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  • Voters, Veterans: Keep Gitmo Open, Try Benghazi Suspect In Military Court

    One of Obama’s first acts as commander-in-chief was an executive order he signed to force the closure of Guantanamo Bay. 

    However, that was in 2009. And since then, Obama’s foreign policy agenda has been an unmitigated failure.

    His latest poor decision was negotiating a deal that lead to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American POW, in exchange for five notorious Islamic militants who had been held at Guantánamo Bay.

    “I think this sets a dangerous precedent. We’ve had a long history in the United States of saying we don’t negotiate with terrorists,”  said Rep. Mike Rogers. Since his release, numerous vets who served with Bergdahl have said he needs to be tried as a deserter. 

    Now a new Fox News poll shows that an overwhelming number a vets, 63 percent, disagree with Obama’s decision to try extremist Ahmed Abu Khattala, a prime suspect in the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in criminal court.

    Another 52 percent of Americans said they want to see Gitmo remain open. That number is down from its May 2013 high of 63 percent.

    Another  77 percent of veterans said they believe Ahmed Abu Khattala is an enemy combatant who should be tried in criminal court, another blow to Obama’s failed foreign policy. 


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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