On the first day of Barack Obama’s presidency, he promised that he would close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. However, 8 years later the prison still remains open even though most of the prisoners have been released back into the population with disastrous consequences.
Brack Obama did all he could to release these disgusting terrorists and do what he could to make their lives better too. If it was not banning pork of prison menu’s it was releasing Muslim extremists back to the battlefield to fight against American troops. The prison was almost emptied out completely, but it appears that it will not be for long.
President Trump has made no secret that he planned on utilizing GITMO once he was president. And, like all promises Trump makes he intends on keeping this one as well. It appears that Trump is signaling that he will be filling the terrorist prison once again.
Here is more from The Hill:
The Trump administration appears to be making its first moves toward fulfilling a campaign promise to fill the Guantanamo Bay prison camp with “bad dudes.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visited the prison on Friday to get an update on current operations, the first concrete action the administration has taken on the facility since taking office.
Up until now, Guantanamo has been running on autopilot; the executive order from former President Obama calling for the facility to be shut down is still technically the law of the land.
But President Trump promised during the campaign to “load it up with some bad dudes,” and Sessions has called it a “very fine place” with no legal reason not to send new detainees there.
Supporters of keeping the facility open and sending new detainees there are confident Trump will fulfill that promise, even if little movement has been made.
“We have taken off the table the silly ideas that the previous administration had about Guantanamo,” said David Rivkin, constitutional litigator and a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who served under Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush in the White House counsel’s office and the Justice Department.
Obama, having failed in his efforts to close the facility, left Guantanamo with 41 detainees. Five of those detainees were cleared for transfer by either the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force set up in 2009 or the interagency Periodic Review Boards set up in 2011.
Shortly after Trump’s inauguration, various draft executive orders floated around Washington that would have moved to fulfill Trump campaign promise to begin sending new prisoners to the facility.
The orders would have revoked Obama’s executive order and suspended any existing transfer efforts pending a new review. They also would have called for the continued operation of Guantanamo to hold and try members of al Qaeda, the Taliban and “associated forces,” including the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
But no such orders have been signed.
Of course, the left is already screaming about human rights violations, but do not care about the lives these terrorists have taken. Unlike Obama who believed that incarcerating terrorists would only create more terrorists, Trump has a much more logical approach. And, that is to keep these dangerous individuals locked up so that they cannot harm anyone else.
This prison is in place for a reason and it needs to be used in order to protect our country from harm. If these leftists snowflakes do not like a president that wants to protect the country I am sure they can find a nice place in Germany now.