Because, if you haven’t been paying attention, this is how they deal with us.
The first half of this article plays some politics, but the second half has some smart solutions to the airline security issue – such as…
- Put real “you’ll be cuffed if you look at me cross-eyed” police on all flights.
- Review all visas from suspect countries and revoke those that don’t pass the smell test. Individuals get a review even if they’ve merely passed thru a suspect country.
- Utilize peer pressure to encourage separation of “good” travelers from the bad. The idea is that if enough legitimate Saudis have to put up with restrictive security measures then they’ll lean on their radical brethren to clean up their act.
- Change the crippling cultural viewpoint prevalent in both the US & UK that passing judgment (profiling) is worse than killing innocent people.
So tell me – is Gitmo good enough for this guy or must we accord him the same legal privileges of a US citizen?
I’m sorry but this is another clear example of Obama making promises he cannot keep.
At best, he was lying.
At worst, he didn’t realize how difficult the task would be.
And maybe – just MAYBE – George Bush was correct that the political cost of keeping Guantanamo open was less than the real costs of moving prisoners on to US soil.