Get Ready: Obama Planning to Release 17 More Islamic Terrorists from GITMO Next Month
Officials from Barack Obama’s outgoing administration have made Congress aware that they intend to transfer 17 or 18 of the 59 remaining detainees from Guantanamo Bay by the end of next month, according to the New York Times.
By law, the Pentagon must notify Congress 30 days before a prisoner transfer, a deadline that Obama made on Monday.
The Obama administration is emptying the military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility of avowed terrorists captured fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, but several American service members languish in another military prison for actions on those same battlefields that their supporters say merit clemency, if not gratitude.
Among the prison population at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas, are remaining members of the so-called “Leavenworth 10,” convicted service members doing terms ranging from 10 to 40 years for heat-of-the-battle decisions their supporters say saved American lives.
“The very people who protect our freedoms and liberties are having their own freedoms and liberties taken away,” said retired U.S. Army Col. Allen West, a former congressman and political commentator. “I think it’s appalling and no one is talking about this issue.”
It is hard to believe all the snowflakes were committing themselves to loony bins, because this form of national policy-making wasn’t going to continue forever. Even I have trouble seeing how an amygdala gets programmed to trigger at that.
On the bright side, I imagine within a month of President Trump taking office, he will have killed the terrorists Obama freed, and freed the warriors Obama imprisoned.
As they say, elections have consequences.