Why Obama’s GITMO Points Don’t Fly

President Obama has put for a string of arguments to justify the closing of the terrorist detention camp at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. Most of these arguments are fabricated with the only goal being the closing of this facility. This article by Jim Waurishuk, a retired USAF colonel, with an extensive intelligence background, debunks these arguments in detail. This article is a must read.


As Written By Jim Waurishuk, American Thinker:

Countering Obama’s Argument for Closing Guantanamo. 

First and foremost, the simple argument that Guantanamo (Gitmo) is the number-one recruitment tool for radical Islam is false.  The intelligence community does not support the idea of Gitmo used as a recruitment tool.  If it were true, why would this White House want to transfer the detainees to super-max prisons in the U.S.?  If so, wouldn’t those super-max prisons then become the target and topic of radical recruitment?  And if not, why not?  Is there a difference?  The detainees would still be held under U.S. control in U.S. facilities – the only difference is that they are being transferred and held at different location, now on the U.S. mainland.

The primary recruitment for radical Islam and its ideology is fundamental Islam.

The president’s announcement was simply not factual, and it was and continues to be irresponsible.  It stems from a campaign promise that he had no business making in the first place, as a candidate does not have access to the intricacies of such an issue.

In response to Mr. Obama’s Four Points on Closing Guantanamo:

1. Safeguarding U.S. national security by coordinating with foreign countries to take on prisoners, and that Guantanamo is just as much a recruitment tool for terrorists, and moreover makes those nations accomplices and targets for radical Islamic terrorism.



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