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Jan. 30, 2015

Released Gitmo Jihadi Seeks Return to Battle

From the Captain Renault Files, we’re shocked – shocked – that one of the “Taliban Five” Gitmo terrorists Barack Obama released in exchange for Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, now wants to rejoin Taliban terrorists. (Yes, they are terrorists despite the Obama administration’s insistence they are not.) The Taliban Five were supposed to be under Qatar supervision, but even Obama conceded last June, “Is there the possibility of some of them trying to return to activities that are detrimental to us? Absolutely.” On the other hand, Hillary Clinton downplayed the threat declaring, “These five guys are not a threat to the United States.” But as Mark Alexander has argued since the administration started releasing terrorists, “Eventually, when it is determined that some of those terrorists returned to the killing fields – and that time will come – their victims, particularly any American or allied deaths, will be hung around Obama’s neck.” In his State of the Union, Obama said, “[W]e’ve worked responsibly to cut the population of Gitmo in half. Now it is time to finish the job. And I will not relent in my determination to shut it down.” The price of this “responsible cut” will be heavy. More…

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