Obama Puts U.S. Security at Risk with His Latest Move
Since Day One in office, Obama vowed he wouyld do this.
Slowly, but surely he’s been doing it over the past seven years.
Now, he wants to play the final card.
President Barack Obama released his long- awaited plan for closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying transferring as many as 60 of the detainees captured during the war on terrorism would eliminate a recruiting tool for extremists and save the U.S. money.
“For many years it’s been clear that our detention facility at Guantanamo Bay does not advance our fight against terrorism,” Obama said in a statement at the White House.
The continued existence of the prison “doesn’t not advance our national security, it undermines it,’’ he said.
The proposal, demanded by lawmakers who have resisted Obama’s attempts to close the facility, calls for spending up to $475 million to transfer 30 to 60 of the detainees to facilities in the U.S. There are 13 potential sites that could be used for the prisoners, but the plan outlined by the Pentagon doesn’t identify a specific location.
“Military leaders have repeatedly said they will not break the law to close the facility and relocate its prisoners on the mainland, which would be yet another of the administration’s misguided national security decisions. With ever-growing threats abroad and our increased efforts to combat ISIS, we need a place to house these terrorists, and that place is not in our communities, nor back on the battlefield,” the statement reads.
“This plan is expected to present the options for the relocation of Guantanamo, but regardless of whether it is Kansas, South Carolina, or Colorado, none of these options are acceptable. Our states and our communities remain opposed to moving the world’s deadliest terrorists to U.S. soil. The terrorists at Guantanamo Bay are where they should remain – at Guantanamo Bay.”
Of course the remaining prisoners are the worst, deadliest terrorists.
No state wants these terrorists in their back yard.
Releasing these prisoners and closing Guantanamo Bay does nothing to help fight terrorism and puts our national security at risk.
Closing Guantanamo Bay was wrong from Day One, and it’s wrong now.