Feinstein: No more transfers from Gitmo to Yemen

posted at 10:55 am on December 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

This is the sound of Barack Obama’s policy of closing Guantanamo Bay coming to a screeching halt:

The senior Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee wants no more Guantanamo Bay detainees released to Yemen in the wake of a Christmas day terrorist attack hatched in that country.

“Guantanamo detainees should not be released to Yemen at this time,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in a statement. “It is too unstable.” …

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Tuesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to halt the transfer of six Guantanamo detainees to Yemen given the danger they realize that country now poses.

Obama could afford to ignore McCain, and perhaps Lieberman as well.  He can’t afford to ignore Feinstein.  While she trends more hawkish than many of her Democratic colleagues in the Senate, she doesn’t have the same kind of gadfly status of Lieberman or even Ben Nelson.  She’s no Scoop Jackson, which makes this statement even more compelling, and even more problematic for Obama.

This is simply common sense — and it was common sense before Umar Abdulmutallab ever boarded a plane for Amsterdam, Detroit, or even Yemen.  The US has known of the rise of al-Qaeda in Yemen for the past few years.  The Yemeni government has done little to stem it, either through a lack of means or a lack of will, and the difference between the two matters little for practical purposes.  If the Saudi terrorist-rehab program has been a flop, its Yemeni counterpart has been demonstrably worse.  Even when Yemen imprisons AQ operatives, they routinely escape and rejoin their radical-Islamist comrades.

Given the open recidivism of those already released to Yemen, no good case can be made that continuing the catch-and-release program in Yemen bolsters American security in any way.  Only if we radio-tagged the Gitmo detainees before setting them loose in Yemen would that be true.  The push to release these hardened terrorists from a secure facility fulfills only political considerations, not security issues, and those should be secondary at best.  Thankfully, no one lost their life in last week’s reminder of those priorities.

Update: Allahpundit shot this over to me after I finished writing the post:

A senior Obama administration official pushed back against critics of the White House’s plans to transfer some detainees at Guantanamo Bay to Yemen as it moves toward closing the facility, saying the process for transfers are “consistent with our national security interests.”

The fresh criticism, including a letter from Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) calling on President Obama to halt the transfers of any detainees to Yemen, comes after reports of links between the country and the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack.

“I am aware of a lot of people pointing back at the way the transfers were handled under the Bush administration that apparently they have some concerns about that,” said the official, who had not seen the senators’ letter. “I didn’t hear many of those concerns at the time, but there were obviously hundreds and hundreds of detainees that were transferred under the old regime.”

Regime?  We don’t have regimes in the US — or we didn’t until now.  Is the Obama White House comfortable with calling themselves the present “regime”?

And for the record, some of us had serious misgivings about sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen.  In fact, some of us were warning about it as far back as 2005.  Maybe Obama was too busy running for his next office to notice.


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It takes awhile for these people’s brains to get going. The rest of us came to this conclusion years ago.

search4truth on December 30, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Closing the barn door long after the horse has escaped.

coldwarrior on December 30, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Well it wouldn’t be a day unless they were blaming Bush for something.

gophergirl on December 30, 2009 at 10:58 AM

I wonder if Bush sent people out of GITMO for PC\PR reasons.

Is Obama just going to pivot and say these Yupping Yemenese will for to ILLMO?

WashJeff on December 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Why does this strike me as hilarious?

ORconservative on December 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

Title should read:

No More Transfers From Gitmo. PERIOD!

singlemalt_18 on December 30, 2009 at 11:01 AM

The Bush regime….LOL

Cat….Kettle…..Black

PatriotRider on December 30, 2009 at 11:03 AM

I didn’t hear many of those concerns at the time, but there were obviously hundreds and hundreds of detainees that were transferred under the old regime.

I will consider this a green light for tweaking our resident trolls that the Obama administration is now a regime. Link and quoute saved in my notes file for future fun.

WashJeff on December 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Regime? We don’t have regimes in the US — or we didn’t until now.

