Monday, September 24, 2012
Owing to the failure of Barack Obama's repeated apologies and multiple fruit baskets sent to the Muslim world to say "we're sorry for being Americans who richly deserve to be attacked by terrorists," the president has decided to take a bold new approach to kinetic sniveling: he's instituting the release of one third of the prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
Oh sure, it could look like yet another groveling surrender from our Apologizer-in-Chief, not to mention a clear invitation to Al-Qaeda to murder more of our ambassadors if they'd like to get the rest of their pals back.
And it could seem like a bad idea since intelligence reports now suggest that the terrorist who masterminded the Benghazi attack was a prisoner who had been released from Guantanamo Bay in 2007, and that 27% of prisoners released from that facility return to terroristic activities.
But in reality, the release of 55 potential new terrorists is a brilliant political ploy on the part of this most political of presidents.
Liberals will love this decision because Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay in his first term, and time is running out. And sure, he's only keeping 1/3 of his promise - but that's still a lot better than he's done with most of his other campaign promises.
But the real political beauty of Obama's prisoner release is the effect it will have on reducing the number of conservative voters who will be coming to the polls.
Because when they hear this story, a lot of their heads are going to explode.