Friday, January 30, 2009

Former USS Cole Commander Slams Obama On Guantanamo -- A Commentary

The USS Cole In the Middle East Shortly After The Bombing. The Main Blast Damage is in Center
(Photo from Lockportians At Large)

From McClatchy Newspapers:

The former commander of the USS Cole, the American war ship thatwas struck by a suicide boat in Yemeni waters more than eight years ago, on Thursday slammed President Barack Obama's orders to close the Guantanamo detention center and reassess the prisoners being held there.

''We shouldn't make policy decisions based on human rights and legal advocacy groups,'' retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kurt Lippold said in a telephone interview. "We should consider what is best for the American people, which is not to jeopardize those who are fighting the war on terror — or even more adversely impact the families who have already suffered loses as a result of the war."

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My Comment: The main stream media has so far been very quiet on the opposition of 9/11 and USS Cole families to President Obama's decisions in regards to Gitmo. But if one of these Al Qaeda suspects have their charges dropped ... expect an uproar that even they will not be able to contain.

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