We certainly do now, it is a puppet regime, we just aren’t sure yet who the puppet master is. Other than George Soros.

fourdeucer on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

So who the frack is the “senior Obama administration official” that is comfortable spouting the typical blame Bush platitudes and criticizing the critics of his Highness?

tru2tx on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

You can be intelligent and naive or stupid and incompetent. When the results are the same from both, there is no difference. Feinstein, Boxer and Peloser are the epitome of this fact. They are an insult to the female gender.

volsense on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

So did AQ site the existence of GITMO for the attempted attack too? AQ might as well list this too to bully the Obama administration to close GITMO.

WashJeff on December 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Only if we radio-tagged the Gitmo detainees before setting them loose in Yemen would that be true.

Many moons ago I suggested stuffing these guys with explosives and a GPS tracker. When they get close to somebody we want dead…..Boom!

BobMbx on December 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Diane Feinstein….neocon.

notagool on December 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Darn. Next semester they were going to start on mosaics.

Cicero43 on December 30, 2009 at 11:07 AM

the process for transfers are “consistent with our national security interests.”

Inside job for sure. Why was Obama out of DC when this happened?

SouthernGent on December 30, 2009 at 11:07 AM

This is the sound of Barack Obama’s policy of closing Guantanamo Bay coming to a screeching halt:

followed by the sound of anal sphincters slamming shut in Washington, DC (save for the congressman from Massachusetts).

ted c on December 30, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Feinstein, Boxer and Peloser are the epitome of this fact. They are an insult to the female gender.

volsense on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California Girls
/sarc

WashJeff on December 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Will Feinstein put her money where her mouth is and demand a vote on this when the Senate returns?

I doubt it.

rockmom on December 30, 2009 at 11:11 AM

I prefer “Light shines on Marblehead” but I suppose its a MA saying.

Rich on December 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM

I wonder if Shipley et all will whine about Sen. Dianne Feinstein politicizing this and attacking Obama.

aikidoka on December 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Is there really a difference between Yemen and Chicago?
*
Actually I think they should be released to Gitmo, open the gates and let them swim home….

right2bright on December 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Spray paint them florescent orange then set them loose. That should light up a scope from 100 yards.

fogw on December 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM

What would be the best e-mail to start sending the “YOU PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!” e-mails to?

j_galt on December 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM

no good case can be made that continuing the catch-and-release program in Yemen bolsters American security in any way. Only if we radio-tagged the Gitmo detainees before setting them loose in Yemen would that be true.

Then we’d have to change the name from catch-n-release to catch-n-release-n-track-n-hunt…..

sticky ethics?

ted c on December 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM

Wait, wait, wait.

I’ve got it….

They’re saying there’s precedent for the actions they’re taking.

The mind reels.

KinleyArdal on December 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Time to make that new terrorist prison in Illinois bigger…

albill on December 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Sen. Feinstein is going to find herself trapped inside one of President Obama’s strawmen.

myrenovations on December 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

saying the process for transfers are “consistent with our national security interests.”

Man, the political ads really are writing themselves these days, eh?

JusDreamin on December 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

What would be the best e-mail to start sending the “YOU PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!” e-mails to?

j_galt on December 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM

I would start with steele@gop.com.

If they had embraced conservative core values instead of the “Big Tent” platform, we would not be discussing the events of Christmas Day…because it wouldn’t have happened.

BobMbx on December 30, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Na Na Na Nana! Bush did it an we are scoring political points by saying that. Man these guys are just pathetic.

rob verdi on December 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Yeah, I would start with Steel as well. Where the hell is the GOP?
I do agree with a strategy of standing back and letting the left kill itself off but the the GOP should be projecting a picture of strength not invisibility.

ORconservative on December 30, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Obama isn’t going to even hesitate to release more prisoners.

He ALWAYS doubles down on the dumb rather than admit his position is, was, or ever will be, wrong.

Mord on December 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Sorry, Steele. Pure typo.

ORconservative on December 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Good points, Ed.

Regime, indeed; consider the source.

So far as blaming Bush bipartisanship for accommodating Democratic demands, goes to show, it never pays to placate Marxists.

Feinstein “doesn’t have the same kind of gadfly status of Lieberman or even Ben Nelson.”

