Senator Saxby Chambliss: President’s speech will be viewed by terrorists as a victory

24
May

Senator Saxby Chambliss: President’s speech will be viewed by terrorists as a victory

via Press Release:

WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement regarding President Obama’s speech on counterterrorism policy:

“The President’s speech today will be viewed by terrorists as a victory. Rather than continuing successful counterterrorism activities, we are changing course with no clear operational benefit. We knew five years ago that closing Guantanamo was a bad idea and would not work. Yet, today’s speech sends the message to Guantanamo detainees that if they harass the dedicated military personnel there enough, we will give in and send them home, even to Yemen. With the recidivism rate now at 28% and the increased threat from al Qaeda and its affiliates, including in Yemen, GITMO must stay open for business.”

via Press Releases – News Center – Saxby Chambliss, U.S. Senator for Georgia.

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