Thursday, January 22, 2009


President Obama has signed an executive order that will close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp (Gitmo) within one year.

245 suspected terrorists currently reside at the prison, and now the new administration will have two options: Bring them to facilities in America or release them.

Since 2001 this nation has been at war. Military tribunals and interrogating prisoners who may posses information which could save American lives are vital during such times.

President Obama believes the camp to be unconstitutional: but since when does the United States Constitution apply to enemy combatants?

I hardly believe James Madison had al-qaeda or the Taliban in mind when he was drawing up the Bill of Rights.

European powers have long been opposed to Gitmo's operating procedures. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been especially critical. President Obama has made it clear today that his allies in Europe are more important to him than securing the homeland.

I wonder if that Ivy League education of his included any world history classes. I doubt it was in the curriculum for if it had been, Obama should have known not to take the advice of a country who conducted appeasement with Adolf Hitler for three years.

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