I love the reference “stuck on stupid” — had it used on me and some buddies several times in the Army. But as I listened to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough restate Obama’s intent to shut down Guantanamo Bay, I just had to laugh as I recalled that descriptor. How terribly apt. Funny thing — the only folks talking about it are Obama leftist acolytes.
As reported by The Hill, “White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on Sunday reiterated the long-held goal to close Guantanamo Bay before the end of President Obama’s second term.
“The president has said from the beginning of this administration that we will close Gitmo because it’s bad for our national security and because it’s too costly,” McDonough said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“We ought to make sure that we’re in a position to close that facility because it strengthens us when we close it. That’s what the president will do. He feels an obligation to his successor to close that, and that’s why we’re going to do it,” he added. “You are going to do it?” Fox News host Chris Wallace pressed.
“Sure we are,” McDonough responded. Wallace asked McDonough whether the president will go around Congress to close the terrorist detention facility if the legislature refuses to act. Obama has hinted he may use executive action to close Guantanamo, which Democrats have called a powerful terrorist recruiting tool.”
Now, regardless of how many times members of the Obama choom gang say it, it does not make it true. How does closing GITMO make us stronger?
Let me clarify, how does releasing savage barbaric Islamic terrorists make us stronger — or safer? And as far as an “obligation to his successor” what about the massive debt and all the unconstitutional executive actions that are being left?
And consider that Obama will leave to his “successor” a massive proliferation of global militant Islamic terror, a nuclear Iran, a rising Chinese militancy, a resurging Russia — ok, y’all get my point. How nice that Obama wants to release the unlawful enemy combatants back into the wild like he’s on some “Free Willy” kick.
And a “powerful recruiting tool?” Folks, you know what is the most powerful recruiting tool for Islamic jihadists? Obama’s weakness. They’re acting with impunity all over the world. The Taliban has control of more terrain in Afghanistan since 2001 — THAT is a doggone recruiting tool! The enemy hasn’t quit, they continue to pledge their commitment to our destruction, as we saw with the largest Islamic terrorist attack on US soil since 9-11, on Obama’s watch.
We saw what happened in Philadelphia –well, some of us did — the delusional Mayor of Philly must have hit his head, as we pointed out his inane comments. As a matter of fact, Mayor Kenney is a recruiting tool for Islamic terrorists. Ask yourself, when was the last time you heard any jihadist talk about GITMO?
And for White House Chief of Staff McDonough to say it’s “too costly” — well, that statement reflects someone definitely “stuck on stupid.” If GITMO is costly, then what in God’s name in the unAffordable Care Act which has blown the doors off spending? You wanna know what’s expensive Mr. McDonough? A doggone $43M million gas station in Afghanistan — and who approved that dumb idea?
Yes, I can see Obama when he visits Cuba going to Guantanamo Bay for the closing ceremony — if he does, he should have to pay for his own Air Force One gasoline. President Obama has enacted his national security strategy based on his ideological campaign promises and whims, totally disregarding reality.
If the enemy is fighting you — which this enemy is — when they’re captured on the battlefield, where do they go? Perhaps Obama is telling his successor, just kill them, since GITMO will be closed — nah, he’d end up bringing war crimes charges against America when he’s Secretary General of the United Nations. That right there would be a good reason to drop out and charge the U.N. rent.
The greatest recruiting tool for Islamic jihadists sits in the White House, a complicit enabler and sympathizer of their cause — intentional or unintentional, you decide.
I just want the Cuban government to know one thing: even if Obama “closes” GITMO, my advice is to stay away. We don’t want to cause a problem for you when we reopen it and put away unlawful enemy combatants we don’t kill. And to all the jihadis out there, enjoy these days because a day of reckoning is coming…and it’s gonna hurt real bad.