I hope the Taliban doesn’t really believe they need to kidnap more Americans to get the Obama administration to release detainees at Guantanamo Bay. All they have to do is bide their time. It seems the administration is coming up with all sorts of reasons to let these terrorists go. The latest is absurd – they’re going to let one go because he took up yoga! A few more are just as ridiculous, but no reason is too flimsy for Team Obama.
Desperate to empty the Guantanamo Bay prison by the end of his term, Obama quietly is giving “get out of jail free” cards for the flimsiest of excuses.
One al Qaeda suspect captured in Afghanistan is considered reformed because he took up yoga and read a biography of the Dalai Lama. Another is eligible for release because of his “positive attitude.”
And one longtime detainee, a former bodyguard for Osama bin Laden, is now harmless because he’s going to start a “milk and honey farm.”
The Periodic Review Board already helped clear 78 of the remaining 149 prisoners for release, documents show, and has scheduled more hearings for this summer.
Read the whole thing and weep.