Say what you want about Secretary of State John Kerry, but you have to respect his firm grasp of the obvious: When the United States releases detainees from Guantanamo Bay, they’re not supposed to return to the battlefield.
Here’s Kerry yesterday, appearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee to justify the State Department’s 2017 budget request. Senator Mark Kirk showed Kerry a picture of Ibrahim al Qosi, who was released from Gitmo in 2012 and sent back to Sudan, and who is now actively recruiting for Al Qaeda. Kirk expressed the opinion that the U.S. shouldn’t be releasing terrorists to terrorist nations, because the terrorists just go back to doing what they were doing before they went to Gitmo.
And the indomitable John Kerry’s response will echo throughout the halls of Eternity:
“Well, uh, Senator, he’s not supposed to be doing that.”
No $#!+, John. I thought the whole point of being terrorists is that they do what the infidels want them to do! These guys just aren’t playing fair.
I mean, we let al Qosi go, and this is the thanks we get? What an ingrate!
Good news, though. When John Kerry says there will be consequences, he means it. America’s got the bad guys on the run:
Sleep sound tonight knowing that the WH has a team of lawyers debating whether to formally accuse ISIS of genocide. pic.twitter.com/w0ddJH9yM8
— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesUSA) February 25, 2016
If a strong letter of condemnation doesn’t do the trick, maybe we could serenade them into compliance:
Whatever works. Sometimes you gotta get your hands dirty.
(Hat tip: Aaron Kliegman)