Friday, January 23, 2009

Please Don't Release the Detainees, Mr. President!

NYT reports that a Saudi militant, Said Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the United States Embassy in Yemen's capital, Sana, in September, 2008. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists, that our country pays for in part, before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. His status was announced in an Internet statement by the militant group and was confirmed by an American counterterrorism official. "The lesson here is, whoever receives former Guantánamo detainees needs to keep a close eye on them," the American official said. Yeah, right.

Tell me, dear ACLU bleeding hearts, how can you "rehabilitate" a terrorist? This proves that you can't.

Mr. Obama, please allow our courts to try the terrorists, and when they are found guilty, sentence them accordingly.


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