President Obama and his entire administration are still clueless of what to do with the detainees at Gitmo. When he signed the order back in February of 2009, he thought that within the year time frame, Gitmo would no longer be a concern of the United States. In some ways, he is correct. I think most Americans feel that these prisoners are no immediate concern to them. But to the liberal left, there is a huge concern. You see, President Obama miscalculated on several fronts. First he indicated in a speech that the prisoners of Gitmo are lightning rod for the Islamic extremists. Then he thought that the country would be behind him and open their arms to have the detainees to come ashore. President Obama even after pleading with other countries, he cannot even get them to take any of the detainees. We have seen several attempts to bring them to our shores and there has been nothing but outrages from American citizens. We think and know that they are secure at Gitmo and we do not want them here in the states. Then Eric Holder gets involved in the process and wants to have the trials of KSM in New York City and did that cause controversy. Most Americans, including Chucky Schumer do not want these trials here. Most Americans also want the trials to be from the Military Tribunals. Even Schumer and Gillibrand, both voted to “prohibit funding to transfer, release, or incarcerate detainees detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to or within the United States.” The President cannot even get Democrats to help him out.
Well it is almost two years later and where are the detainees? still at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And from what we are hearing from the White House, they are probably going to stay there. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Gibbs said that even though the site is a recruiting tool for Islamic terrorists, legal and legislative issues have contributed to the delay in its closing. And they thought the American public and Congress was just going to roll over and let the President have his way. He is clueless about Gitmo and clueless of how to govern when the will of the American public are against him on so many issues.