Obama’s Guantanimo

23 11 2015

It was one of Obama’s first and major promises.  Yet he will leave office with the notorious Guantanimo still open for business with some persons literally held like in a Gulag with no charges or trail every brought.

As usual Obama’s words are often reasonable and thoughtful.  It is his actions that often can’t be trusted and make him such a failed President on so many critical issues.   Obama should have been a university president not POTUS.

Here’s Obama’s latest verbage and excuse-making on Gitmo.  Of course he doesn’t say much about why he failed in his 7 years before Paris.   It’s now Obama’s Guantanimo just as are the wars, the drone killings, the CIA black ops, the whole military-industrial imperial America….all despite his rhetoric.

“I guarantee you there will be strong resistance, because in the aftermath of Paris, I think that there is just a very strong tendency for us to get worked up around issues that don’t actually make us safer but make for good political soundbites… It’s part of how they rationalize and justify their demented, sick perpetration of violence on innocent people.  In the same way that the rhetoric around refugees, suggesting that we should only allow Christians in, or suggesting that we should bar every Syrian applicant even if they are underage – in the same way that that alienates Muslim Americans who are our fellow citizens, our friends and our neighbours and our coworkers, as well as the entire world of 1.6 billion Muslims, Guantánamo has been an enormous recruitment tool for organizations like [Isis].”

WashReport.com   and   MiddleEast.OrgClose Guantanamo, Jan. 11, 2015.

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