President Barack Hussein Obama is again hectoring the legislative branch to let him import Islamic terrorists to the United States.
The madrassa-educated Democrat revealed his latest plan to tranfer a majority of the Islamic terrorists housed in the US facility at Guantanamo Bay to other countries–where they will likely be released. The remainder, who are too dangerous to be transferred abroad, would be brought to the US mainland, in violation of federal law.
In a brief sermon at the White House, the president said:
The plan we’re putting forward today isn’t just about closing the facility at Guantanamo. It’s not just about dealing with the current group of detainees . . . .This is about closing a chapter in our history. It reflects the lessons we’ve learned since 9/11.
Keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. It undermines our standing in the world. It is viewed as a stain on our broader record of upholding the highest standards of rule of law.
The plan is deemed a non-starter. Sen. John McCain almost immediately said
that the president’s plan was “not a credible plan for closing Guantanamo, let alone a coherent policy to deal with future terrorist detainees.” And Speaker of the House Paul Ryan pointed out that it “fails to provide critical details required by law,” adding “It is against the law — and it will stay against the law — to transfer terrorist detainees to American soil.” . . . . . . . . . .
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Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio insisted
that Guantanamo will remain open. . .
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“Not only are we not going to close Guantanamo. When I am President, if we capture a terrorist alive, they are not getting a court hearing in Manhattan, they are not going to be sent to Nevada, the are going to Guantanamo,” Rubio said ahead of the Republican caucus in Las Vegas Tuesday.
You wake up this morning to the news that the President is planning to close Guantanamo, maybe even giving it back to the Cuban government.
Number one, we are not giving back an important Naval base to an anti-American Communist dictatorship.
And, number two, we are not going to close Guantanamo. In fact, we shouldn’t be releasing the people that are there now. They are enemy combatants.
According to Sen. McCain, 30% of released Guantanamo detainees re-engage in terrorism.