via Center For Security Policy: It seems that President Obama is having a hard time getting his head around the idea that we want to keep jihadist terrorists where they can do less damage, not more.
Virtually eclipsed amid the coverage of the Paris attacks, the revelation that one of the attackers came to Europe as a refugee from Syria, and Obama’s refusal to budge on letting in ten thousand Syrian refugees into the United States in the wake of these attacks – despite admissions by Obama’s own FBI Director and Director of National Intelligence, that these refugees cannot be properly vetted for security risks – is the news that Obama has turned over five Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates.
The release of the enemy combatants is part of President Obama’s ultimate goal to do away with Guantánamo completely. The five men were cleared by a secondary Guantánamo review board, but an initial task force only approved the release of four of the men, excluding al-Razihi.
al-Razihi had been a bodyguard for 9/11 mastermind and Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the task force said in recommending his continued detention. He also fought against the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance shortly before the U.S. entry to the region. He was described as a “medium [security] risk [who] may pose a threat to the US, its interests, and allies,” said a statement from the initial task force.
“Detainee supported combat activities on the front lines in Afghanistan as part of the Osama Bin Laden’s 55th Arab Brigade. Detainee assisted in the management of Al Qaeda supported guesthouses,” the document added.
However, another review board set up by the Obama government found that the men should also be released, according to reports.
It’s as though he can’t resist turning these guys loose on the world.