That strokes Feinstein. Consider exactly who promoted the law prioritizing water rights of the minnow above the CA farming irrigation requirements. Others have tagged Feinstein along with Pelosi as Weird Sisters from Macbeth.

Did you really used to see Lieberman function as a gadfly prior to his excommunication from the Democrat’s Party? Has he really changed; or rather hasn’t it been the DNC having progressed far further LEFT, and Lieberman remaining Lieberman?

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Well, the little guy does kind of fancy himself in the Chavez/Castro mold. “Regime” is how the little tards think of themselves. Who am I to argue?

MNHawk on December 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM

What would be the best e-mail to start sending the “YOU PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!” e-mails to?

j_galt on December 30, 2009 at 11:14 AM

everyonewhovotedfortheone.com

derft on December 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Regime? We don’t have regimes in the US — or we didn’t until now.

We certainly do now, it is a puppet regime, we just aren’t sure yet who the puppet master is. Other than George Soros.

fourdeucer on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Darth Sidious. Are you there?

thomashton on December 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Feinstein should watch her back. Don’t think they aren’t watching, sister.

mchristian on December 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Feinstein, Boxer and Peloser are the epitome of this fact. They are an insult to the female gender.

volsense on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California Girls /sarc

WashJeff on December 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Macbeth’s Californicationed Witch Trio.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM

We should be talking about not closing Gitmo instead of not transferring prisoners. McCain. Graham, Lieberman and Feinstein would get a lot more positive reaction if they would support keeping Gitmo in Gitmo, and keeping all the prisoners there.

fourdeucer on December 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

fourdeucer on December 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

But Illinois wants the detainees…………

ORconservative on December 30, 2009 at 11:27 AM

NOW they realize Yemen is a danger?

Good friggin grief.

Midas on December 30, 2009 at 11:27 AM

McCain, Graham, and Lieberman are trying to stop something that already happened.

Patterico on December 30, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Did you really used to see Lieberman function as a gadfly prior to his excommunication from the Democrat’s Party? Has he really changed; or rather hasn’t it been the DNC having progressed far further LEFT, and Lieberman remaining Lieberman?

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 11:21 AM

I have said the exact same thing before. Our LLL paper is constantly going on about the “traitor” Lieberman and how he single handed almost killed Obama Care, etc.. And they used to love him. When he got the BRAC for the Sub Base stopped, the New London Day could not stop heaping him with praise, but lately they are all over him. Lieberman has not changed, the Democratic party has changed. He is still the same guy he was 10-15 years ago. It’s just his previous party morphed into something bizarre.

Johnnyreb on December 30, 2009 at 11:31 AM

fourdeucer on December 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM

You’re right.

Simply isolating a Yemen problem within the global terrorism community is no better than applying a band-aid to heal a decapitation.

GITMO is not merely the symbol of America’s preservation, but the reality of whether or not our nation suffers from free Jihadi terrorists.

As per “illegal torture”–water boarding enemy combatants was ruled a legal interrogation measure before it ever occurred. Our intelligence community did NOT torture GITMO detainees. And you can’t legally charge an American with a crime that was not a crime at the time of the incident. It takes corrupt terrorist enablers like Obama and Holder to proceed as they are.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 11:34 AM

These people are geniuses, I tell you. Is it me or this a classic no-brainer?

That idiot President of ours does not seem to be on our side, does he?

Exactly what was so hard about figuring this one out?

drjohn on December 30, 2009 at 11:36 AM

If I recall during the Bush “regime” the likes of Obama, ACLU, and the “progressives” were the ones demanding the release of these prisoners.Blaming Bush isn’t going to cut it this time.

sandee on December 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM

McCain, Graham, and Lieberman are trying to stop something that already happened.

Patterico on December 30, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Political posturing AS IF concerned. Is the gesture noble? Since no effort is being made to preserve GITMO, negative. But putting it out there for public view instigates discussion–but if only a distraction from accomplishing significance, such as the termination of PC, all to no avail.

We need focus.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on Tuesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to halt the transfer of six Guantanamo detainees to Yemen given the danger they realize that country now poses.

