What’s the Gitmo Closure Really About?

Obama stated that the reason that al Qaeda attacked us was because of the detainees in Gitmo.

“Make no mistake, we will close Guantanamo prison, which has damaged our national security interests and become a tremendous recruiting tool for al-Qaeda,” he said.

“In fact, that was an explicit rationale for the formation of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.” BBC

So, according to Obama, Gitmo is the reason for the attacks on US soil, he’s planning on closing Gitmo, right?

Well, there is someone who is disagreeing with the reasons for the attack and that is al Qaeda themselves.

Al-Qaeda said the suicide bombing of a CIA base in Afghanistan that killed seven agents last week was “revenge” for the deaths of top militants in US drone strikes in Pakistan, the US monitoring group SITE said on Thursday AFP

Given that Obama is closing Gitmo due to the attacks, will he now stop with the drone attacks in Pakistan?

Obviously, Obama is just politicizing Gitmo in order to appease the Left. But one question plagues me. What is the difference between having detainees in Gitmo versus sending them to  Illinois? Aren’t they still detainees?

Gitmo is at a location where no one can even conceive of being able to break into the facility and help these terrorists escape. It’s surrounded by water. The Thomson Correctional Center is surrounded by land, making it a lot less secure than Gitmo.

Obama needs to be a lot more honest with Americans. Closing Gitmo has nothing to do with national security. It’s about appeasing the Left who voted him into office. And now it’s also about paying Chicago back for their support as well by providing over 3,000 jobs to that state’s citizens.

Seems like that’s pretty much Obama has been doing for the past year — paying people back. I wonder when he’s going to actually start leading this country? There again, just being part of the payback has done enough damage. I fear his actual leadership would make things much worse.


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