Thursday, January 7, 2010

Obama and Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Hussein Obama regarding Guantanamo Bay prison stated, “Let me be clear, it has always been our intent to transfer detainees to other countries only under the condition that they provide assurances that our security are being protected. Make no mistake, we will close Guantanamo Bay. It has damaged our national security interests. It is a tremendous recruiting tool for Al Qaeda. In fact it has been an explicit rational for the formation of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. As I have always said, we will do so; close the prison in a manner that will keep the American people safe and secure.” He called Gitmo a black eye on America relations to the world.

The prison in Illinois will not be ready for at least a year if Congress gives them the funding. Illinois is around the center of the country; do we really want to be a target there? By relocating the detainees from Gitmo to Illinois isn’t that just relocating Gitmo to Illinois?

If President Obama truly wants the American people to be safe and secure then Gitmo should remain open. The US has spent billions on the prison at Guantanamo Bay and is safer than the prison in Illinois. He should also rethink having the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York. Talk about a recruiting tool for Al Qaeda, this will be a very costly circus.

Mr. President, other things you can do for the safety of Americans is to stop going around the world apologizing for what a rotten country the USA is and realize that Islam is at war with America.

Greg Zotta

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