Troubling Gitmo Plans Revealed

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Emptying Gitmo

Just days after taking office, President Obama signed an executive order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, saying he wanted to return America to the "moral high ground." But he forgot to mention that his plan to close Gitmo means that many of the terrorists currently being held there could be released into the United States. That's right, not transferred to prisons in the U.S., but actually released in this country.

Attorney General Eric Holder revealed this unsettling news when speaking to reporters last week, saying that the remaining 240 terrorists at Gitmo — including several suspected of plotting the 9/11 attacks — will have their cases reviewed one by one. Some of the terrorists will be put on trial in the U.S. court system, just like any other run of the mill criminal, but others could simply be released. Holder explained that, "For those who are in that second category, who can be released, there are a variety of options we have. Among them is the possibility that we could release them into this country."

If the Obama administration uses their loose definition of what a "terrorist" is to review these cases, I have a feeling you and I could have some new neighbors in the very near future.

No Good Very Bad Day

Robert Gibbs was all class at Friday's White House briefing: When CBS reporter Chip Reid asked a few probing questions, he lost it! We bring you a very special edition of Liberal Translation, featuring our beloved press secretary in his best performance yet:


CHIP REID, CBS NEWS: Tough week for the president this week. He seemed to be losing the message more almost every day.


LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Clearly you missed Leno last night. He was right on message.

REID: On Geithner, is the administration sticking to — are you sticking to this March 10 date?

GIBBS: I think there's a — there's a — there has been —

LIBERAL TRANSLATION: I guess this is, ah, um, ah, the part where I'm supposed to be quick, um, on my, ah, feet?

REID: Secretary Geithner talked about that yesterday. He — he really parsed words.

GIBBS: Chip, I — could somebody get a dollar and I'll buy Chip a newspaper so that he can read the report?

LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Now get out of here and stop making me look stupid!


Another positively professional performance, Robert! Congratulations. When Chip Reid's done with that newspaper, maybe he can throw you the job listings, you might need them soon.

Actually, I want you to know Mr. Gibbs, I’m standing up for you. I want you to keep your job, just for pure entertainment purposes. I don't want you fired like Tim Geithner, you keep the laughs coming.

Amateur Hour

Friday's Great Moment in Liberal Foreign Policy is brought to you by President Obama and his video camera.

The president told you on the campaign trail that a vote for Obama was a vote for negotiations without preconditions and Thursday we got a taste of how exactly the president plans to woo the Iranian mullahs: a home video! That's what the president sent to Iran to mark the Iranian holiday which celebrates the arrival of spring:


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Today I want to extend my very best wishes to all who are celebrating Nowruz around the world. For nearly three decades, relations between our nations have been strained. But at this holiday, we are reminded of the common humanity that binds us together. My administration is now committed to diplomacy that addresses the full range of issues before us and in pursuing constructive ties among the United States, Iran and the international community.


The powers that be in Iran were so charmed by the president's message that they responded right away, announcing that Iran will finish and operate its nuclear power plant by the end of the year.

Keep working your magic, Mr. President.

Still Duking It Out

The war of words between President Obama and Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski continues after President Obama revealed he did not pick Duke to make it to the Final Four in his NCAA bracket.

Now, I know what you're thinking: How does the president of the United States have time to talk basketball while he's busy hosting cocktail parties and chit-chatting with Jay Leno? Well, he found some time Thursday to respond to these comments made by Coach K. last week:


MIKE KRZYZEWSKI, DUKE BASKETBALL COACH: Really, you know, the economy is something that he should focus on, you know, probably more than the brackets.


Thursday, the president took some time out of his busy day to chat with a left-wing radio host about this March Madness controversy, saying this about Coack K: "Look, he's a competitive guy, I just don't think they've got the inside game to go all the way. But, I look forward to him proving me wrong."

So far a lot of teams have been proving Obama wrong. Have you seen his bracket? He hasn't exactly been "on point" with his first round picks.

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