My jaw hit the floor yesterday while I watched the Congressional Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Obama’s plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Rep Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) questioned the Obama administration official testifying on behalf of their plan to close the terrorist prison and asked a very simple and pointed question: “How many [American] lives have been lost by those terrorists who went back to their terrorist activity.”
Paul Lewis, the DOD’s special envoy for Guantanamo’s closure, gave a remarkable response. “I can talk about that in a classified setting.”
The Congressman prodded and prodded until finally, the official made an admission that he probably wasn’t supposed to make: “What I can tell you is unfortunately there have been Americans that have died because of (Guantanamo) detainees… when anybody dies, it is tragedy and we don't want anybody to die because we transfer detainees.” But, with that said, he affirmed that the administration is moving forward anyway.
If you don’t want Americans to die, then don’t let Obama put the hardened terrorists back on the battlefield!
An Obama official admitted that releasing terrorists from Guantanamo actually killed Americans! Tell Congress to use all tools at its disposal – including impeachment – to STOP Obama from putting any more lives at risk!
We have known that 30% of terrorists released from Guantanamo are confirmed or suspected to have returned to the battlefield after their release. We’ve always assumed that meant they started trying to kill Americans again.
But there is something about this official’s admission that just hits home.
First, he tried not to answer the question. The Obama administration has classified the details on how many Americans have been killed by released GITMO terrorists. They don’t want you to know how many Americans died because of Barack Obama’s and, frankly, George W. Bush’s decisions to release terrorists from Guantanamo.
Then, after admitting that Americans have in fact died, Paul Lewis had the gall to say that this was collateral damage and that the damage from leaving the prison open exceeded the damage from letting the terrorists return to the battlefield.
It is actually the opinion of the White House that locking a terrorist up is worse than killing Americans. I was absolutely speechless when I heard it.
Not only is that absolutely immoral, but it is also illegal. Congress has passed more than three laws making it illegal for the President to release Guantanamo terrorists, and yet he does it anyway.
Now, his plan is to release half of them back to the Middle East and integrate the other half into American prisons, which is also ILLEGAL!
Congress tried making what Obama is doing illegal and the President just ignores the law. They could sue the President, but they’d never win in the 4-4 split Supreme Court. They just passed a budget in December/January so if they wait for the next round of budget talks to use the Power of the Purse, it will be too late.
No, the only tool remaining is impeachment or the threat of impeachment.
There’s no doubt that impeachment is something only to be used as a last resort. But we are literally at the end of the line. Congress has passed resolutions, budgets, and even passed laws that explicitly prohibit what the President’s doing. Yet, Obama persists.
The Founding Fathers gave We the People the power of impeachment for just this type of scenario. Otherwise, the republic is dead. If Obama gets away with so blatantly violating the law, it will be open season for the last 10 months of his Presidency! You have a civic duty to impeach this President.
Obama just said that he will close Guantanamo no matter what, even if that means more Americans are killed. It's up to you to force Congress to stop him once and for all!