The Obama administration and Democrats are in a pickle over Obama’s boneheaded decision to close Guantanamo Bay. The Democrats are backpedaling at light speed because the issue is a real stinker for them. They are the party of “yes the terrorists can” come to America.
That’s the only option for Obama if he insists on closing Gitmo. This week the Democrats woke up a bit and refused to give money to Obama to move forward with the closure.
Rep. David R. Obey, D-Wis., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, wants to postpone action on the Guantanamo request until after the administration provides a clear plan for what will happen to its detainees, according to the Los Angeles Times
“I’m not going to spend the next two weeks debating something that hasn’t congealed,” Obey said.
So far, Obama doesn’t have the slightest clue what to do with the terrorists. The brainiacs in the White House forgot that those guys held at Gitmo are actually dangerous. Yes, they do want to cut off their heads!
Even Obama’s own administration agrees that at least 100 of them, including the mastermind of 9/11, wouldn’t make good neighbors for American families. And what happens when one of these monsters gets out of prison and hurts Americans, as they tend to do? While in an American prison, they would grow their ranks by recruiting criminals.
Even the Los Angeles Times wrote a story headlined “Democrats face hard time over Guantanamo”:
President Obama’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, one of his first acts after taking office, is putting fellow Democrats on the political hot seat as word spreads that terrorism suspects and other detainees would be relocated to the U.S. or transferred to domestic prisons.
States and municipalities around the country are saying “not in my backyard,” and Republicans are raising the prospect of relocated detainees putting Americans in danger.
“By releasing trained terrorists into civilian communities in the United States, the administration will, by definition, endanger the American people,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
What is exceptionally scary about this issue is that Obama treated it like he was changing the drapes in his bedroom. No big deal. He made a dangerous promise during his campaign to “change” America, then he followed through with the closure plans even as experts and his own administration reported that Guantanamo Bay is secure and abides by all Geneva Conventions. That’s change we can do without.
I have warned since Obama’s misguided plans were unveiled during his campaign that closing Gitmo would endanger America. I visited Gitmo at Christmas and saw firsthand the terrorists in the prisons. Let’s just say they didn’t welcome us with flowers and tea. One hardcore terrorist made the universal throat-cutting gesture at our group, so he wasn’t thinking of cutting flowers.
Most unbelievable is Obama’s arrogance that he knows better than others when he had never even seen Gitmo, but listened to the radicals on the left who want to close it. Obama didn’t want to hurt their feelings. Now he may hurt Americans.
The Los Angeles Times claimed that “The GOP effort to spotlight the issue is part of a campaign to sow anxiety about Obama’s stewardship of national security.”
We all know that Obama doesn’t have a grasp on national security. Conservatives and even some Democrats recognize that it is downright dangerous to subject America to the presence of the very terrorists who helped plan the attack that killed 3,000 innocent people on Sept. 11, 2001. The Democrat Party thinks only in political terms instead of the real-life consequences of their irrational policies.
Some Americans who voted for Obama are starting to wake up from their Wizard of Oz poppy-field comas and realize that he might set free trained terrorists in the United States.
“We need the administration to step it up and cover our flanks more,” said a senior Democratic aide who requested anonymity in acknowledging the political problem, the L.A. Times reported.
They better think less about covering their flanks, and more about the safety of the American people.
“Guantanamo is a huge political problem,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told the Times. “All of us will take some political heat for it.”
Right now it is just a huge political problem for Democrats. But, if they don’t rein in their leader, Obama, they will have huge national security issues and the threat of another cataclysmic attack on our homeland.