Sunday, January 03, 2010

Obama Administration Still Sending Gitmo Detainees Back To Yemen

Catch and release indeed:

The United States still intends to send some Yemeni detainees at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, facility back to Yemen despite a terrorist threat there, President Barack Obama's terrorism czar said Sunday.

John Brennan, the assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that the failed Christmas Day terror attack on a U.S. airliner doesn't change the plan to close the Guantanamo facility.

On Saturday, Obama linked the airline bombing suspect to an al Qaeda affiliate based in Yemen.

Brennan called the failed attack on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan a "unique incident" that won't affect the process of closing the Guantanamo facility.

Nothing to see here, just move along.....

Dick Cheney was exactly right. The Obama Administration is pretending we're not at war, and would prefer a series of 'incidents' like this and Fort Hood to avoid actually confronting that fact.

What Brennan doesn't mention is that that Yemen is such a toxic environment that we just closed our embassy there.

Brennan, by the way, is another of Obama's countless 'czars'. Given the recidivism rate of terrorist detainees who've been released and then returned to jihad,I can't imagine what the thinking is behind this.

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