National Security Desk / June 9, 2016

Yes, Released Gitmo Prisoners Have Killed Americans

But Obama continues to try and close the prison.

About 12 jihadis who were formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay prison and eventually released have gone on to kill about six Americans in Afghanistan, The Washington Post reports. The exact numbers are classified, according to government officials, but one death includes an American woman who was working as an aid worker in Afghanistan in 2008. This admission escalates the severity of questions regarding the wisdom of Barack Obama’s promise and stubborn efforts to close Guantanamo. The good news, however, is that nine of the 12 jihadis are either dead or captured by other governments.

While these 12 former detainees were released during the Bush administration, the problem can only get worse thanks to Obama’s “leadership.” Ibrahim al-Qosi was released by Obama in 2012 and he became one of the leaders of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula — not exactly a rank-and-file jihadist. Furthermore, Obama has been transferring prisoners to Saudi Arabia, a country that has historically been America’s ally but which a classified section of the 9/11 report may implicate in the attack. Yet Obama keeps transferring Gitmo prisoners to the country in an effort to close the prison by opening the gates. With new confirmations of American deaths at the hands of former Gitmo detainees, the foolishness of that policy is obvious.

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