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The Clinton-Obama Plan To Close Gitmo And Release Terrorists Will Harm America’s National Security

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CLINTON-OBAMA GITMO POLICIES HURT AMERICA’S NATIONAL SECURITY
The Clinton-Obama Plan To Close Gitmo And Release Terrorists Will HarmAmerica’sNational SecurityOn MondayPresident Obama Transferred 15 More Prisoners From Guantanamo Bay:On MondayPresident Obama Transferred 15 Prisoners From Guantanamo BayTo The United
Arab Emirates.“The largest single transfer of Guantánamo Baydetainees of Barack Obama’s
presidencyoccurred on Monday, as 15 long-held men departed the infamous detention center. … All
15 detainees were said to be on their wayto the same country, believed to be the United Arab
Emirates, which has accepted former Guantánamo detainees in thepast.”(Spencer Ackerman, “US Transfers 15 Guantánamo Detainees In Largest SingleRelease Under Obama,”The Guardian, 8/15/16)This Was“TheLargest Single Transfer Of Guantánamo BayDetainees Of BarackObama’sPresidency.”“The largest single transfer of Guantánamo Baydetainees of Barack Obama’s
presidencyoccurred on Monday, as 15 long-held men departed the infamous detention center.”
(Spencer Ackerman, “US Transfers 15 Guantánamo Detainees In Largest Single Release Under
Obama,”The Guardian, 8/15/16)Clinton Supports ClosingDown Gitmo And MovingPrisoners To The United States To Stand Trial:In An August 2010 White House Meeting, Clinton Chastised White House Aides, Saying“WeAre ThrowingThePresident’sCommitment To Close Guantánamo Into The Trash Bin.We
Are DoingHim A Disservice ByNot WorkingHarder OnThis.”“One of those occasions was at a
White House meetingof Obama’s national-securityprincipals in August 2010. ‘We are throwingthe
president’s commitment to close Guantánamo into the trash bin,’ she chastised White House aides,
accordingto threeparticipants in the meeting. ‘We are doinghim a disservice bynot workingharder on
this.’”(Daniel Klaidman, “How Gitmo Imprisoned Obama,”Newsweek, 5/15/13)
In A January2013 Memo To Obama, Clinton Said“SheWorried That Support For Closing
Guantanamo Would Further Erode Unless The Administration TookAction.”“Weeks before she
stepped down as secretaryof state, HillaryClinton wrote a memo urgingPresident Barack Obama to
step up his administration’s efforts to close the militarydetention facilityin Guantanamo Bayin his
second term. In the confidential January2013 memo obtained byThe Huffington Post, Clinton told
Obama she worried that support for closingGuantanamo would further erode unless the administration
took action.”(Ryan J. Reilly, “We Obtained HillaryTo Obama. Read ItClinton’s Confidential Memo
Here.,”The Huffington Post, 11/29/15)
Clinton Outlined Three Strategies To Help Implement The ClosureAppoint A White House
Official To Lead All Efforts, Engagement With Lawmakers Who Wanted To Keep Gitmo Open
And Dissuade Them From EnactingNew Restrictions, And To DevelopA LongTerm Plan For
Yemeni Detainees.“Clinton outlined three strategies for thepresident to helprevitalize the closure
effort. First, she said, he should designate a senior White House official for the subject who could lead
all efforts across the administration. She also encouraged thepresident to engage Congress and said
he should appeal to members who want theprison to remain open byarguingthat ‘tyingthe
Executive’s hands on detentionpolicyhas negative national securityimplications beyond GTMO.’
