What could go wrong? There are only “five to seven” prisoners to be released here, according to this report. They couldn’t do any harm, now, could they?
Well, as Jed Babbin explains here, “reviewing the Uighurs detention, the inter-agency panel found that they weren’t the ignorant, innocent goatherds the White House believed them to be. The committee determined they were too dangerous to release because they were members of the ETIM terrorist group, the “East Turkistan Islamic Movement,” and because their presence at the al-Qaeda training camp was no accident. There is now no ETIM terrorist cell in the United States: there will be one if these Uighurs are released into the United States.”
“Chinese Muslim inmates at Guantanamo Bay prison to be freed in U.S.: Move is 1st release of any of the detainees into this country,” from the Chicago Tribune, April 24 (thanks to Ray):
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to free into the United States Chinese Muslims being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the first release of any of the detainees into this country, according to current and former U.S. officials….
However, the decision to release them is not final and faces challenges within the government as well as likely public opposition.
No kidding, really?