The Associated Press reports that terrorists who have been released from Guantanamo’s detainee center went on to kill Americans;
Paul Lewis, the Pentagon’s special envoy for Guantanamo detention closure, declined to provide the GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee with details. He would not say whether the incidents occurred before or after President Barack Obama took office in January 2009.
“What I can tell you is unfortunately there have been Americans that have died because of (Guantanamo) detainees,” Lewis said during an exchange with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.
“When anybody dies, it is tragedy and we don’t want anybody to die because we transfer detainees,” Lewis said.
“There are unfortunately going to be acts of terrorism, probably whether the facility is opened or closed,” [Lee Wolosky, the State Department’s special envoy for Guantanamo closure] said. “The proper analysis is, ‘What are the risks of keeping it open in light of the very obvious use of that facility as a propaganda tool,’ which, frankly, you should not have to question.”
So, why even fight terror at all? It’s going to happen no matter what we do, so let’s just throw up our hands and do nothing. We can use that money to give everyone free college, if they can survive the experience.
Category: Terror War