Maybe Obama and Murtha and Co. think the jihadists are not dangerous — that they are poor innocent lambs caught up in George W. Bush’s Islamophobic Crusade.
They may be surprised.
“Top 10 Reasons Gitmo Should Be on Alcatraz,” by Chuck Norris in Human Events, February 3 (thanks to James):
All joking aside, remember when America was known as being tough and compassionate? Will we now polarize from waterboarding to being pantywaists?
Do most really believe it makes sense to shut down Gitmo for world adulation, while we possibly put Americans at greater risk by relocating these jihadists within our borders?
Is Time magazine serious when it suggests six possible domestic military facilities, from New York City to San Diego, as the new home for these enemies of the state?
Was Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) serious when he told Fox News last week that he’d offer his own district as a future dwelling place for the 245 Gitmo terrorist detainees? He said: “Sure, I’d take them. They’re no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo. “¦ There’s no reason not to put them in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners.”
Do Americans really want terrorists — such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11 — on our soil?!
In Robert Spencer’s excellent new book, “Stealth Jihad,” he documents well how radical Islam is subverting America via intentional and pervasive subtleties throughout our culture. Rather than crashing into our buildings with planes, they’re breaking down every stratum of society using our tolerance and passivity. Rather than overpowering America through combat, they are influencing Americans of all ages by saturating the soils of our minds that there is nothing to fear from extreme Islam’s theology or presence. We’ve shifted from protecting Americans to defending the terrorists. Our universally accommodative spirit literally is opening the doors for those who seek to destroy us, and Gitmo is just more proof of that.
While we worry about the way the rest of the world sees us, we are stomping upon the souls of Americans. Have we forgotten so quickly? Can our politicians not see? Have we lost our 9/11 minds? Gitmo’s closing and future relocation reflects upon the families and friends of those precious souls who sacrificed everything on the battlefields of the Middle East, in the Twin Towers, on Flight 93 and at the Pentagon. We’ve memorialized their sacrifices; let’s not bury their memory.