U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas) spoke on the Senate floor, Monday, about a bill he will introduce this week to put a six month moratorium on transfers from Guantanamo Bay in reaction to the Obama administration’s highly unpopular prisoner swap.
“Americans need to know how the Obama Administration thinks it has made our nation safer by negotiating with terrorists to release these five dangerous terrorist leaders,” Sen. Cruz said. “Until President Obama can make his case and convince the American public that this swap was in our national interest, prudence dictates that all further transfers and releases from Guantanamo Bay should be off the table.”
Cruz raised serious questions that he says Americans deserve answers to, including:
· How many Americans did these five terrorist leaders directly or indirectly murder?
· How many American soldiers gave their lives to capture these five senior terrorist leaders?
· Given the President’s admission that there is “absolutely” a chance that they will return to actively waging war against the United States, how many Americans are at risk of being killed directly or indirectly by these terrorist leaders we have just let go?
· Finally, if the Taliban 5 do return to actively trying to kill Americans, how many American soldiers will again have to risk their lives or give their lives trying to kill or capture these terrorists?