Guantanamo is the place to try terrorists


Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi made their way to the United States from Iraq in 2009 through what appears to be a bureaucratic mistake. Expert intelligence and police work led to the discovery of their violent past and their plans to support their terrorist comrades from the safety of their new home. When they were arrested, they were plotting to equip foreign fighters in Iraq with missile launchers, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, sniper rifles, machine guns and cases of C4 explosives.

The Justice Department says Alwan and Hammadi should be tried in a civilian setting because they were caught here. This is ludicrous. The fact that bureaucrats mistakenly allowed two foreign fighters into the United States does not entitle them to all the rights and privileges of U.S. citizens. If it did, we’d have to grant the same rights and privileges to any foreign fighters who had escaped from the battlefield and illegally entered the United States. Once we knew who they were, our top priority should have been to capture, detain and interrogate them to ensure they could no longer harm Americans.

Read Mitch McConnell’s op-ed

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I wonder if Yonathan Melaku will be tried at Gitmo OR given an apology by the Obama administration and an Honorable Discharge?

Remember Yonathan Melaku?

Last week he was arrested while running around in a closed Arlington Cemetery.
His truck had a notebook with weird remarks about al Qaeda, the taliban and jihad.
He is a Marine reservist.

Well, today there is more.
His weapons have been tied through ballistics evidence to some shootings.
In 2010 the Pentagon was shot at, windows broken.
Also the Marine Corps museum was targeted twice.
And a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Va., outside Washington was also targeted.