Pentagon: 61 Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Return to Terrorism
(FROM: Reuters) Just yesterday, we learned that Barack Obama intends to use and executive order as soon as next week to close down the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Today, we learn from the Pentagon that recidivism rates among released detainees have jumped, and are higher than expected. The idea that these detainees should have any business in American prisons on American soil, the thought that they should receive rights reserved for American citizens alone just boggles my mind. These were people captured in the act of planning or attempting to kill American soldiers, mothers and fathers to your children’s classmates, sons and daughters to those in the pew in front of you in church. These people are laughing at us from their dark, dirty caves; Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was astounded that he was given even a single day in court, a solitary bite at the American apple considering that he has devoted his life to chopping down the tree. If given the chance, any one of these people would gut us and our children before we could say “Geneva Convention,” and the mere fact that we’re even considering the prospect of releasing some of these detainees on U.S. soil or out into the rest of the world makes me want to vomit.
Illegal Immigration Battles Loom with Obama
(FROM: Human Events) In 2007, Congress attempted to sneak a comprehensive immigration bill authored by John McCain and Ted Kennedy past the American public over a sunny spring weekend. A month or two later, thanks to the unbelievable motivation and organization of conservatives from coast to coast by the alternative media, We The People jammed the phone system at Capitol Hill, and the bill was pulled back to fight another day. Well, that day has come. Now, we’re looking at the return of the shamnesty bill, undoubtedly spearheaded once again by McCain (who, mark my words, will endorse Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012), the same man who just recently established a Political Action Committee charged with remaking the GOP’s message by his own design. This debate will no doubt bring to light Obama’s picks for Homeland Security director and Labor Secretary, Janet Napolitano and Hilda Solis. Napolitano, of course, has done everything in her power as governor of Arizona to countermand efforts to enforce immigration laws and seal the border, from fighting law enforcement efforts to strengthening illegal immigration magnets by supporting in-state tuition availability to illegal immigrants, to rebuking officials who wanted to make English the official language of that state. Solis, of course, is famous in California for her staunchly pro-union efforts, for opposing workplace immigration raids, and for defending day labor sites. As the debate develops, we need to ensure that our elected officials answer a number of questions — With so many unemployed American citizens and with that number sure to rise before it falls, how will Americans find work considering the influx of illegal immigrants sure to happen should a new bill pass? How can states like California restore fiscal sanity while continuing to foot the bill for healthcare and education for those who are breaking the law by being here in the first place?
Newt Gingrich: What Do You Do When the Guy Across the Negotiating Table Wants to Destroy You?
(FROM: Human Events) This detente-at-all-costs, laissez-faire approach to foreign policy, this refusal to call a spade a spade and see good and evil for what they really are, can be seen in Jimmy “Dhimmi” Carter’s yearly embrace of Hamas leaders, can be seen in Obama’s consideration of meeting with terrorists, his promise to entertain the idea of sitting down with Iran without preconditions. This approach countermands common sense and is only augmented by the media’s disgusting coverage of the current conflict in the Gaza Strip. Israel is vilified, Hamas glorified. The U.N. wants to investigate Israeli air strikes and collateral damage, but remains silent on the thousands of rockets launched intentionally at civilians by Hamas terrorists hiding behind civilians of their own. How can we gain the proper perspective, how can the average citizen understand the stupidity of sitting down and negotiating with terrorists, if the media never portrays them as what they truly are?