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August 24, 2009

On The Day Obama Decides To Investigate CIA Operatives, He Sets Another Terrorist Free

Not the biggest fish he's let go but the juxtaposition and timing are just too much not to note.

The Obama administration reportedly has released a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp accused of attacking U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

According to Reuters, the administration released Mohammed Jawad to his home in Afghanistan.

Jawad had been accused of throwing a grenade in 2002 that injured two U.S. soldiers and their interpreter in Kabul. He has returned to his family, according to his lawyer.

I'm open to correction on this but throwing a grenade makes you a combatant and according to the laws of armed conflict, captured combatants can be held until the end of hostilities. Given that hostilities are ongoing in Afghanistan, this is a purely optional move mandated by no law.

Traditionally the President of the United States is on the side of...the United States. I guess this is what Obama was talking about when he promised, "Change".

Added: I've tried to avoid the kind of idiotic garbage we've heard for 8 years from the left and my statement above could be thrown in that category. That said, there's no way to argue that Obama's actions haven't made it harder for those who protect American and easier for terrorists. Whether or not Obama is actively trying to help terrorists is irrelevant. Obama's choices and actions have consequences beyond his intentions. I don't see how anyone can look at today's news and say they improve American security or qualify as being on America's side.


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