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  • Why Terrorists Are Coming To Your Backyard

    Nation Review‘s Andy McCarthy writes:

    President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder contend that America’s civilian federal prisons are secure. Our “supermaxes,” they insist, are up to the task of confining the most lethal terrorists. Even if that were true (and history shows it is not), the argument is the most hollow of strawmen. These terrorists are not going to escape — they are going to walk right out the prison gates. They are going to be freed by a perverse new legal system, an ad hoc creation of progressive federal judges, assisted mightily by an Obama Justice Department rife with lawyers whose former firms and institutions spent the last eight years representing America’s enemies.

    It didn’t have to be this way. President Obama could have gone to Congress and won legislation creating a durable, long-term, and sustainable framework for legal detention. One not just for detainees currently at Guantanamo, but for future high-value captures outside of Afghanistan. But Obama chose a different path. Heritage fellow Cully Stimson explains why:

    So what is really going on here? To those of us who have either served in senior policy posts and dealt with these issues on a daily basis, or followed them closely from the outside, it is becoming increasingly clear that this administration is trying to create the appearance of a tough national-security policy regarding the detention of terrorists at Guantanamo, yet allow the courts to make the tough calls on releasing the bad guys. Letting the courts do the dirty work would give the administration plausible cover and distance from the decision-making process. The numbers speak for themselves.

    Of the 38 detainees whose cases have been adjudicated through the habeas process in federal court in Washington, 30 have been ordered released by civilian judges. That is close to an 80 percent loss rate for the government, which argued for continued detention. Yet, how many of these decisions has this administration appealed, knowing full well that many of those 30 detainees should not in good conscience be let go? The answer: one.

    Letting the courts do it for him gives the president distance from the unsavory release decisions. It also allows him to state with a straight face, as he did at the Archives speech, “We are not going to release anyone if it would endanger our national security, nor will we release detainees within the United States who endanger the American people.”

    No, the president won’t release detainees; he’ll sit back and let the courts to do it for him.

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    21 Responses to Why Terrorists Are Coming To Your Backyard

    1. Freedom of Speech, T says:



    2. Daver Ft. Worth says:

      I sincerely don't wish violence on anyone–but if it has to happen; we can only pray that it happens in a way that will open the eyes of the lawmakers who were sworn to protect us, but now seem bent on doing everything but that.

      The placement of radical Muslims into prison populations is like growing fruit flies in a laboratory and nothing good will ever come of it.

      None are so blind as he who will not see!

    3. tommybattles alabama says:

      obama is a lot like,will play the blame game .i didn't do it,they ( the dirty judges ) did it

      my hands are clean

    4. Perry OK says:

      What? Action without action. Who would have thought. There is a preverse sense of preservation among us. We live in rural america, those people want high volume targets, like cities, large cities where a lot of stupid people live, the ones with that its not right to kill anything/one. I say so shall you sown so shall you weep. When the real world come into vision.

    5. John, Cincinnati says:

      Unless our youth get brainwashed ??

      How do you think he got in office ???

    6. Mike Dodson, Midland says:

      There has already been one who has returned to participate in the effort to kill US soldiers. How many more do we not know about? How many will be released before anyone catches on?

    7. Louis L Cesar F Levy says:

      And the connection with the natural and created sleeping cells will be easier!

      Most of people think of sleeping cells only as some arabs or muslim militants without ever imagining the most dangerous among them, the Fulani who overflow in US cities today. Members of a Muslim Sufi Order-tijania-who seems only occupied with occult but who were already used in West-Africa in a holy-war against african people and were lastly only defeated by French Colonialism. Beware of the Enemy's plan which is more than real and tangible, especially from who see it from its origination, in real time! Every day one more link is added without waking up the Sleepy Giant. Beware!and Wake Up America!

    8. Russ, NM says:

      I just don't understand the purpose of allowing these terrorists to be set free. What good can come of it? What is the point of closing Gitmo? I understand it is one of the better facilities. Why would anyone want them to be detained on our soil? WHAT IS THE POINT AND WHAT GOOD CAN COME OF IT?

    9. Jerry from Chicago says:

      Why are terrorists coming into our backyards?

      Because the idiots running our country are going to put them there, that's why.

