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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, May 28, 2024


Suspected Terrorists



I heard it again on some show last night. The person was referring to the closing of Gitmo and he said, “What will be doing with the terrorists who are at Gitmo?”

At the very worst they are suspected terrorists. Most have been detained for seven years without ever being charged. If there was proof then they should have been charged. Seven years is called a sentence, not a detention.

If they are not convicted of terrorism then they are suspected terrorists. The only reason those 250 are there and not in the U.S. is because the Bush Administration wanted to circumvent every law regarding justice in the Constitution or anywhere else.

I am with the Cubans on closing the Navy base, as well. The agreement from 1904 is crazy. If we had let the Cubans use Key West for 104 years for $2,000 a year, U.S. citizens would be raising hell.

Give Cuba back to the Cubans.

Karen Webb lives in Moore, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

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  1. There are also the dork nozzles (I heard the term on Rachel’s show — Google it) who publicly fret about released “terrorists” going back to the battlefield.

    Let’s suppose every one of them did. That would increase the enemy’s total strength by what — one percent? Maybe?

    We’re creating many more terrorists throughout the world by keeping Gitmo open, and depriving Muslim detainees of their civil rights.

    It’s the well-educated foreigners, those who speak English and know about America, who are most offended by the contrast between our professed beliefs and our actions. And these are precisely the people we do NOT want to turn into terrorists.

  2. I agree, Karen. Jim Inhofe has called them the “worst of the worst terrorists” while praising the prison. Yet when the Bush administration released several hundred of these “terrorists,” including three 13- to 15-year-olds, over the years, Inhofe never squeaked a peep. A true moral relativist.

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.
Mark Krawczyk
Mark Krawczyk
March 9, 2023
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Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
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