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January 04, 2010

White House: We're Totally Still Sending Gitmo Terrorists Back to Yemen So They Can "Escape" From Prison and Murder Us, Because It's the Right Thing to Do or Something

The left's narrative on Bush was that he was a prisoner of his ideological bubble, and would allow no unpleasant facts inside it, and would permit no intrusion of basic reality. He was egotistically committed to his decisions because he was The Decider.

Barack Obama, on the other hand, is a supple, agile thinker always willing to revisit and remake old decisions.

[A] bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Obama White House not to go forward with plans to send a number of Yemeni terrorists now being held in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility back to their home country. But the Obama White House insists it will continue to send those Gitmo inmates to Yemen -- a country now recognized as a hotbed of terrorism so dangerous that the U.S. has decided to close its embassy there.

On Fox News Sunday, top White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said the administration "absolutely" intends to keep sending Guantanamo prisoners to Yemen. The administration has sent seven detainees to the country, Brennan said, with six of those sent in December. "Several of those detainees were put into Yemeni custody right away," Brennan said. He did not elaborate on how many is "several" or where the other Guantanamo inmates sent to Yemen might be today. But he said the U.S. has faith in Yemen to handle the situation. "We've had close dialogue with the Yemeni government about the expectations that we have as far as what they're supposed to do when these detainees go back," Brennan said.

Given that, host Chris Wallace asked, "You are going to consider on a case-by-case basis sending more Yemenis back to Yemen?"
"Absolutely," said Brennan.

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," Brennan explained that, "Of the recent batch that we sent back, about six, many of them are in custody within the Yemeni system right now." He did not elaborate on the meaning of "many."

Many.

Barack Obama has fulfilled many of his centrist campaign promises and has made many savvy moves to improve the economy.

I, too, am not elaborating on the word "many."


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