    10. Jeff, Rehoboth says:

      Interestingly, the largest conversions of Americans to Islam is happening today in PRISONS.

      It is not surprising that such circumstances drive people to latch on to something spiritual. They must be desperate for it.

      So let's send Islamic radicals there? Just what we need. Crazy religious zealots indoctrinating our most violent offenders. Sounds like a great recipe to me!!

      Great idea Obama, keep up the parade ingenious ideas. America will fall before you're done with it.

    11. Leon, Durango, CO says:

      What? The terrorists are here. Gangsters, lawless administration, fascist liberals. Isn't this a clear and present danger more serious than where we put those murdering Islamic gangsters? Terror? That's subjective, but really I am terrified of what our own government will do next.

    12. Ross writes from Bra says:

      Again, another commander-in-chief who is anything but a real, honest to God Commander-In-Chief. Obama proven that he doesn't know how to take responsibility for his actions; it's just not in his genes. He and his 'confederates-in-crime' have about as much knowledge and understanding of foreign policy, military strategy/operations, and of the real threat to this country as a brick…wait a minute… wasn't he also educated in Indonesia in a radical muslim school as a kid? Did he not bow to the Saudi king(looked like a bow to me!)? For over 20 years didn't he attend a radical church in Chicago who's "minister"(the Reverend Wright) preached hatred of the American way of life and even racism? Hmmmm…

      Maybe instead of saying "GOD BLESS AMERICA", we should be saying(and praying) "GOD SAVE AMERICA" inspite of our collective stupidity as a freedom-loving nation… I know I do!

    13. Marisa, Pennsylvania says:

      We can say anything we want but unless we get out and vote these creeps out of office, we will keep reaping what we sow. Wake up America. There are elections on November 3rd–start now.

    14. John Roane Sarasota says:

      Don't complain go out and do something about it.

    15. Bobbie Jay says:

      the government likes to keep their allies close! They admit their enemies are people of reason, efficiency, honesty, decency, rational, practical, sensible, hardworking, intelligent, independent thinkers…So it's not us they're protecting. It's their allies. We get to suffer the consequences as they are unaccepting of the reasons they hold us to be their enemies. Pompous, immature and Dangerous. The American government of intolerance of anything that makes sense.

    16. Elaine NC says:

      It is past time we write, call, e-mail the liberal press and the Liberal Socialist in our Congress and out, the Presdident and his administration at every opportunity, to attack every lying word they speak and call them on these utterances. To tell them how wrong they are, to condemn their deceit and the price they will pay.

      Their health care plans and cap and Trade tax are the greatest FRAUDS being perpetrated on the American people in a long time.

      If we don't vote them out starting now we are in deep trouble. Our children's futures along with our own will end, as the America we all grew up in and thought would last forever ends. We have all lost loved ones to war, we can't let their sacrifice go undefended. It is our time to stand together no matter what your color or religion to protect and uphold what so many before us sacraficed to hold onto, our Constitution, Rule of Law and Bill of Rights. Greater minds then those in power now gave us the guidelines to independence, freedom and prosperity, and now it is our time to protect and defend in any way you can starting now. We are with you.

    17. Leon, Durango, CO says:

      Obama wants to let this whole new bunch of gangsters loose in our country. Maybe that will make what he is doing less obvious, but my opinion is the Administration is the really dangerous gang and these other guys are just smoke screen. As to why Obama wants our country over run with gangsters, there is no sensible explanation, just the crazy one. Chaos will give him a reason to take over. His solutions will be Communist ones.

    18. Jackson, Dallas, TX says:

      Spot on Ross. I lived and worked in Indonesia for 8 years. The school he went to was near a village not far from where I lived; it was under investigation by the Government for radical practices, some meant to harm the people of their country own. As for the "bow", you are partially correct – he was actually KISSING the ring of the exhalted one; that is customary in Islamic faith.

    19. John Sheets, Utah says:

      Previous revolutions; The American, French, USSR, China, Vietnam, most of South American all took place by force of arms, at least the people knew what was taking place, most of us don't have a clue.

    20. Howard R. Roby says:

      Are you ready to fight for your country ??

    21. yes says:

      I'm ready to fight for my country. What else can we do besides voting them out of office?

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