What does Obama and al-Qaida have in common?
Busting out of prison hard core Islamonutjobs during a period in time in which keeping them locked up is the best possible solution outside of launching a drone up their backsides.
It is unlikely to make the people who were asking the question feel better, but the answer is: He already did.
That’s right, somehow, in a story that seems to have flown below the radar, five members of the Taliban who had been detained at the U.S.’s Guantanamo Bay Detention Center in Cuba have been freed by the U.S.
It happened at the end of July.
But don’t worry, those five prisoners were released under a very strict condition: they had to agree that they would not engage in any violent activity. No word on whether the prisoners agreed to a serious pinky swear or if anyone checked to see if they were crossing their fingers when they promised not to hurt anybody ever again.
And the reason for the release? To show the Taliban that the United States is serious about engaging in peace talks. Sound familiar?