Obama blames America first, as usual.

According to the BBC, Obama reaffirms his stance on closing Guantanamo Bay.  In addition, he said

“In fact, that was an explicit rationale for the formation of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”

Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay

This would include Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who trained in Yemen and less than two weeks ago tried to take down a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day.

Also, if you’re looking for some more humor, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said

“While we remain committed to closing the facility, the determination has been made that right now, any additional transfers to Yemen are not a good idea.”

(This refers to the fact that the plan was to release all of the terrorists from Guantanamo Bay and give them back to their native country, many of which were Yemen.)

Wow, so it took a terrorist who trained in Yemen almost killing 200+ people to make this administration realize it is a bad idea to release terrorists back to Yemen?  How do these people get into positions of power and how are they allowed to stay there?

  1. [...] A few days ago I noted Obama’s suggestion that America has brought terrorism (such as the Christmas day bombing attempt) on itself with its actions, specifically the Guantanamo Bay prison camp.  You can read that here – The Right of a Nation 1-6-2010. [...]

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