A little late to the party but you’re welcome anyway.

chemman on December 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

***
Possibly DiFi hears the sound of some TSUNAMI’s coming in the 2010, 2012, and 2014 elections! Like the old saw said, “Nothing clears up your thinking like being condemned to hang!”
***
John Bibb
***

rocketman on December 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

If I recall during the Bush “regime” the likes of Obama, ACLU, and the “progressives” were the ones demanding the release of these prisoners.Blaming Bush isn’t going to cut it this time.

sandee on December 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM

EXACTLY.

Assuming the PC posture to accommodate the loyal Marxists in government never pays. Give an inch, lose not only your life, but lose a nation.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM

This is simply common sense

As there is damned little of it in Washington, DC. People need to start voting WITH THEIR FEET AND REFUSE TO FLY. Maybe that will get the attention of the asshat politicians.

GarandFan on December 30, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Johnnyreb on December 30, 2009 at 11:31 AM

My problem with this trio of men (Graham, McCain, Lieberman) is that after saluting the flag, they screw the pooch. Even as a trio, they require adult supervision, refuting the shackles of conservative obligations.

Even if the others are bozos, Graham actually is a brilliant prosecutor. But being corrupt, he is as unreliable as a Mafia boss as per looking out for OUR national interests above his own career and wealth.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 11:47 AM

The fresh criticism, including a letter from Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) calling on President Obama to halt the transfers of any detainees to Yemen, comes after reports of links between the country and the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack.

I am amazed Ed didn’t notice this or anyone else. Notice how one Senator is left off that list? The person who actually sent the letter and demanded we stop sending the prisoners? By only mentioning those three it gives Obama the cover he needs to deny the request.

txaggie on December 30, 2009 at 11:48 AM

I heard that they were too late with the letter and that the detainees were sent out on dec 20th….

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Time to make that new terrorist prison in Illinois bigger…

albill on December 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Prison? I thought that was going to be the Obama Presidential Library?

barnone on December 30, 2009 at 11:51 AM

I didn’t hear many of those concerns at the time, but there were obviously hundreds and hundreds of detainees that were transferred under the old regime.

I wonder if the Senate Foreign Relations committee in 2004-2008 ever discussed Yemen.

MayBee on December 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM

And for the record, some of us had serious misgivings about sending Gitmo detainees to Yemen. In fact, some of us were warning about it as far back as 2005. Maybe Obama was too busy running for his next office to notice.

Exactly. Moreover, the fact that detainees were transferred out of GITMO was because of intense pressure from groups like Amnesty International, the ACLU, Code Pink, Eric Holder’s law firm, and all the usual suspects (not to mention the lamestream media) who hated the idea of a GITMO from the beginning (and spread falsehoods about horrible conditions and “torture” going on there).

Buy Danish on December 30, 2009 at 11:56 AM

The Left owns this thankfully-failed bombing attempt in full, and no amount of ass covering is going to make it go away. The libs’ true mindset is clear, most often in action.

Some libs posting here are quick to say ‘no one said that’ when we make certain statements about this Administration’s (not regime’s) intentions. Well, now someone high up has said it.

I think our case is fully clear on all counts. Unless the libs move the goalpost again. Or mention the Crusades.

Liam on December 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Barack Obama gets an ‘F’ for protecting Americans

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Buy Danish on December 30, 2009 at 11:56 AM

i wonder if any of their love ones were on that plane…you think they would change their tune…

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM

I sshe saying Obama’s ‘respect for Islam’ policy has failed?

tarpon on December 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Liam on December 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Historically, the Muslims instigated the circumstances –including raiding, pillaging, raping and PIRATING European coastal communities for the white slave trade– that resulted in the European response commonly referenced as the Crusades.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:07 PM

i wonder if any of their love ones were on that plane…you think they would change their tune…

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM

But they take chartered flights, or Air Force One.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

How many billion$ is Feinstein twisting from Obama’s administration?

