Watch John Kerry’s Pathetic Excuse For GITMO Detainee Returning To al-Qaeda

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SEN. MARK KIRK: Let me just ask one question. I want to show you a picture of Ibrahim al Qosi who was recently released by the administration to the Sudanese and he appeared on some al-Qaeda videos recruiting people for [al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula]. Now that he’s out, I would hope we would end the policy of issuing terrorists to terrorist nations, and where they can get out.

JOHN KERRY: Well, senator, he’s not supposed to be doing that. And there are consequences for that, and there will be.

KIRK: So as they said in Team America: World Police, you’re going to send them a very angry letter?

KERRY: Uh, no we do more than that.

HANS BLIX: Let me see your whole palace, or else.

KIM JONG II: Or else what?

BLIX: Or else we will be very, very angry with you. And we will write you a letter telling you how angry we are.

Just one day before, President Obama criticized the role Guantanamo Bay plays in national security and touted the rigorous steps to safety close it.

OBAMA: For many years it’s been clear that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay does not advance our national security. It undermines it. It’s counterproductive to our fight against terrorists because they use it as propaganda in their efforts to recruit. Since I took office, we’ve so far transferred 147 more. Each under new significant restrictions to keep them from returning to the battlefield.

Significant restrictions, huh? What does Obama have to say about that terrorist and the many more who have returned to battle?

If President Obama Is Successful In Closing GITMO, It Would Be A Win For Terrorists

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Lt. Col. Ralph Peters had a lot to say about Obama’s proposal to close Guantanamo Bay.

PETERS: I think what troubles me most though about the President’s remarks yesterday, Martha, is he’s portraying closing Guantanamo as some sort of moral victory that will make the world and even the terrorists respect our values. On the contrary – close Guantanamo and the terrorists will present it, rightfully, as a huge victory over the United States. That they forced us to close Guantanamo. He is desperate to cling to this one part of his legacy, that 2008 campaign promise … he appears to have learned almost nothing in seven years.

As President Obama awaits a congressional decision, House Speaker Paul Ryan struck down the proposal.

RYAN: [President Obama] can try. He has no authority to do so.

REPORTER: He argues to the contrary.

RYAN: I think 370 House members voted for the [National Defense Authorization Act], 91 senators voted for the NDAA. We have veto override vote on this. We are making legal preparations if the president tries to break the law. And what boggles my mind is that the president is contemplating directing the military to knowingly break the law. Our law is really clear and, by the way, the Democrats wrote this law when they were in the majority, when they ran Congress – which is these detainees cannot come to American soil. So if the president proceeds with knowingly breaking the law and asking the military to break the law, he will be met with fierce bipartisan opposition here in Congress.

Obama Plans To Move Gitmo Prisoners To US – One Small Problem: It’s Illegal

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President Obama on Tuesday morning announced his plan to close Guantanamo Bay.

OBAMA: We can capture terrorists, protect the American people and when done right, we can try them and put them in our maximum security prisons and it works just fine. This is about closing a chapter in our history. It reflects the lessons that we’ve learned since 9/11. Lessons that need to guide our nation going forward.

President Obama did not mention where these terrorists would be housed.

OBAMA: We’re going to work with Congress to find a secure location in the United States to hold remaining detainees. We are not identifying a specific facility today in this plan. We are outlining what options look like.

He did, however, mention how dangerous they are.

OBAMA: These are detainees who are subject to military commissions, but it also includes those who cannot yet be transferred to other countries or who we’ve determined must continue to be detained because they pose a continuing, significant threat to the United States.

There’s just one big problem with President Obama’s plan, no matter how much money it saves: It’s against the law.

ASH CARTER: ‘Cause it’s against the law now to establish another detention facility. So therefore, we have to get the support of Congress. I hope they’ll support a reasonable plan. We’ll have to see.

OBAMA: We recognize that this is going to be a challenge. And we’re going to keep making the case to Congress that we can do this in a responsible and secure way – taking into account the lessons and great record of our maximum security prisons.

