President Barack Obama has started his presidency with an obsession over the rights of the enemy -- Islamic terrorists held at the US Military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Apparently President Obama feels that the Islamic terrorists are not happy with whatever rights that they have been provided. Instead, President Obama wants to ensure that the terrorists have the same rights as Americans, which will make the country less safe as Islamic terrorists feel less threatened by intense interrogations, and will therefore provide less credible intelligence information to military and CIA officers.
Transferring the terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to America would also result in having to provide all of the same rights that criminal defendants in the US have at trial. There is a unique difference between criminals and terrorists. Criminals have a limited intent with regard to their crimes. A bank robber wants to steal money, but does not necessarily have plans to take down the entire US political and economic system. A terrorist does. Further, the evidence and procedure process in criminal court would likely result in very little admissible evidence being offered in court, which would likely result in acquittals. Then what do you do with the terrorists? Release them on US soil?
Families who lost loved ones in the September 11 terrorist attacks are outraged by President Obama's compassion for the terrorists.
Further, what is the message that the terrorists are receiving worldwide today? They feel that they are no longer dealing with an aggressive US President Bush who was determined to protect the nation using whatever methods were available to him. Instead, President Obama is far too willing to accommodate them and "world opinion" (whatever that is) in order to placate his radical left-wing fringe Internet base that believe in the wildest conspiracy theories imaginable.
President Obama, we need to continue to remain on the offensive in this war against Islamic terror. If we start showing weakness to our enemies around the world, it will invite further aggression. Further, since we know that you are a politician first and foremost, may we at least point to the fact that if the country is attacked, you will get the blame? Therefore, it would be wise to continue the policies of the Bush administration, keep Guantanamo Bay open, and to continue using harsh interrogation methods in order to ensure that these Islamic terrorists are revealing all relevant and necessary information to keep our war on the offensive instead of the defensive.