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Common Sense: Stop Releasing Guantanamo Bay Terrorists to Terrorist Infested Countries

Updated on August 16, 2016

Guantanamo Bay Keeping Americans Safe

Releasing GITMO Prisoners is Gambling with the Lives of Americans

Recently it was announced by the Obama administration that more terrorists will be released back into Middle-Eastern nations. The current batch to be released, which happens to be the largest yet, will be sent to the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan. Of course, UAE is much more stable and safer than Afghanistan but why take the risk? The UAE has a terrorist presence that seems to be on the rise along with the rest of the Arabian Peninsula.

According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence 118 of 676 prisoners that were released by the Bush and Obama administration have been confirmed to rejoin their Jihad against the west. And another 86 have been suspected. With these kind of numbers, at what point will the government admit that they are gambling with the lives of Americans by releasing terrorists?

It doesn't seem to make sense. The Guantanamo Bay facility is very secure and well taken care of. It really is the ideal facility where terrorists should reside. And even if it does have some imperfections, its still a lot better than Afghanistan! And if one of the reasons to close it is to save tax payers money, how come GITMO took priority over some of the other government programs that are known to be of wasteful spending?

And the jury is still out when it comes to torture. It appears to be largely ineffective in some cases but its not something that should be take off of the table completely. Torture is another article for another time. But either way, the Guantanamo Bay facility can still detain terrorists with minimal risk with or without torture policies.

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      Greg Schweizer 

      2 years ago from Corona, California.

      This is the kind of stuff I was afraid of when he was first elected because of his Muslim connections. I had a feeling he would be pulling something like this toward the end of his time and now he has nothing to lose so we can expect him to do anything he can get away with. Greg.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      He wants to release the rest of them, like 61 more is it? He probably will because no one will stop him. What has he got on all these politicians that none will stand up to him?

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      The General Conservative 

      2 years ago from New Hampshire

      The Obama foreign policy is far from perfect that's for sure

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      Greg Schweizer 

      2 years ago from Corona, California.

      Anyone in their right mind should know that they are going to go right back to doing what they were doing before, if not worse. But then, who ever said President Obama is in his right mind. In my opinion they shouldn't be considered "detainees". They should be called exactly what they are, PRISONERS OF WAR. And they should be held there until all of the terrorist groups stop their rampages. Just my opinion, Greg.

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