Obama bribed countries to take GITMO prisoners

November 29, 2010 20:39

In some cases millions of dollars in ‘aid’ was offered to take GITMO detainees to help Obama keep his campaign promise to his looney left supporters to close GITMO.

By THOMAS JOSCELYN at The Weekly Standard


The New York Times reports:

Slovenia was told to take a prisoner if it wanted to meet with President Obama, while the island nation of Kiribati was offered incentives worth millions of dollars to take in Chinese Muslim detainees, cables from diplomats recounted. The Americans, meanwhile, suggested that accepting more prisoners would be “a low-cost way for Belgium to attain prominence in Europe.”

Kiribati, it should be noted, apparently did not agree to the deal. The island nation of Palau did agree, however, to accept some of the “Chinese Muslim detainees” and that agreement was almost certainly tied to a multi-million dollar aid package.

Months after the Obama administration offered remote Pacific island nations millions of dollars to take in Abdul Haq’s trainees, Haq himself was killed by an American missile. We can kill ETIP members in northern Pakistan, but if America and her allies capture and hold them then we need to find a way – even an incredibly expensive way – to free them.


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