It’s no secret that President Obama wants Gitmo closed. He’s been actively opposed to holding terrorists in captivity since before his election in 2008 and he’s been taking heat from the Left because he broke his “promise” that
you could keep your doctor he’d close Gitmo in 2009.
He’s been effective in releasing Muslim terrorists on an individual basis, like the Taliban Five that he traded for deserter Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
It’s now coming out that the Pentagon has been actively working against President Obama’s desires to make sure Muslim terrorists are free.
In September, U.S. State Department officials invited a foreign delegation to the Guantanamo Bay detention center to persuade the group to take detainee Tariq Ba Odah to their country. If they succeeded, the transfer would mark a small step toward realizing President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the prison before he leaves office.
The foreign officials told the administration they would first need to review Ba Odah’s medical records, according to U.S. officials with knowledge of the episode. The Yemeni has been on a hunger strike for seven years, dropping to 74 pounds from 148, and the foreign officials wanted to make sure they could care for him.
For the next six weeks, Pentagon officials declined to release the records, citing patient privacy concerns, according to the U.S. officials. The delegation, from a country administration officials declined to identify, canceled its visit. After the administration promised to deliver the records, the delegation traveled to Guantanamo and appeared set to take the prisoner off U.S. hands, the officials said. The Pentagon again withheld Ba Odah’s full medical file.
The Pentagon is doing good work because they know they’re ones who will be dealing with these butchers if Obama has his way.
President Obama may not be able to vacate Gitmo, but he’s working overtime to import 200,000 of their fellow practitioners of the Religion of
Peace from terrorist strongholds in Syria. I guess he’d prefer we fight them here instead – in America.
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