Just as President Obama finished drafting Executive Orders to close Guantanamo Bay, outlaw torture, and otherwise make the world a kinder, gentler place for murderous Islamofascists, an unexpected outbreak of inconvenient truth blasted through the fog of delusion and denial which has blanketed theWhite House since 12:01 PM, eastern time, onJanuary 20, 2009.
Only a free ticket to Caroline Kennedy`s U.S. Senateswearing in ceremony and subsequent inaugural balls would make less sense than BHO`s untimely, but predictable, actions with regard to Hotel Gitmo.
As reported by AFP at reference 1, in part:
"WASHINGTON (AFP) " Two men released from the US "war on terror" prison atGuantanamo Bay, Cuba have appeared in a video posted on a jihadist website, the SITE monitoring service reported.
One of the two former inmates, a Saudi man identified as Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri, or prisoner number 372, has been elevated to the senior ranks ofAl-Qaeda inYemen, a US counter-terrorism official told AFP.
Three other men appear in the video, including Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi, identified as an Al-Qaeda field commander. SITE later said he was prisoner No. 333.
"We remain concerned about ex-Guantanamo detainees who have re-affiliated with terrorist organizations after their departure," said Gordon.
"We will continue to work with the international community to mitigate the threat they pose," he said.
On the video, al-Shihri is seen sitting with three other men before a flag of G.W. Bush`s Islamic State of Iraq, the front for Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
"By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our principles for which we went out, did jihad for, and were imprisoned for," al-Shihri was quoted as saying.
Al-Shiri was transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia in 2007, the US counter-terrorism official said.
The other men in the video are identified as Commander Abu Baseer al-Wahayshi and Abu Hureira Qasm al-Rimi (also known as Abu Hureira al-Sana`ani).
The Defense Department has said as many as 61 former Guantanamo detainees -- about 11 percent of 520 detainees transferred from the detention center and released -- are believed to have returned to the fight.
The latest case highlights the risk the new US administration faces as it moves to empty Guantanamo of its remaining 245 prisoners and close the controversial detention camp within a year. "
Asked to comment, a top Obama official said,
"President Obama is keeping his promise to bring Change to America. He did not promise that all change would be good--this may be a rare instance of "bad" change. Still as the president said so cleverly the other day, He Won and He trumps! Get over it, dude!"
And so it is as the Obama-ization of America continues unabated!