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Historically, the Muslims instigated the circumstances –including raiding, pillaging, raping and PIRATING European coastal communities for the white slave trade– that resulted in the European response commonly referenced as the Crusades.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Oh, I know. But I’ve seen and heard libs make mention of them when they have nothing else with which to make a defense of their policies. And, of course, the United States didn’t exist in the 13th Century. North America hadn’t been discovered except by the Vikings, either, and they didn’t talk about it much.

This regime (/sarc) and the Dems in general keep kicking the legs out from under their own supporters.

Liam on December 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

There is no more solemn duty for an American commander-in-chief than the marshalling of “all elements of American power” – the phrase Obama himself used on Monday – to protect the people of the United States. In that key respect, Obama failed on Christmas Day, just as President George W. Bush failed on September 11th (though he succeeded in the seven years after that).

Yes, the buck stops in the Oval Office. Obama may have rather smugly given himself a “B+” for his 2008 performance but he gets an F for the events that led to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarding a Detroit-bound plane in Amsterdam with a PETN bomb sewn into his underpants. He said today that a “systemic failure has occurred”. Well, he’s in charge of that system.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Liam on December 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Yes. The record simply proves the Muslim fault.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:15 PM

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM

duh :-)

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Clue meet Diane Feintstein, Diane Feinstein meet clue!

fbcmusicman on December 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Barack Obama gets an ‘F’ for protecting Americans

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Historically, the Muslims instigated the circumstances –including raiding, pillaging, raping and PIRATING European coastal communities for the white slave trade– that resulted in the European response commonly referenced as the Crusades.

maverick muse on December 30, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Great article and the connection to the crusades.

fourdeucer on December 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Darn. Next semester they were going to start on mosaics.

Cicero43 on December 30, 2009 at 11:07 AM

No, I think the terrorist art and rehab schools offer sewing and knitting next semester.

TXUS on December 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM

I like how DiFi qualified her assertion about transfers to Yemen with ‘for now’, giving herself and the rest of the Dems an out if Obowmao does what he plans no matter what.

It all seems a sham like Dowd’s ‘criticism’ of Obowmao’s tepid response to the near-disaster of Flight 235. In short order, it’ll be business as usual among the Left.

Liam on December 30, 2009 at 12:21 PM

When is Teleprompter Jesus going to wake up and understand that ALL the terrorists are Muslims?

We need to stop this PC nonsense and treat all Muslims as suspected terrorists, NOT common criminals (to be given Miranda rights, lawyers and trials in civilian courts), until proven otherwise. We need to keep Gitmo open and we need to start PROFILING immediately…before it’s too late.

Barb Dwyer on December 30, 2009 at 12:23 PM

The six detainees were sent back to Yemen more than a week ago, according to a December 20 press release from the Justice Department.

Ed, you made need to update the thread

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 12:26 PM

disregard Ed, it’s in your link as well….my bad

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM

disregard Ed, it’s in your link as well….my bad
cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Where? I don’t see it. All I see is verbiage about announcement of plans to release them, nothing about the “repatriation” having already taken place.

Buy Danish on December 30, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Feinstein’s warning comes just nine days after the Department of Justice announced the most recent transfer of 12 detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan, Yemen and Somaliland. Six of the 12 were transferred to the government of Yemen.
….In the Dec. 20 announcement about the detainees’ release…..

it appears that there were a little too late in sending that letter

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 12:44 PM

From the politico article:

A Justice Department spokesman, Matthew Miller, confirmed that the detainees had, in fact, been repatriated.

A spokeswoman for McCain, Brooke Buchanan, confirmed that the letter referred to the same six Yemenis, and said the gap in the senators’ knowledge raised questions about the administration’s communications with Congress.

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Oh, I see it. “Six of the 12 were transferred to the government of Yemen.” I think most of us have been under the impression that there were plans to transfer detainees, not that transfers had already taken place, without the advance knowledge of congress.

This is important too:

Bond sent the White House a letter in May asking Obama to release information the Guantanamo Bay Review Task Force used in determining each detainee’s propensity for recidivism. In December, Bond sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, asking him to declassify a recent report containing updated recidivism statistics on released Guantanamo Bay detainees. Neither letter received an answer.

