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Friday, February 06, 2009

Uh Oh...the Moonbats Won't Like This

Looks like the Obamessiah is backing off of that "bring the troops home now" thing:

White House Weighing 23-Month Iraq Withdrawal Plan

Friday, February 06, 2009

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is weighing three different military options for withdrawing troops from Iraq -- including the possibility of breaking Obama's campaign pledge of a pullout within 16 months -- a senior U.S. official confirmed to FOX News.

One of the options is along the lines of Obama's campaign pledge of 16 months, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff have drawn up what that would entail.

The second option envisions about 23 months for combat forces to leave, an option that many of the military leaders favor because it would not require leaving so much equipment behind. It also could be done in a more orderly manner, and bases could be cleaned up and closed properly, the U.S. official told FOX News.

An earlier report by the Associated Press, citing two officials, said a third, in-between option of 19 months is also being weighed. One of the officials told the Associated Press that the main focus appears to be on the 16-month and 23-month options; 23 months would run to the end of 2010
OK, kudos to the President if he's looked at things and said, "You know, my initial idea just isn't going to work, let's look at something else."

But I won't hold my breath waiting for him to admit that maybe some folks on the other side got it right, and his party has it wrong.

The full story is here.

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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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Beyond the Pale

There just aren't words for how angry this one makes me:

Charges Dropped Against USS Cole Bombing Suspect

The senior military judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay has dropped charges against a suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing.

The legal move by the Hon. Susan J. Crawford upholds President Obama's Guantanamo order to halt court proceedings at the Navy detention center in Cuba.
The military charges against suspected Al Qaeda bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Crawford dismissed the charges against al-Nashiri without prejudice. That means new charges can be brought again later. He will remain in prison for the time being.

"It was her decision, but it reflects the fact that the president has issued an executive order which mandates that the military commissions be halted, pending the outcome of several reviews of our operations down at Guantanamo," Morrell said Thursday night.

The full, disgusting story is here.

I guess it's OK to allow the murderers of our military Heroes to go unpunished - just so long as we don't make the terrorists feel bad.

Welcome to "Hope and Change," folks.

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