Finally, she wrote, thepresident had to come upwith a long-termplan for Yemeni detainees, who
constituted more than half of the prison’s 166-person population of detainees at the time(there are now
107 detainees there). Clinton said that Mr. Obama both needed to improve Yemen’s capacityto
receive detainees who were transferred out of Guantanamo and conduct periodic reviews of the
Yemenis detained in the prison.”(Rebecca Kaplan, “HillaryClinton Urged Obama To Close
Guantanamo Bay,”CBS News, 11/30/15)
Clinton Told Obama She Remained“AStrongAdvocate”Of His PolicyTo Close Guantanamo
BayPrison. “I remain a strongadvocate ofyour policyto close the Guantanamo Baydetention facility
(GTMO)responsibilityand to ensure U.S. detention policyand practice for terrorism suspects are
consist with U.S. values and do not strengthen our enemies.”(HillaryClinton, Memo To Barack Obama, 1/15/13, p. 1, Accessed 11/30/15)
Clinton Pointed Out That“CongressionallyImposedBarriers”Were PreventingThem From “ImplementingOur GTMO ClosurePolicy.”“Unfortunately, congressionallyimposed barriers to
implementingour GTMO closure policyare underminingsome of the support these orders helped us
earn from the public and our allies. If we do not make advances in closing GTMO, that support will
erode further.”(Hillary Clinton, Memo To Barack Obama, 1/15/13, p. 1, Accessed 11/30/15)
In The Memo, Clinton“AdvocatedFor MovingGuantanamo Detainees From The Cuban Prison
Into The United States So TheyCould FaceTrial.”“She also advocated for movingGuantanamo
detainees from the Cuban prison into the United States so theycould face trial.”(Rebecca Kaplan,
“HillaryClinton Urged Obama To Close Guantanamo Bay,”CBS News, 11/30/15)
Clinton:“IfThe Law Permits, I Recommend That You Consider Transfers To The United States
For Pre-Trial Detention, Trial, AndSentences.”“I recommend that, in a coordinated legislative
strategy,you direct efforts to prevent Congress from reenactingthe current restriction in FY 2014. …(If
the law permits, I recommend thatyou consider transfers to the United States for pre-trial detention,
trial, and sentences.).”(HillaryClinton,Memo To Barack Obama, 1/15/13, p. 2, Accessed 11/30/15)
Clinton:“FederalCourts Are Time-Tested And Credible To OurAllies.”(HillaryClinton, Memo To Barack Obama, 1/15/13, p. 2, Accessed 11/30/15)
Obama’sDirector Of National Intelligence Says Nearly 200 Former Gitmo Prisoners Are Either Confirmed Or Suspected Of RetuningTo Terror:
The WeeklyStandardHeadline:“ObamaReleases Dangerous Jihadists-Then Misleads Country
AboutIt”(Stephen F. Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn, “Obama Releases Dangerous Jihadists-Then
Misleads Country About It,”The Weekly Standard, 12/14/15)
According To A Report ByObama’sDirector Of National Intelligence,“196Former Detainees
Are Either Confirmed (117) Or Suspected (79) Of Returning To TheFight.”“A handful? Obama is
woefullyill-informed or he’s beingdishonest. Accordingto the most recent report on Guantanamo
recidivism,prepared in September 2015 byJames Clapper’s office, Obama’s own Director of National
Intelligence, 196 former detainees are either confirmed(117)or suspected(79)of returningto the fight.
That’s a recidivism rate of more than 30percent. IntelligTHE WEEKLY STANDARDence officials tell
that those numbers are almost certainlylow, as theydo not includejihadists the United States and its
allies are no longer tracking.”(Stephen F. Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn, “Obama Releases Dangerous
Jihadists-Then Misleads CountryAbout It,”The WeeklyStandard, 12/14/15)
“That’sA Recidivism Rate Of More Than 30Percent.”(Stephen F. Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn, “Obama Releases Dangerous Jihadists-Then Misleads Country About It,”The Weekly Standard, 12/14/15)
Released Guantanamo Prisoners“ReturnTo The Fight With Elevated Status And Often
Assume LeadershipRoles In The Groups Determined To Attack The U.S. And Its
Interests.”“Obama continued, describingthepuse to determine whether a detaineerocess officials
can be released or transferred. ‘Thejudgment that we’re continuallymakingis: Are there individuals
who are significantlymore dangerous than thepeople who are alreadyout there who are fighting?
What do theyadd? Do theyhave special skills? Do theyhave special knowledge that ends upmaking
significant threat to the United States?’ It’s an odd set of criteria for evaluatingthreats unlessyour main
objective is emptyingthe detention facility. These are standards set upto allow the administration to
claim that the knowledge base and skill sets of Guantanamo detainees are outdated. But former
Guantanamo detainees return to the fight with elevated status and often assume leadershiproles in the
groups determined to attack the U.S. and its interests. Just like Ibrahim al Qosi.”(Stephen F. Hayes
and Thomas Joscelyn, “Obama Releases Dangerous Jihadists-Then Misleads CountryAbout It,”The
Weekly Standard, 12/14/15)