Obama's stain: The Gitmo gamble

| Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

Among recent beneficiaries of President Obama's Gitmo transfer program is an explosives expert who designed mines to sink U.S. ships and the “shoe-bomb” that was used unsuccessfully in 2001 in an attempt to bring down an airliner.

Egyptian Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al Sawah, who had been personally praised by Osama bin Laden, has been transferred to the government of Bosnia — where he had fought with the Bosnia army in the 1990s, The Washington Times reports.

Reportedly, Mr. al Sawah provided bomb-making instruction at an al-Qaida training camp. According to his private file, “Detainee participated in hostilities against U.S. and Coalition forces and is a veteran extremist combatant.”

But Joint Task Force Guantanamo deemed al Sawah to be a “medium” risk and recommended transfer, The Times reports.

Regardless of any future consequences if al Sawah resumes his bomb-making tutorials, the Obama administration remains undeterred in fulfilling a campaign promise to empty the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Over the years, the inmate population has declined from more than 700 to about 90.

Many “transferred” terrorists are said to have already rejoined the battle lines. And should any of these demented terrorist transferees who despise America successfully perpetrate an attack here or abroad, that blood will indelibly stain Barack Obama's hands.

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