Since President Obama is going full speed ahead with his plans to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and bring the captured enemy combatants to the US, we must start making plans to safeguard America’s citizens from these detainees. One must keep in mind the fact that all of these detainees were captured attempting to harm US interests and personnel abroad. Had these actions been committed on US soil, these persons would be subject to US laws. Since the actions were committed outside of the US, our laws were not designed to prosecute these individuals. This gives the US courts system a distinct disadvantage in dealing with the possibility of trying the offenders.
As we saw during the Clinton presidency, the defense lawyers for the terrorists will demand documents and testimony from as many sources as possible. Many of the demands will be designed to place such a burden on National Security or compelling testimony from the actual soldiers that captured the foreign combatants as to make it impossible or undesirable to prove a case against the “accused”. Our broken legal system will have no choice but to release them. The problem is, their own country refuses to take them back, in most cases, and no other country will allow them entry. The only option will be to release these Muslim extremists and America haters into society where they will no doubt continue their war.
These are dangerous people intent on harming Americans. We have a sexual predators list for rapists, child molesters, and those convicted of sexually harming others. Why not initiate a database and strict requirements for the same type of list for unconvictable terrorists when released? Admittedly, most of these individuals will have been convicted of no crime, but the sexual predators have served their time and paid their debt to society, yet are still required to file and update their work and home address when they change jobs or move.
If President Obama and his leftist friends insist on bringing the detainees to this country, the least we can do is know where they are.
By the way. Has anyone heard a compelling reason to bring them to the US, other than to allow our broken courts to put them on trial?