Ralph Peters: Obama Closing Guantanamo Would Be ‘Huge Victory’ for Terrorists
Peters: Obama Closing Guantanamo Would Be ‘Huge Victory’ for Terrorists (The Washington Free Beacon)
Fox News military analyst Ralph Peters ripped President Obama’s proposal to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay on Wednesday, saying that terrorist enemies would see it as a “huge victory” in influencing the U.S. decision to do so.
Obama has unsuccessfully called for Gitmo’s closing since his first campaign in 2008, and he repeated his call this week by suggesting the detention center “does not advance our national security.”
“He’s portraying closing Guantanamo as some sort of moral victory that will make the world and even the terrorists respect our values,” Peters said. “On the contrary. Close Guantanamo and the terrorists will present it, rightfully, as a huge victory over the United States, that they forced us to close Guantanamo. There are endless problems with this, from the magical accounting you heard from President Obama yesterday. He’s not very good with financial figures, as we saw with Obamacare.”