Obama just released the al Qaida operative trained to be the twentieth hijacker on 9/11. Ignoring the dire warnings of his advisers, Obama decided earlier this week to release the extremely dangerous, high-value terrorist who received advanced training at multiple al Qaida camps and served as Osama bin Laden’s personal body guard, Abdul Rahman Shalabi. According to Investor’s Business Daily, the captured terrorist was ordered released to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention facility by any means necessary, regardless of the consequences.
This incredibly violent extremist will now be sent to Saudi Arabia, where he will be entered into a “rehabilitation program” (which has repeatedly allowed other terrorists to return to the battlefield) and then be released onto the streets. More than a hundred different Guantanamo detainees have turned up back in Iraq and Afghanistan to be recaptured in the process of aiding our enemies and killing our troops, some even having to be re-dded to notorious “most wanted” lists. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was also released under one of these absurd programs.
This irrational obsession with closing down Guantanamo at any cost is based on the left’s constitutionally-illiterate insistence that the non-existent rights of foreign terrorists at war with our country are being violated by us not treating them as mere common criminals, giving them lawyers, and prosecuting them in civilian courts (imagine FDR fighting the Nazis with ACLU rules and jury trials). It is also based on their provably false assertion that fighting back against terrorists just “turns the Islamic world against us” (note: 9/11 and decades of other unprovoked attacks prior to that happened before we went into Iraq, before we went into Afghanistan, before we opened Guantanamo, etc.).
-As with Democrats responding to the success of “the surge” in Iraq (which Obama insisted would never work) by ignoring all the experts, prematurely withdrawing virtually all of our forces at once, and surrendering the entire country to terrorists (thereby creating ISIS), this is about radical left-wing ideologues being at war with reality.
-As with Democrats responding to the challenges of Afghanistan by needlessly handing the country back to the terror-sponsoring regime that facilitated 9/11, this is about putting politics before national defense, blaming America for fighting back, and punting the ball down the field for someone else to deal with later.
-As with Democrats responding to the challenges of dealing with Iran by simply giving the lunatic Islamo-fascist regime (installed by Democrats) everything it wanted as it pretended to stop going nuclear (the exact same failed leftist approach that enabled North Korea to go nuclear), this is about showing maximum contempt and utter disregard for U.S. national rights and interests, apologizing for our existence, and groveling to those who hate our guts.
This insanity will not stop until Democrats are removed from power.