Guantanamo Bay detainee transferred to New York
So it begins. The Obama administration has made its first transfer of a detainee at the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to United States soil. Ahmed Ghailani, arrived in New York early Tuesday to be tried in federal court in lower Manhattan for his role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed more than 224 people. Ghailani’s transfer | Read More »
Germany disinclined to acquiesce to Obama’s Uighur request.
As Track-A-’Crat notes, the administration is at best spinning its difficulties to get anybody else to take the Uighurs. The President is claiming that there have been no hard commitments, which implies that negotiations for giving some over to Germany are still going on: Strictly speaking, that may be true. But according to information obtained by SPIEGEL, Germany has long since blocked the idea of | Read More »
New York Terrorists Radicalized in Prison
Where demanded by justice and national security, we will seek to transfer some detainees to the same type of facilities in which we hold all manner of dangerous and violent criminals within our borders — namely, highly secure prisons that ensure the public safety. President Barack Obama, May 21, 2009 Authorities in New York have discovered that the four alleged terrorists arrested last week while | Read More »
Big Speech, Small Man
It is fitting that President Barack Obama’s much-hyped and anticipated speech on his plan for the detainees currently held at Gunatanamo Bay was delivered in the rotunda of the National Archives building. Throughout his speech, the argumemts of a petulant child stubbornly refusing to accept any responsibility for his actions could be heard echoing around the marble hall. The president’s speech was not courageous, uplifting, | Read More »
Keep America Safe
In one of his first acts in office, President Barack Obama signed an executive order demanding the closure of the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay by the end of the year. However, he failed to explain any type of plan as to how the base would be closed, including what would be done with the prisoners within. There was immediate backlash from both sides | Read More »
Pentagon: Like It or Not, Gitmo Terrorists Coming to US
Michele Flournoy, President Barack Obama’s newly minted Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, may have unwittingly given a preview of Obama’s big speech on the fate of terrorists currently held at Guantanamo Bay, when she spoke after the Senate overwhelmingly voted to strip funding for implementing the closure from the Administration’s supplemental budget request for Iraq and Afghanistan. Flournoy essentially said that members of Congress | Read More »
Five Alternatives to Gitmo
Poor Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats are having trouble figuring out what to do with the 241 detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. Such is the dilemma that follows an admittedly ‘hasty decision‘ that Reid nonetheless insists was ‘a right one’ – even as Congress attempts to ‘unwind‘ that brilliant decision. Got it? So in the interest of bipartisanship, I humbly submit five options | Read More »
Bailouts for Terrorists?!?!?
In a stunning move, the Obama Administration is considering not only releasing some of the Guantanamo Bay terrorists in the United States, but we are also going to “bail them out” by giving them some sort of welfare to get started in their new life as a sleeper cell. President Barack Obama’s intelligence chief confirmed Thursday that some Guantanamo inmates may be released on US | Read More »
McConnell on GTMO
Brian covered a lot of what Mitch McConnell said here at CPC in an earlier post, but there was one very commendable thing he said. He took on the administration’s policy related to GTMO. Hopefully this signals a fight. “Conservatives also believe that the government has no more solemn duty than to protect the people who established it. And on this last point, let’s be | Read More »
Commander Lippold: Obama To Give Terror Victims’ Families “Seat At Table”
Today, President Obama held a late afternoon meeting with some of the families of victims of the terror attack on the USS Cole as well as families of victims of 9/11. Among those present was CDR Kirk S. Lippold, USN (Ret.) who was the commander of the USS Cole when it was attacked. Shortly after his meeting with the President, I had an opportunity to | Read More »
Obama to meet with terror victim families – has some ‘splaining to do
President Obama will visit with families of September 11 terrorist attacks and the 17 sailors killed in the terrorist bombing of the USS Cole. Obama has some ‘splaining to do. Groups representing victims’ families were angered by Obama’s half-baked executive order to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay and Obama’s order to drop the charges against the terrorist mastermind of the Cole bombing. | Read More »
Gitmo detainee problem solved!
Now here’s the best idea I’ve heard all day: With the President ordering the closing of Guantanamo Bay, the question arises: what to do with the prisoners there? Of course, there are some on the left that think they need to be released. This, despite ongoing reports of former detainees returning to terrorism. However, let’s assume that the administration recognizes that the bad guys are bad guys | Read More »
How to Close Guantanamo
President Obama has recently announced his intention to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. As a statement of principle, this is unremarkable. President Bush repeatedly stated the same policy goal. However, Obama has set a deadline of one year, which would appear to end the process of kicking the can down the road. Given their ideological commitment to that goal, it is overwhelmingly probable | Read More »
Abortion Torture – The Audacity of Hypocrisy
Newly elected President Barack Obama has recently issued two very controversial executive orders that have some screaming hypocrisy while others are left jumping for joy. The first controversial executive order was to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp within a year. While some may argue it isn’t controversial on all points, it is what was said that have people in a tizzy. He said they | Read More »
Where will Obama put the terrorists?
On Thursday, President Obama directed the closing of the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo Bay, but not for a year. Senator McCain thinks Obama was too hasty and failed to consider where the terrorists detained at Guantanamo will go: “So, the easy part, in all due respect, is to say we’re going to close Guantanamo,” McCain said. “Then I think I would have said where | Read More »