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Friday, February 06, 2009

So Why Not Close Gitmo?

I can think of close to three hundred reasons. Three hundred reasons just like this:

At Least One American Believed Killed by Freed Gitmo Prisoners
If the Guantanamo prison base is shut down, critics say, some military combatants currently held there will be sent back to their home countries — where they will rejoin terrorist groups and ultimately kill Americans.

It's already happened.

A New York woman was killed in a terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Sana, Yemen, in September. And U.S. counterterrorism officials have now confirmed that Said Ali al-Shihri, 35, who was released from the Guantanamo Bay prison center in 2007, is the deputy leader of Al Qaeda in that Mideast country and is a suspect in the attack.

State Department officials have identified Susan Elbaneh, 18, of Lackawanna, N.Y., as one of at least 16 people — including her Yemeni husband — who died in the coordinated strike.

Elbaneh was initially thought to be the first American victim of a freed enemy combatant, but a Defense Department source told Friday that she was not the first American "possibly" killed by a former Guantanamo detainee.

"Due to classification, I cannot get into who or when other than to say it was before the Embassy attack," the source wrote....
Read the rest here.

We're not keeping truants at Gitmo, folks. We're keeping murdering terrorist dirtbags down there. Release them, and we send them right back into the fight. How does that make any sort of sense? They want to kill us. Why the hell can't we even lock them up?

The new Administration wants them in your backyard - or worse, released to roam the streets. John Murtha says it's just fine with him if they're in his backyard (of course, knowing full well that his district doesn't have the maximum security prisons necessary to house them). How about you?

The countries these pieces of filth came from are refusing to take them back. Doesn't that tell you something?

I'm fine with closing Gitmo - once the terrorists safely kept there are permanently prevented from ever being an issue again.

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