Buy Danish on December 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM

I’m sure there are many holes in this idea but, why not drug all the detainees at Gitmo and surgically plant gps tracking devices on them? Release them to their respective countries and…..well, proceed prudently from there.

grouchymonk on December 30, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Curious how it seems the regime didn’t tell Congress about the transfers, either before or after the fact.

Liam on December 30, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Waitaminute. Didn’t al-Harbi and Shari get released to Saudi Arabia for “rehabilitation” and make their own way to Yemen?

Why release these assclowns at all? The Caribbean is pretty deep and I’m sure they have concrete mix and a boat capable of going at least 50 miles offshore at Gitmo.

Just sayin’.

CitizenH on December 30, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Gitmo, Gitmo, Gitmo. Why don’t we just expand Gitmo instead. You know, like the whole island.

We should release these guys once hostilities have ended. Period. It’s a WAR bARRY.

Mojave Mark on December 30, 2009 at 1:14 PM

I’m sure there are many holes in this idea but, why not drug all the detainees at Gitmo and surgically plant gps tracking devices on them? Release them to their respective countries and…..well, proceed prudently from there.
grouchymonk on December 30, 2009 at 1:01 PM

Ha! There are a few holes in that idea, but since I’m pretty sure that drugging them is out, they could give them special GPS enabled copies of the Koran and/or Playboy Magazine, along with official GITMO prayer rugs and special FATWA-writing pens that would go with them everywhere.

Buy Danish on December 30, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Buy Danish on December 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM

good catch

cmsinaz on December 30, 2009 at 1:24 PM

So who the frack is the “senior Obama administration official” that is comfortable spouting the typical blame Bush platitudes and criticizing the critics of his Highness?

tru2tx on December 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

The shorter list is whichever the “senior Obama administration officials” who HAVEN’T blamed Bush for one thing or another (and some think this list, like unicorns who crap skittles, doesn’t exist).

ya2daup on December 30, 2009 at 1:27 PM

they could give them special GPS enabled copies of the Koran and/or Playboy Magazine

Hmmm, maybe the ‘one’ could personally pardon them and after asking for their forgiveness give them a signed (gps enabled) copy of ‘dreams’. It’s win win the ‘one’ gets to play his Messiah to the world game and the cia possibly gets pinpoint locations of terrorist cells.

grouchymonk on December 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM

The push to release these hardened terrorists from a secure facility fulfills only political considerations, not security issues,…

Any voter who advocates for their return, should be REQUIRED to go with them. Just because they’re too stupid to recognize the risk, doesn’t mean we should allow them to take us over the cliff with ‘em.

SoldiersMom on December 30, 2009 at 1:55 PM

grouchymonk on December 30, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Good idea. Also, GPS enabled autographed Barack Obama golf balls, CDs of his “historic” Cairo speech which praises Islam for inventions and things it didn’t actually invent, Signed/framed photos of Eric Holder, Yes We Can! commemorative plates reconfigured to read, “Yes we can get out of GITMO!”…

Buy Danish on December 30, 2009 at 2:01 PM

You have to ask why captured terrorists are “escaping” all the time in Yemen. Easy, the guards are afraid. They have families and friends and do not want either to end up beheaded. This is why we have Gitmo. And why sending prisoners from Gitmo to the U.S. is a mistake. How long before a terrorist team holds a school hostage in the town where the prison is located in order to force the release of one of their buddies? Domestic criminals never try this because as bad as they are even they have limits.

Terrorists are a different breed. I posted a comment on the mystery behind why they haven’t hit us more than they have at home.

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2009/12/30/glenn-becks-guest-host-misses-the-point-churches-are-a-heck-of-a-good-soft-target/

archer52 on December 30, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Don’t believe a word coming out of this woman’s piehole.
I remember just a few days after 9/11/01 she was proposing to cancel all student-visas for foreign students.
And within days she backtracked, and became the staunchest supporter of the ACLU guidelines on national safety and LaRaza guidelines on illegal aliens.
She says whatever has to be said to keep the dough flowing to her husband.

macncheez on December 30, 2009 at 3:36 PM

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