Some Democrats are joining Republican lawmakers in opposing the transfer of suspected terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay prison to Yemen, citing Al Qaeda's increased activity in the poor Arab nation.
President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, told Fox News that the transfers will continue if the administration deems them warranted.
Do these transfers make sense?
Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 7:04 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
Feinstein: Halt transfers to Yemen
The senior Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee wants no more Guantanamo Bay detainees released to Yemen in the wake of a Christmas Day terrorist attack hatched in that country.
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:57 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:15 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
The Dems who backed the GOP are the ones with balls & backbones. It's incredibly stupid to send them back to a terrorist training ground and expect them to be "good", just because Obama wants it to be that way.
Obama must be drinking his own Koolaid if he actually thinks this is a good idea.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:39 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
The GOP was opposed to transfers to Yemen? Thats funny where was this opposition when the Bush administration transferred loads during the close of that administratio?. Also I take issue with the "bandwagoning" undertones of your question. The reason SOME congressional dems now oppose releasing Yemeni prisoners is in light of new evidence that some have rejoined terrorists networks.
Answer by SRiveroC at 10:40 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:05 AM on Jan. 4, 2010
The reason SOME congressional dems now oppose releasing Yemeni prisoners is in light of new evidence that some have rejoined terrorists networks.
Which is something that has been discussed since Obama said he was going to close Gitmo. But there were all of his followers, cheering in crowds that he was going to do this great humanitarian thing. Either it was a good idea or it wasn't. I think it's time for y'all to decide.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:06 AM on Jan. 4, 2010
Rivero, Bush released some of these terrorists and then went right back to their terrorist cells. It was a Very Bad Idea.
Obama is doing the same stupid thing Bush did. Do you, Ms. Rivero, think it is a good idea?
Apparently the GOP has Learned from previous mistakes, Rivero. Obama promised change but is walking in Bush's footsteps. I for one am sick of the "Bush did it too" method of deflection.
Answer by MunchMunch at 10:38 AM on Jan. 4, 2010
MunchMunch you seem intelligent and worthy of debating but until you address me by my CafeMom name I will not answer you. Ms. Rivero is not my name. Never has been. So if you'd like to follow Carpy's charades than I will treat you like I treat Carpy.
Answer by SRiveroC at 11:25 AM on Jan. 4, 2010