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Profiles In Courage: Since 2009, a couple of Pentagon patriots have quietly been throwing up one bureaucratic obstacle after another to frustrate the president's goal to empty and close Gitmo. They are unsung heroes.
With each terrorist released from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, President Obama gets one step closer to realizing his goal of shuttering the prison before he leaves office.
But the prisoner transfer process has been deliberately slowed by career military officials concerned that their subversive commander-in-chief is sacrificing national security for politics.
They worry that release of al-Qaida and Taliban detainees will endanger U.S. troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere — a valid concern, seeing how Obama's own intelligence czar recently confirmed that 1 in 3 Gitmo transfers have returned to the battlefield.
|PENTAGON HEROES: Gen. John F. Kelly |
and Ret. Col. William K. Lietzau
In a new special report, "Pentagon Thwarts Obama's Efforts to Close Guantanamo," Reuters news service is singling out two Pentagon officials, both Marines, for rebuke for blocking White House moves to release Osama bin Laden's bodyguards and other high-value al-Qaida detainees from Gitmo, and repeatedly blocking his plan to close the terrorist prison camp.
Quoting White House sources, it cites Gen. John F. Kelly, head of the U.S. Southern Command, which includes Gitmo, and Ret. Col. William K. Lietzau, former deputy assistant secretary for detainee policy, as the chief opponents of Obama's traitorous prison break.
The White House whines that the Pentagon officials and their staffs have sat on videotaped testimony, photos, medical files and other documents needed to secure the transfer of some of Gitmo's dangerous prisoners to Muslim countries where too often they are simply freed to rejoin the jihad against the U.S. and West.Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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