Obama Changes Mind Over Sending More GITMO Terrorists to Yemen

The idiot realized that he had better skid this wreck to a halt, at least for now.

The U.S. will not transfer any detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Yemen right now, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.

Ninety detainees in Gitmo are from Yemen, which is combating a resurgent Al Qaeda. A delayed return could mean they will end up in a federal prison in Thomson, Illinois, Gibbs said.

“One of the very first things Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula used as a tool was Gitmo,” Gibbs said. “We’re not going to make transfers to a country like Yemen that they’re not capable of handling (the detainees). While we remain committed to closing the detention facility, the determination has been made that right now any additional transfers to Yemen is not a good idea.”

Ya fucking think?

Intelligence sources say alleged Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab spent four months in Yemen and received terror training before carrying explosives on a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. His attempt to detonate the bomb was foiled when his device malfunctioned and he was tackled by a passenger.

The announcement comes as Obama misses his original deadline for closing the facility — a pledge he made on his third day in office. Since taking office, the president has argued that keeping the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay open is more harmful to U.S. national security because extremists use its existence as a recruiting tool and to encourage attacks against Americans.

You know what might curb that “recruiting tool”? Stop allowing GITMO to be used as a tool for sympathy. Expedite military tribunals and execute the fuckers.  Let the world (especially Taliban and Al Qaeda) know that GITMO is only going to be used as a last stop before they take a well deserved dirt nap. Dead muslim terrorists cease to be a threat.

Related post: http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/former-gitmo-prisoners-returned-to-yemen-re-joined-al-qaeda/

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