by: the Common Constitutionalist
In 2008, on the campaign trail, Barack Obama vowed to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. I have no doubt that this has stuck in his craw since then.
I contend that one way or the other King Barack is going to empty out that place and close it down. So much for Rush Limbaugh’s thriving Club Gitmo product line.
This move is part of the wind down and pull out of Afghanistan, a war Obama desperately wants to rid himself of, sooner than later, despite him saying years ago, that we should leave Iraq and concentrate on the good and worthy conflict in Afghanistan.
That’s one thing I do agree with – end the Afghan war and bring everyone home immediately. The United States no longer has any business over there or anywhere else, for that matter. We are incapable of the will that is necessary to win a war – so why get our troops killed and wounded due to modern America’s typically weak efforts. But I digress.
In my opinion, and I have no proof, this administration planned on freeing these five scumbags (maybe not these five specifically) all along, as a precursor to freeing the rest. I contend that this administration probably somehow contacted the Taliban and said that we want to free some of your compatriots. Why not make a trade. Maybe the Taliban even suggested the five guys – maybe not.
I’m guessing that the Obama people figured if they could pull off freeing five of the worst detainees and get away with it, the rest would be relatively easy.
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