HNIC Obama caves to the wishes of leftwing loons who care more about terrorists more than they do the safety of American citizens:
On his second day in office, President Barack Obama moved quickly yesterday to reshape U.S. national-security policy, ordering the Guantanamo Bay prison camp closed within a year, forbidding the harshest treatment of terror suspects and vowing a strong focus on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.Bad move. Does Obama even care that one of the detainees is 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammad? Or that another detainee, Ramzi bin al Shibh, recently declared on Monday that he was "proud of Sept. 11"? Or again, how about the Pentagon revealing just the other day how 61 former Gitmo detainees have resumed their terrorists ways since their release? Indeed, prisoners in Gitmo aren't even wanted in their own country. But Barack, having made promises over and over that he'd close Gitmo on the campaign trail, wants to make sure he keeps his word to a fringe crowd that mostly wanted Hillary to win the primaries. Republicans and conservatives in general need to step up and publicly slam this dumb, backwards decision.
“We have no time to lose,” he said at the State Department as he welcomed newly confirmed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to help him forge what he called “a new era of American leadership” in the world.
He said his administration is committed to lead. “We can no longer afford drift, and we can no longer afford delay, nor can we cede ground to those who seek destruction,” he said.By ordering shut the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, closing any remaining CIA secret prisons overseas and saying “without exception or equivocation that the United States will not torture,” Obama said he was signaling that the United States would confront global violence without making “a false choice between our safety and our ideals.”