5 released Gitmo detainees considered 'high risk' to return to terrorism

In case you were wondering how President Obama is going to fulfill his campaign promise to close the Guantanamo prison camp, this week's release of 10 detainees gives us a clue.  Five of the ten prisoners sent to Oman were designated as "high risk" to return to a career as terrorists by the Bush administration.  The other five are considered "medium risk."

In other words, Obama doesn't give a crap.

Washington Times:

Among the 10 Yemeni terrorists released by the Obama administrationthis week, one is Muhammad Salih Husayn al-Shaykh, a man who has pledged to kill as many Americans as possible.

Another of the latest group is Abu Bakr Ibn Muhammad al-Ahdal, an al Qaeda member described by the intelligence community as a “willing terrorist against the U.S.”

That's fine with our commander in chief.  He won't be one of the Americans murdered by these terrorists.

The release of the 10 detainees brings the population at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to 93 — the first time it’s dropped below 100 detainees since 2002, at the height of the fight in Afghanistan against al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter also said Thursday he’s “framed” for President Obama a plan to close the prison entirely and bring the remaining detainees to the U.S. He said he hopes Congress will approve the plan, but, in the meantime, he’ll keep looking for cases such as al-Shaykh and al-Ahdal.

“While we work with Congress on the way forward, we will continue to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries when and as we have mitigated any security risk to the United States,” he said.

I call bull cookies on the SecDef.  If we're going to "mitigate any security risk" to the U.S., how is it possible that we are releasing dedicated terrorists who have announced their intention to kill us?

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, said she fears the 10 will spend little time in Oman before traveling home to Yemen, where al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula operates and is determined to strike the American homeland.

“I am particularly concerned that the Omani government has accepted the detainees for what they are calling a ‘temporary stay,’ which raises serious questions about whether they will even be detained in Oman, for how long and under what conditions,” Ms. Ayotte said. “The administration should be forthright with the American people regarding these concerns, and also about the detainees’ terrorist activities, associations and their actions at Gitmo.”

These are not terrorists who have been radicalized in prison.  These former detainees were dedicated terrorists before they were captured, and they are dedicated terrorists today.  How many innocents will lose their lives because Barack Obama wants to fulfill a campaign promise?

If the Obama administration considered these ten detainees the least dangerous of the remaining terrorists in custody, you have to wonder how much worse it can get.

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