Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Good News and the Bad News

PhotobucketArgh! The good news is that the administration has finally gotten on the same page and conceded that we don't need to send Gitmo Yemenis back to their home country just now because of the danger of them returning to jihad.

The bad news is they will likely be coming to Thomson, Illinois!

Excuse me while I bang my head against the wall at the ignorance of an administration that continues to treat terrorists like common criminals and put national security on the back burner, ignoring the lessons of the past.

Via Fox News:

The U.S. will not transfer any detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Yemen right now, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.

Ninety detainees in Gitmo are from Yemen, which is combating a resurgent Al Qaeda. A delayed return could mean they will end up in a federal prison in Thomson, Illinois, Gibbs said.

How 'bout this Skippy? Leave Gitmo open to do the job it was designed to do and has been doing quite well for a number of years now? What guarantees do you have that al-Qaeda isn't going to use Thomson as a "recruiting tool" as you say Gitmo has been?

Speaking of TOOLS....

Via Memeorandum


Rational Nation USA said...

Loved the post! Lets hope good news ultimately prevails and Skippy takes your advice.

Red said...

That's what I'm saying? What difference does it make if we hold in Gitmo versus here? Closing Gitmo is a dumb idea. Even I can see that!

G.R. said...

What slays me is how this Administration and their Kool-Aid drinking followers constantly point out, "Well, Bush released some of the detainees back to Yemen and see what happened?"

Yes, we did see what happened, so why is it that this Administration wants to basically go down that road too?

Making the same mistake is something Obama can't blame on Bush. Although he'll try.