Friday, January 22, 2010

50 Gitmo Detainees to be held indefinitely

It looks like Obama and the left are finding out the hard way that George Bush might have known what he was going regarding Gitmo: 
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has decided to continue to imprison without trials nearly 50 detainees at the Guantánamo Bay military prison in Cuba because a high-level task force has concluded that they are too difficult to prosecute but too dangerous to release, an administration official said on Thursday.
However, the administration has decided that nearly 40 other detainees should be prosecuted for terrorism or related war crimes. And the remaining prisoners, about 110 men, should be repatriated or transferred to other countries for possible release, the official said, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the numbers. 
The whole idea of closing Gitmo, always had more to do with opposing everything Bush did, than anything to do with reality. Obama’s decision to making closing Gitmo his first priority always seemed to me to be Obama’s willingness to believe all leftwing talking points on the issue, rather than taking the time to really look into the matter.  

Obama’s whole handling of terror in general seems to be like he is trying to follow liberal dogma rather than dealing with the realities at hand. This is why we have such a mix mash terror policy. Obama starts out by following liberal beliefs and then when confronted with stark realities he deviates from the liberal point of view just enough to address the issue at hand. This is why we have two sets of rules for handling terrorists. One set of rules for those caught here and another for those on the battlefield.

This approach is reactionary rather offensive and is simply not aggressive enough to deal with a persistent enemy.  It is only a matter of time before terrorists end up several steps ahead of us and then we will be in for a world of hurt.


OldSouth said...

...only a matter of time...and I pray none of my family, friends, and colleagues are on the plane the Obama administration offers up as the sacrificial lamb to political correctness.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

And of course the left won't understand that Bush wanted to close Gitmo, too, and couldn't do it for the same reasons BO can't. D'oh!

Just a conservative girl said...

I like the fact that he has to admit that Bush did something that was correct. Of course, he only does that in private, but we all know that he has had to admit that to himself.

Unlike President Bush, Obama is very different in public than he is in private. His "clinging to guns and God" comment proved that. President Bush always sounded the same when he caught in a moment of private candor.

The Griper said...

seems as if Obama has been vindicating the Bush policy at every turn since he has been in office, doesn't it?

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

In the words of the Great Bard:

"and my two schoolfellows,
Whom I will trust as I will adders fanged..."

(Hamlet, Act Three, Scene Four)

The detainees in a nutshell.

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