“The clock has struck midnight and the American people have won,” said Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who has said he would oppose any effort to move detainees to prison facilities in his state. “The president needs to admit that.”
Instead, Obama is doing the unthinkable, allowing detainees to strike plea deals so they can be released back onto the front lines of the war on terror, while sending some prisoners to other foreign countries to be released STRIKE prosecuted.
There were more than 100 prisoners in the camp when Obama began his efforts to transfer them to the U.S.
Now Obama’s strategy is to release the majority of prisoners in order to convince Congress that it’s too costly to keep Gitmo open for just a handful of detainees.
Dozens have been released and another 30 cleared to go to other countries, which leaves about 50 detainees in Gitmo. A handful are ready to face trial, but more will be sent overseas for prosecution.
It’s a dastardly plan, and all just to keep a ridiculous campaign promise Obama made in order to get elected.
We may have succeeded in keeping the detainees out of Colorado, but it looks like Obama is determined to keep them as players in the war on terrorism.