On Tuesday, January 5, 2010, the United Kingdom’s Times On Line reported that the Obama administration had released six Guantánamo Bay (GITMO) enemy combatants (terrorists) and sent them back to their home country of Yemen just last month, December of 2009.
Coincidentally, this release of GITMO terrorists occurred around the same time another terrorist attempted to explode a bomb on Christmas Day as his airline flight was on route to Detroit. That terrorist appeared to have help planning his attack by way of a formerly released GITMO detainee.
Oddly enough, Yemen is fast becoming a breeding ground for terrorism. The Times On Line Reported that eleven former GITMO inmates have rejoined Al-Qaeda in Yemen. Yemen’s Al-Qaeda terrorists merged with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Qaeda terrorists last year.
Obama’s response to this news was to announce that for the short term he would not release GITMO terrorists from Yemen. How is this supposed to keep us safe? Not all terrorists held at GITMO are from Yemen. Furthermore, President Obama is still planning to release all GITMO prisoners, including the ones from Yemen, though not at this time.
In less than a year as President, Obama has flown around the world apologizing for America and has cowered to the Iranian holocaust denier and megalomaniac, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Obama also met with the Venezuelan socialist dictator Hugo Chavez, who said that Obama was a “comrade” more left wing than he; an astounding statement from a leftist dictator like Chavez.
Obama has called for the slashing of funds for missile defense for the USA and for our allies like Poland and the Czech Republic, while calling for cuts in the defense budget as we fight two wars. Included on the Obama defense chopping block are cuts for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor, the Multiple Kill Vehicle, the Airborne Laser program and Ground Based Interceptors.
Obama even ordered the National Security Council to focus on climate change instead of terrorism. This from Obama, who has flown around the world in his first six months in office more than any president in history, costing taxpayers millions and spewing green house gases.
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