Power Line has a post today about the Uighur Chinese Muslims currently held at Guantanamo Bay. According to the article:
“After President Obama promised to close Gitmo, the White House ordered an inter-agency review of the status of all the detainees. Apparently, it believed that many of those held would be quickly determined releasable. If so, this belief was perhaps naive, considering that a large percentage of the detainees, presumably the comparatively “innocuous” ones, had already been released (some of whom promptly returned to their terrorist ways).
The inter-agency committee — comprised of all the national
securityagencies — was told to start with what the Obama administration believed to be the easiest case, that of the seventeen Chinese Muslims, known as Ughurs, who were captured at an al-Queda training camp.”
Well, it didn’t go the way President Obama hoped. The committee determined that these seventeen people were members of the ETIM terrorist group, the “East Turkistan Islamic Movement. Their presence at the al-Queda training camp was not accidental.
The White House legal office has asked the committee to restudy the facts and come up with a different answer. The goal here is to relocate the terrorists to America since sending the terrorists back to China is not an option (I’m not sure if that is because the Chinese won’t take them or because we know they would be mistreated there. Good grief–they’re terrorists. Why are we worried about how they would be treated?) Do we want to settle them here, and find them jobs to support their terrorism?