Unlike many conservatives, I was hoping to give President Barack Obama an honest chance. I really wanted to see how he was going to operate before I started in on him. In fact, I had already prepared a column in which I was actually saying something nice about him. But before I could finalize the column and get it submitted, I was forced to change my column. In other words, “a funny thing happened on the way to my computer.”
On the morning of Obama’s second full day in the Oval Office, he bone-headed a pretty important decision – he signed an executive order to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Of course, that is no surprise because the closing of Guantanamo was one of his campaign promises. He was elected by left-leaning liberals because he specifically said, “I will close Gitmo.” Not even Hillary dared approach that topic.
But what makes that decision such a bone-head move is that it was made hastily and not thought through. When Fox News’ Major Garrett asked Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs what did the Obama Administration plan to do with the more than 200 enemy combatants currently incarcerated in the military prison, Gibbs stumbled over his words. He suddenly realized that no one had bothered to consider that question.
So what is to become of those 200+ enemy combatants, especially al-Maliki – the man who conceived of the 9/11 attacks? Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas has already made it known that those held at Guantanamo are not welcome at the Fort Leavenworth military prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. Perhaps Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer would consider reopening Alcatraz Island? That would certainly increase tourism in the San Francisco area. Even Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi might favor that plan.
Military intelligence reports that 18 of the already released enemy combatants from Guantanamo have returned to their terrorist roots. It took 19 terrorists to carry out the 9/11 attacks in the first place. Adding the 200+ to those already released 18 could effect some serious carnage upon America – something I’d rather not think about.
President Obama – two words that cause me to spit every time I have to say them – and the rest of the liberal left are still partying like it is September 10, 2001. Liberals have never come to grips with the idea that we were really attacked. Their selective amnesia toward 9/11 is spit in the face of those who lost loved ones that morning. That they are now in control of the White House and both houses of Congress is an extremely dangerous state of affairs. Another attack on American soil in which many thousands of innocent Americans will die is not a matter of “if”, it is a matter of “when.”
I am no prophet, however, I know how to read signs. In 1999, while Bill Clinton was still president, I first encountered Osama bin Laden while reading about world events. I read of his pure evil hatred for America and his involvement in the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to see this man was hell-bent on damaging America. As election 2000 dragged on, I penned a letter to then Vice-President Al Gore asking him to do the right thing and concede the election. To me it was clear that he had lost and that the lawsuits were simply delaying the inevitable. In my letter I mentioned to Mr. Gore that “America had more important things to worry about than recounting votes ad infinitum”. I mentioned to him that one of America’s top priorities should be this man bin Laden and finding him before people really get hurt. Little did I know how right I was. Imagine my shock when I found a copy of that letter two years after 9/11. Had I had an inkling of what was to come, I would have worded that letter much stronger than I did.
Whether we like it or not, we live in a world with people who are more interested in killing innocent Americans than they are talking about peace. To them peace is American cities burning in ruins, American people lying dead in the streets and those who are not dead are either being tortured in prisons or coerced into converting to islam. These are people who will not stop until the last “infidel” is slaughtered. They will kill in every way they can and they won’t stop to ask if the person was a liberal or a conservative. In fact, the only question they will ask you is if you will submit yourself to the religion of islam and worship its god. If you say yes, you will be allowed to live as a slave to their mullahs. If you say no, you will die. There are no other options. But to get to that point, people like bin Laden will continue to attack America. If Obama actually allows those in Guantanamo to go free, Americans will pay for that mistake with their lives.
Sadly, it will take another 9/11 to make liberals realize that mistake. But for those who die that day, it will be too late.