Thursday, July 30, 2009

Revenge of the ‘Shoe Bomber’

by Debra Burlingame - July 29th, 2009 - Wall Street Journal
Mr. Obama has repeatedly suggested that the security challenge of bringing more than 100 trained and dangerous terrorists onto U.S. soil can be solved by simply installing them in an impenetrable fortress. This view is either disingenuous or naïve. The militant Islamists at Guantanamo too dangerous to release believe that their resistance behind the wire is a continuation of holy war. There is every reason to believe they will continue their jihad once they have been transported to U.S. soil where certain federal judges have signaled a willingness to confer upon them even more rights.

The position of civil rights activists with regard to these prisoners is plain. “If they cannot be convicted,” says ACLU lawyer Jameel Jaffer, “then you release them.”

These people are enemies of America. The delusion that they have civil rights and that we have to release them into our society to continue their fanatical war against us if we cannot "convict" them under rules intended to protect citizens is a suicide pact. Though judges used to understand this, we now have so many America hating left wing fanatics who have become lawyers and judges that a suicide pact is exactly what they intend to make our Constitution.

Civil rights activists are, in their own way, as dedicated to the destruction of America as the Islamo-fascists. With these groups teaming up now that President Barack Obama is moving these detainees on to American soil, the combination will not be in the interest of our nation nor will it secure peace for our citizens.


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