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Judge Jeanine Pirro And Andrea Tantaros Are Seething Obama Is Ditching Scalia’s Funeral

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WH Press Secretary Josh Earnest struggled to explain why Joe Biden and not President Obama will attend SC Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral.

EARNEST: Obviously when the vice president travels someplace, the security footprint is at least a little bit lighter. There’s so much rancor and politics and partisanship that we allow ourselves to get drawn into differing, different corners to the extent that some people want to use the funeral of the supreme court justice as some sort of political cudgel.

Judge Jeanine Pirro and Andrea Tantaros were more than scathing.

PIRRO: Well, you know, I’m outraged by this, I really am. This is the first time that a sitting president has refused to go to the funeral of a sitting supreme court justice. Here’s the problem: The problem is that he talks about a partisan divide. Since when is a judge considered part of a partisan divide? He talks about a security footprint. They’re in Washington D.C.! Who is he kidding? It’s like the march in Paris when 40 world leaders came together to protest the killing of innocents, but Eric Holder was there and got on a plane and left town. I mean you’ve got to wonder what his motivations are. I don’t think they’re political. I mean, this is beyond politics. He’s dead!

TANTAROS: I think the horse has left the barn on waiting for President Obama to keep his campaign promise of 2008 that he’s going to unite the country. This does not speak to the divide. It speaks to the unpresidential and arrogant nature of President Barack Obama that he is not attending this funeral. This is astounding. It is really, really unprecedented and despicable. When I look at the facts, Scalia was a fierce defender of the U.S. Constitution and President Obama wants nothing more than to shred it. So frankly, I don’t think he deserves to be there. I don’t mind that he’s not going.

GERALDO RIVERA: That is so harsh! I can’t believe it!

TANTAROS: It’s the truth.

PIRRO: She’s absolutely right, Geraldo. How do you not? You’re in town, you have no other plans. You can’t go to the funeral of one of the most beloved supreme court justices of your time? And last week you talk about, “We gotta end this bitter partisan divide.” He’s creating a divide! And the divide is not, this isn’t about politics. It’s about the citadel of justice!

Rush Limbaugh: FBI Wants More From Apple Than Just The Terrorist’s iPhone Data

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RUSH LIMBAUGH: Here we have the [San Bernardino] terrorist’s cell phone and law enforcement wants in it. And find out what else might be planned, who else might be involved and it’s very tough to stand up for citizen’s privacy rights when the FBI and the White House, “Hey it’s just that one phone! Don’t panic here! All we want is that one phone!” But that’s not all they want.

Some in the media are attacking Apple for not cooperating.

BO DIETL: But let’s face one thing, this is national security. This is not the first time this is going to come up. We’re not talking about having everyone have the capability – me as a private investigator, I shouldn’t have the capability where I can breach into people’s phones. – but this is national security.

LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: Tim Cook is a complete phony. This is not about privacy rights of law abiding Americans. This is about Apple selling a lot of iPhones to really, really bad people. This is absolutely shameful. The federal government did everything right – got the court order. And Tim Cook is acting like Hillary Clinton – above the law, better than the rest of us.

Limbaugh goes on to explain the FBI isn’t after just one phone.

LIMBAUGH: The best way that I have found to explain to people what’s going on here: instead of this being a cell phone in possession of a dead terrorist, or a dead terrorist’s cell phone, think of it as a safe in the terrorist’s house. And the government says, “No, no, no. We just want that one safe. We just want the government, we just want the safe company to crack that one safe. We want them to give us the combination to that one safe.” And everyone says, “Well what’s wrong with that!? The terrorists are dead. Who knows what’s in that safe? Let’s go in there and get it.” But that’s not what they’re asking for. What the FBI is asking for is for the manufacturer – the safe company – to give them the combinations of every safe they have made and will make. That is essentially what the government – the FBI –  is asking of Apple. Give us the key that will allow us to crack any phone. Now they aren’t saying that but that’s going to be the end result if the FBI wins this. This is the federal government making a move on a private corporation and this was a strategically planned – this was a specifically chosen event by the FBI. In fact I don’t even think what’s on this phone is the real target for the FBI and the government. I think it’s just the way they’re getting in.