But given the attack Friday on Paris, certainly his top advisors were gathered around the Oval Office this weekend suggesting that now might not be a good time to … wait, this just in …
The United States announced the transfer Sunday of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates as part of an effort to eventually close the detention center in Cuba.
The Defense Department announced the move, which leaves 107 detainees at the facility — inching President Barack Obama closer to his long-held goal of shuttering it.
As we’ve learned from past experience, transferring prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay back to foreign countries isn’t a bright idea. Turns out that of the 600 turned loose via transfer, more than 100 are suspected of reengaging in terrorist or insurgent activities.
Colorado may well become a target for terrorist sympathizers who decide to strike at regions where detainees are moved, but at least we don’t have to worry about Syrian refugees … wait, this just in …
Gov. Hickenlooper has announced that Colorado will host a house-warming party for Syrian refugees.
“Our first priority remains the safety of our residents. We will work with the federal government and Homeland Security to ensure the national verification processes for refugees are as stringent as possible. We can protect our security and provide a place where the world’s most vulnerable can rebuild their lives.”
Interestingly, France also said that their first priority was the safety of their residents, so they closed their borders in the aftermath.