Absurd Excuses Used to Clear Gitmo Terrorists for Release
Obama wants the worst-of-the-worst Islamic terrorists at Guantanamo freed, and he doesn’t care how preposterous the excuses he has to use to do it. He may never top the trade of five top Taliban commanders for a deserter and probable defector for sheer absurdity, but here are some more that are good for laughs in al Qaeda circles:
One al Qaeda suspect captured in Afghanistan is considered reformed because he took up yoga and read a biography of the Dalai Lama. Another is eligible for release because of his “positive attitude.”
And one longtime detainee, a former bodyguard for Osama bin Laden, is now harmless because he’s going to start a “milk and honey farm.”
The Periodic Review Board already helped clear 78 of the remaining 149 prisoners for release, documents show, and has scheduled more hearings for this summer.
Many of these men were dubbed “forever prisoners” because of the threat they posed to the US – with intelligence officials warning that, if free, they would return to the jihad to kill Americans.
But as we have seen, the safety of Americans is not a high priority for the current administration.
Any sane society would execute these blood-soaked terrorist monsters. But if our society were currently sane, it would have very different leadership.
Obama’s sanctimonious moonbattery guarantees that even the most infamous killers are illegible for release.
In setting up the Periodic Review Board, meanwhile, Obama prohibited members from relying on information that has been obtained as a result of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment (in order) to support a determination that continued law of war detention is warranted for a detainee.”
The bias against interrogation evidence potentially opens up the release of some of Gitmo’s hardest cases, including al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah, 2002 Bali bombing mastermind “Hambali,” and Mohammed al-Qahtani, the suspected 20th hijacker of the 9/11 attacks.
But these releases won’t cause the same outcry, because it’s being done in virtual secrecy. Already, more than 600 prisoners have been transferred out of Gitmo with little fanfare. Two hundred of them were sent back to Afghanistan.
The price for this lunacy will be paid in American lives.
On tips from Ken, Jester, and Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.