I can’t recommend it for those who want to sleep soundly, but I spent a chunk of my snowed-in weekend perusing the latest issue of the Islamic State’s magazine, Dabiq. As others have aptly noted, what is most conspicuous about this release is what it doesn’t mention, considering the preoccupations of election season in America: not a single mention of Trump, nor a single mention of Guantanamo Bay. American liberals may believe these to be great boons to jihadi recruiting, but the terrorists don’t seem to have received that memo.
A detainee at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was recently cleared for release is refusing to leave the prison, according to his lawyer.
Chuck Hagel, the former secretary of defense who resigned under pressure from the Obama administration last November, said in a recent interview that the White House castigated him for refusing to approve the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees he deemed too dangerous.
The chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff did not approve the Oct. 30 release of a terrorist held at the Guantanamo Bay prison, contrary to a Pentagon announcement that the transfer was “unanimously” approved by senior Obama administration officials.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) said Tuesday that President Obama would risk attacks on the homeland by closing the military prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba and bringing terrorist detainees to stateside prisons.