Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Obama Gives Huge Boost to Terrorist Recruitment

Inside Gitmo: The True Story Behind the Myths of Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama, May 21, 2009:
In our constitutional system, prolonged detention should not be the decision of any one man. 
Candidate Barack Obama Jun 16 2008:
And it is my firm belief that we can track terrorists, we can crack down on threats against the United States, but we can do so within the constraints of our Constitution. And there has been no evidence on their part that we can't.

And, you know, let's take the example of Guantanamo. What we know is that, in previous terrorist attacks -- for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center, we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial. They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated.

And the fact that the administration has not tried to do that has created a situation where not only have we never actually put many of these folks on trial, but we have destroyed our credibility when it comes to rule of law all around the world, and given a huge boost to terrorist recruitment in countries that say, "Look, this is how the United States treats Muslims."
President Obama has signed an executive order(one man decision) to indefinitely detain suspected terrorists at Gitmo. If candidate Obama was correct, he has just given a huge boost to terrorist recruitment worldwide.
(WaPo)- President Obama signed an executive order Monday that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who continue to pose a significant threat to national security. The administration also said it will start new military commission trials for detainees there.

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