Look Who Else Is Cheering

Yay We’re Being Nicer to Terrorists
Oh, great.

Here are some of the other people joining in the applause for President Obama’s decision to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

In Saudi Arabia, families of the country’s 13 remaining Guantánamo detainees rejoiced at the news.

“That was a humane decision. We’re very optimistic,” said Ali al-Sayari, whose son Abdullah, 28, has been there for eight years. The family has not heard from or about him for the past two years.

“Obama is correcting the mistakes of his predecessor,” said Ali al-Shamrani, whose nephew Mohammed al-Shamrani has been in Guantánamo for eight years.

Okay, I understand the mere fact, in and of itself, that these individuals are cheering doesn’t prove closing Guantanamo is a victory for the terrorists.

But it sure isn’t encouraging either.

And look who else is excited:

The UN’s torture investigator, Manfred Nowak, welcomed the move and said freed inmates should be allowed to sue the US if they had been mistreated.

So the UN is loving it (in my book, that’s strike 2) and why? Because it will open the door for some bloodsucking trial lawyers to sue (Strike 3).

Yay.

Forgive me for not joining in the applause.

I wonder if, anywhere on this planet, a single terrorist or Muslim fundamentalist is not cheering as well. I wonder if, anywhere on this planet, a single terrorist or Muslim fundamentalist is thinking “Oh no, things are going to be a lot tougher for us now that Obama is President.” I highly doubt it.

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