On April 19, I had a post focused on the fact that the Obama administration was working to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay to Canada, where he would quickly be set free. This story came on the heels of news that the Obama administration had plans to free a number of Guantanamo Afghan terrorist detainees to curry favor at the negotiating table with the Taliban.
And now, news is breaking that Ali Mussa Daqduq, a Hezbollah commander who is tied to the deaths of five U.S. soldiers in 2007, will likely be released by the Iraqi court system after the Obama administration turned him over in December 2011 rather than try him in Guantanamo Bay.
Five U.S. soldiers dead, and thanks to Obama, the killer will be set free. Who’s our president taking foreign policy advice from, Ron Paul?
This is an absolute slap in the face to our brave military personnel, especially the families of the five soldiers whose deaths are tied to Daqduq. Or, to put it as Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has, this is “an ‘utter betrayal’ to American soldiers who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq.”