According to President Obama, the unlawful enemy combatant detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has to be closed because it is a recruiting tool for Islamic jihadists.
As Written By Allen B. West:
Unless you’re truly living in an alternate universe, you can’t begin to comprehend or accept such insanity. Moreover, if the conflagration against Islamic jihadism has ended, as President Obama has declared, then what are Islamic jihadists recruiting for anyway?
Here is the truth as reported by Reuters:
The number of former Guantanamo Bay prison inmates who are suspected of having returned to fighting for militants doubled to 12 in the six months through January, the Obama administration said on Monday.
The increase could fuel Republican attacks on Democratic President Barack Obama’s plan to close the U.S. military prison in Cuba, which has come to symbolize aggressive detention practices following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and opened the United States to accusations of torture. Most detainees have been held without trial for more than a decade.
The closure plan, drawn up by the Pentagon and which requires approval by Congress, proposes 13 potential sites on U.S. soil to hold 30-60 detainees in maximum-security prisons.
According to figures released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), as of Jan. 15 the United States also had confirmed that seven out of 144 Guantanamo prisoners who were freed since Obama took office in January 2009 have returned to fighting.
That was up from six since the ODNI’s previous release last July. The ODNI report is released every six months and does not give details on where or for which groups the former detainees are confirmed or suspected to be fighting.
The immediate response from the progressive socialist left will be so what — just seven. Here’s my response, how many of our troops in combat were required to get those seven off that battlefield in the first place? When I think about the fact that this Obama administration is more concerned with releasing Islamic jihadists than our Americans being held in Ft. Leavenworth, like Army 1LT Clint Lorance, it angers me beyond belief. Does anyone believe that if Clint Lorance was released from Ft. Leavenworth he’d return to committing acts of terrorism? No, chances are he’d just go back home to Texas and be embraced in the loving arms of his family.
Why is campaign promises and ideology are more important to President Obama than reality? The best recruiting tool for Islamic jihadists is the weakness being exhibited by Barack Obama. The policy of dismissing Islamic jihadism is a great recruiting tool, and to have those released from detention rejoin the jihad serves as an incredible recruiting tool.