Capitulating to Terrorists

by Sal on February 6, 2009

in Politics,War on Terror

The Obama Administration announced yesterday that charges were being dropped against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the Al Qaeda member responsible for the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole.  He was being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which Obama announced he was closing in his first 100 hours as President.  Obama also requested the suspension of all military tribunals for these terrorists, which the judge in the case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri refused.

Obama’s move is wholly irresponsible.  It signals a move back from the war-on-terror mindset of the last 8 years, and back into the pre-9/11 law-enforcement view of terrorism espoused by the Clinton administration.  That view was ineffective and led to an increasing number of attacks on U.S. targets leading up to 9/11.  We are heading back into dangerous territory, where we will look weak to our enemies and make the same mistakes we made in the past.  I only can hope that Al Qaeda is decimated enough that they can’t become emboldened by this and use it to launch another attack.  This new Era of Capitulation and Appeasement will not end well, as it did not end well in 1938 with Germany, and again in 1979/80 with Iran, which to this day is still impacting our National Security. Liberals will never learn.  I sincerely hope that not too much damage occurs as a result of this unfathomable decision.

Obama will be meeting with the familes of the victims of the U.S.S. Cole bombings this afternoon to explain himself.  I wonder how those poor families will react.

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