Gitmo Detainee Rejoins al-Qaida – Jared
January 23, 2009 Leave a comment
One of President Obama’s first acts was to order the closing within one year of Guantanamo Naval Base prison for enemy combatants. I have a radically different view from the new president on how to deal with captured enemies. Regardless of where they are kept, they should not be allowed trial in a US court, they are not US citizens, nor should they be kept anywhere on American soil for the safety of our own citizens. I think Cuba is a great place for these people.
But the new number 2 for the organization “al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula” is a former Gitmo detainee. Prisoner number 372 according to the organization’s web site.
The decision of President Obama understandably angers the families of victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Where will these terrorist soldiers go when Barack Obama releases them? Back to the battlefield and into enemy leadership spots as prisoner 372 just did is a reality I would rather not have to face.