no bearing on his decision-making either. He’s told himself that GITMO’s existence — as well as the GOP presidential candidates — are recruiting tools for ISIS and Islamic terrorists.
America, this is why the terrorists will keep attacking us, because we’re dismissing who they are and what they do. As long as there are Islamic terrorists, there should be a GITMO. And these cheeky fellas are not deserving of any constitutional rights. They’re not prisoners of war, so why are we so concerned about their wellbeing?
I wish we cared as much about our veterans. On my right hand trigger finger I wear the #22Kill ring, which signifies the 22 veterans who are committing suicide daily. When was the last time you saw Obama show indignation about that statistic? Hey, I have a question, could President Obama do 22 pushups and earn a ring? Ok, perhaps this is the real question…why hasn’t Obama done the 22 pushups and earned a ring?
Yet, the passion and edge when it comes to shutting down GITMO far surpasses the care for our own veterans. And consider this item: Obama is releasing the enemy that our veterans, our warriors fought hard to take off the battlefield and prevent them from ever hurting another American man or woman in uniform. And my level of respect for SecDef Ash Carter just continues its death spiral.
So stand by America, some time while we’re in the season of celebrating God’s greatest gift to the world, Obama is releasing the greatest scourge on the world: unlawful Islamic enemy terrorists. I suppose that’s the way Barack Obama says Merry Christmas to America.