Enemy prisoners of war
At a congressional hearing on November 18, 2009, Attorney General Holder repeatedly emphasized the fact that our nation is at war.
No argument there.
But it is my recollection that when our nation is at war, enemy prisoners of war – EPOWs—are kept locked up for the duration.
That means for the duration to the of the war—any war, terrorist or otherwise.
Which we agree is still being fought.
Does the fact that the war is against terrorists make the war any less deadly?
Are our brave service men and women, fighting to keep our country safe any less at risk?
Are they less at risk because President Obama dithers and can’t make up his mind about accepting the Afghanistan troop strength needs recommended months ago by the nation’s top generals? Does he know better than they?
Meanwhile, are those who made the ultimate sacrifice any less dead? Any less mourned by broken families left behind?
We recall that Tokyo Harry Reid, the very same Harry Reid who is now concocting the ObamaDem’s latest health care poison, once said that the war in Iraq was lost. Unfortunately, there are always a few quitters.
Has it escaped Obama’s notice that we are at war?
Then why has he chosen right off the bat to close Gitmo without thinking far enough ahead to determine what to do with the Gitmo prisoners?
Answer, there isn’t any better place. Obama’s fluttery mind is full of step ones which give no thought at all to step twos. The nation is the loser, big time.
The answer is simple. He needs to remember that we are still at war. Even Holder knows it.
Can’t you admit you were wrong Mr. President? Does it bruise your narcissistic ego that much? You have a vivid imagination. Cook up another reason for doing the right thing.
The right thing is to keep the enemy prisoners, the EPOWs locked up.
The last thing you need to do is send them up to New York for a show trial where all our terrorist enemies around the world can watch and gloat.