President Obama announced last week that he will be closing Guantanamo Bay. His policies regarding Gitmo favor terrorists rather than national security. He even exchanged five terrorists for traitor Bowe Berghdahl!
But, his speech was poorly timed. While the president was pontificating on the need to release the terrorists, trouble was brewing in Spain. One of the terrorists previously released from Guantanamo Bay was arrested in Spain for plotting an ISIS attack in that country.
“Three people were arrested in Spain’s North African enclave city of Ceuta while a Moroccan was arrested in the Moroccan border town of Farkhana, next to Melilla, Spain’s other North African enclave, statements from the two nations’ interior ministries said.
One of those detained in Ceuta was the former Guantanamo detainee who was not named by Spanish authorities but described as “a leader who was trained in handling weapons, explosives and in military tactics.” After being captured in 2002 and held in Guantanamo, he was returned to Spain in 2004, said Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz.”
Obama’s poorly timed speech should serve as reminder that Guantamo Bay should not be closed. It serves an important purpose to our national security. Releasing these men so they can kill again is national security suicide.
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H/T: IJ Review