The Obama administration is on track to “transfer” 18 Guantanamo detainees to other countries including Oman and Saudi Arabia. The President is trying to elbow his way into the history books by attempting to salvage his “legacy” or what legacy he has. In all actuality, the word “transfer” is the liberal word for “release.” This, coupled with yet another terrorist attack in Berlin and a full takeover of Aleppo by the Syrian government, has spawned another conversation about the President’s foreign policy. That is, his feeble foreign policy.
Ever since 9/11, the military prison has served as a detention facility for terrorists and enemy combatants. As a matter of fact, the 20th hijacker of 9/11 and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind 9/11, are imprisoned there. Are these people you want to be released from captivity? They aren’t cute, little, fuzzy bunny rabbits. Rather, they are the massive boa constrictors in the terror world, who want to tighten the noose of terrorism around our necks. I think I can speak for the majority of Americans; they don’t want to be choked to death because we let the snakes out of captivity.
A major duty of our government is to protect its citizens, as the Constitution proclaims that the government must “provide for the common defense.” Gitmo is defense from these terrorist leaders. They are being sequestered from the battlefield and American society. The United States does not allow these threats to roam free as France and Germany do. The President hasn’t a clue about what he is doing as evidenced by his shrinking of Gitmo from 250 in 2008 to 59 now (soon to be 37).
Mr. President, with all due respect, you really don’t have any idea about foreign policy and today’s world. You withdrew our boys and girls in uniform from the Middle East, giving birth to ISIS, which you say “wasn’t on [your] intelligence radar.” I’m certain the “J.V. team” is now.
Another feckless foreign policy blunder of yours is that you had the brilliant idea to make a deal with Iranians concerning their nuclear weapons supply. You gave them millions allowing them to build up their arsenal of nuclear weapons. While they haven’t yet, they are well on their way because of you, Mr. President. Did I mention that Iran is run by a gang of terrorist-sympathizing thugs!? I guess Iran “wasn’t on [your] intelligence radar.” Sorry to catch you by surprise.
Your mentality of “appease and they will leave us alone” is flawed entirely. As Winston Churchill said, we are “feeding a crocodile in the hopes that he eats us last.” Look at the course of history. Neville Chamberlain, the prime minister of Britain (pre-Churchill that is), tried to appease Hitler by giving him the Sudetenland. What ensued? World War II. I can assure you, dear reader, that is the last thing the pacifist left wants. It is the last thing America wants. It is the last thing the world wants. Let me be clear: the President’s appeasement mentality is irresponsible and insignificant and will result in the deaths of many people if something is not done about it. Quite frankly, it is nonsensical.
President Obama is on his way out. All he wants us to do now is
I can assure him: we have and we will deal with it. But we will deal with it in ways that he will not like as he races to the golf course after his term ends. The people have elected Donald Trump to be his successor. He will clean up this foreign policy mess the current administration has handed to us. He will build up our military, support our allies, and promote a safer, more peaceful world through military strength. Considering that Syria has taken full control of Aleppo, I’m pretty sure that he’ll enforce any “red lines” that he draws. I hope he does only one thing: keep Gitmo open because we are about to catch a lot of snakes and put them back in their cage!