The Obama administration is scrambling to track down an Al Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay years ago, offering a $5 million reward for information on him and placing him on a global terrorist list.(emphasis added)
Ibrahim al-Rubaysh was originally released in 2006 by the George W. Bush administration and put into a Saudi Arabian "rehabilitation" program. However, al-Rubaysh returned to the battlefield and now serves as a top leader with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- one of the most dangerous Al Qaeda affiliates.
Amazingly, this "catch and release" policy is one which the Obama Administration has continued to support.
And in fact still is trying to effect. But he's getting some criticism as he is making the issue one of 'financial considerations"..
Sen. Ayotte blasts release of 4 Gitmo detainees
"I think it does not make sense to spend millions of dollars per individual when we have a way of solving this problem that's more consistant with our values."
How about the values of protecting our nation from terrorist attacks?
Ayotte: "We're putting ourselves in danger, we're putting our allies in danger, this cost issue is a red herring when it comes to protecting our country against terrorists, and it's really an excuse he's using right now and he doesn't have a plan when it comes to making sure that those who get released don't come back in the battle."
And isn't it at least as expensive, in financial terms, when we discover that these 'bad boys' have gone back to their own ways ("who knew this could happen?") and we have to put out a five million dollar reward to get him back? This, totally ignoring the possible expense of terrorist predation.
I wonder how much the Twin Towers cost?
Just saying ...