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This is too unbelievable for fiction:

President Barack Obama’s intelligence chief confirmed Thursday that some Guantanamo inmates may be released on US soil and receive assistance to return to society.

“If we are to release them in the United States, we need some sort of assistance for them to start a new life,” said National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair at his first press conference.

“You can’t just put them on the street,” he added. “All that is work in progress.”

Apparently they are Chinese Muslims caught with the Taliban, and the only government who would take them is China. However, there is concern the Chinese might not be kind to them. So Obama’s staff has decided to release them in America with welfare and food stamps. Whose neighborhood?

This is one of the unreal unintended consequences of Obama trying to keep his foolish campaign promise to close Gitmo. He has broken a long string of campaign promises already, why not just admit his foolishness and break that one too?

Were it me, I would put them back exactly where I found them – in the hills of Afghanistan. Then, if inclined to be kindly toward them, I would give them back their AK47s and a one hour head start before giving the remnants of the Northern Alliance the coordinates of where they were released. To suggest turning them loose in America is simply insane. â—„Daveâ–º

One Response to “Gitmo Insanity”

  • An interesting choice. I think your solution is far lower risk, since if they are terrorists, they will do no more damage than the rest of their crew. I wouldn’t give them to China either.

    I’m trying to think of a scenario in which his decision makes sense. Lets say the intelligence people gave him a file that says that they were tourists picked up in a case of mistaken identity, they haven’t been tortured, but they know enough about the working of Gitmo to be embarrassing to the U.S. in the hands of a foreign nation. They know what will happen to them in China or Afghanistan, and have asked for asylum. They will be dropped anonymously and monitored.

    I will be interested to see what the truth is and how this plays out.

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