During Donald Trump’s campaign, he promised that he would go after those who would cause us harm. Trump promised that he would take a much tougher approach to “radical Islam” than Barack Obama did before him, and what he has planned has these terrorists freaking out.
While Obama released GITMO detainees on a regular basis, Trump is promising to fill the place back up. Of course, this has liberals already crying foul but has the rest of America cheering. It seems that Trump has drafted an executive order that would instruct the Pentagon to house future prisoners from the Islamic State group in Gitmo
Here’s more from the NY Times:
The Trump White House is nearing completion of an order that would direct the Pentagon to bring future Islamic State detainees to the Guantánamo Bay prison, despite warnings from national security officials and legal scholars that doing so risks undermining the effort to combat the group, according to administration officials and a draft executive order obtained by The New York Times.
White House officials have detailed their thinking about a new detainee policy in an evolving series of drafts of an executive order being circulated among national security officials for comment. While previous versions have shown that the draft has undergone many changes – including dropping language about reviving C.I.A. prisons – the plan to add Islamic State detainees to the Guantánamo population has remained constant.
The latest version of the draft, which circulated this week, would direct Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to use Guantánamo to detain suspected members of “Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces, including individuals and networks associated with the Islamic State.”
In the past, liberals would do cartwheels every time that one of these animals were released. This order would set a tougher tone to our enemies that they have not seen in a long time. Obama coddled our enemies and instructed Americans to have compassion for them, and now that time is officially up.
This order shows how serious Trump is about cracking down on terrorists. It also sends a message to these radicals that America is not playing footsies with them anymore and that if they commit acts terror there will be hell to pay.
H/T [ NY Times ]