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How Will Importing Dangerous Terrorists Make America Safer?

by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)

Today the Obama Administration is announcing it plans to import the terrorists held at the Guantanamo Bay prison – some of the most dangerous terrorists in the world – to the Thomson Correctional Center located outside Chicago, Illinois.  This decision puts the interests of liberal special interest groups before the safety and security of the American people.  Here’s how I addressed this issue at a press conference on Capitol Hill this morning:

The American people don’t want dangerous terrorists imported on to U.S. soil, and time after time the House and Senate have reaffirmed this position with bipartisan votes rejecting the Administration’s plan. Yet this Administration is defying the will of the American people and importing them anyway. What’s worse, this decision is completely unnecessary considering that these terrorists were already being tried by military commissions, which were specifically designed under the law to prosecute such heinous acts.

Republicans have offered a better solution.  In May, we introduced the Keep Terrorists Out of America Act (H.R. 2294) to (1) affirm Congress’ opposition to transferring or releasing terrorists held at the Guantanamo Bay prison into the United States; (2) prohibit the Administration from transferring or releasing any terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay to any state without express approval from the state’s governor and legislature; and (3) prohibit the President from transferring or releasing a terrorist detainee into the United States unless he provides notification and certification to Congress.  Our proposal reflects the will of the American people, and it puts a premium on their safety and security first and foremost.

In their rush to bring Guantanamo Bay terrorists on to U.S. soil, Washington Democrats have repeatedly failed to articulate an overarching strategy to confront and defeat the terrorist threat.  At the very least, the American people deserve to know how importing these dangerous terrorists and giving them the same rights as U.S. citizens will make us any safer.  I have yet to see a good explanation, but Republicans will stand with Illinois families and seek every remedy at our disposal to stop this dangerous plan.

December 16, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Project 2,996: Remembering Sarah Ali Escarcega

Eight years ago, a beautiful young lady was among almost 3,000 who perished in the horrendous attack on America by extremist Muslim terrorists.  Her name was Sarah Ali Escarcega.

Only three weeks prior she had taken a job at Risk Waters Group in New York City’s Twin Towers.  Peter Field, then Chairman and CEO of Risk Waters recalls, “Sarah was on a temporary contract and had been with us a mere three weeks. She had married only in April. A sad discovery a week or so after Sept. 11 was that her father, who lives in north London, had suffered racial abuse for being a Muslim.” She quickly left an impression on her supervisors and coworkers. Risk Waters’ World Trade Centers Appeal website memorializes Sarah with the following:

Sarah Ali Escarcega joined Risk Waters in August. Bright and motivated, she had a track record of impressive marketing positions at several top financial information companies, and had until April headed marketing strategy for Reuters’ Australian equities business. She was friendly and enjoyed working with people, and her intelligence shone through in any conversation. In fact, she made such an impression on Neil Cudmore (Risk Waters senior vice-president for The Americas) in her interview that he asked her if she could start working on a temporary basis the next day.
Sarah was still new to Manhattan on September 11. She had moved to the city a few months earlier after her wedding to Rogelio Escarcega. Restless living in the city without a job, she quickly seized the opportunity to join Risk Waters. In just her first month she had already proved herself, and was in the process of discussing a permanent position.

Sarah’s professionalism, intelligence and wonderful personal qualities will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A young bride, full of hope and promise was taken from the world by the hands of radical religious zealots so full of hate and contempt they destroyed so many lives of unsuspecting and innocent people. Sarah’s husband was left alone, her future children left unborn, and so many whose lives she would have touched will never feel her presence.

So today, eight years after her untimely death, please take a moment to pray for and remember Sarah Ali Escarcega.

September 11, 2009 Posted by | War on Terror | , , , , | Comments Off on Project 2,996: Remembering Sarah Ali Escarcega

Project 2,996 Needs You

September 11 is almost upon us. The anniversary of the worst attack in history on US soil is always a somber time for those of us who watched in horror as almost 3,000 died. Blogger Dale Challener Roe has created Project 2,996 to honor the memory of each and every one of the victims of this atrocious attack.

Roe seeks bloggers to tell the story of every victim on the anniversary of the attacks. Now, a little more than a week from 9/11/09, fewer than 700 have signed on. Roe has made it easy to be a part of the project. Even if you don’t have your own blog, you can sign up to help us honor those who died that fateful day.

August 31, 2009 Posted by | War on Terrorism | , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama’s egotistical stunt costs $329,000…


The feds knew panic would ensue when this stunt was pulled, but demanded total secrecy from NYC officials! Outrageous!

“In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD, the Federal Aviation Administration’s James Johnston said the agency was aware of “the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes” in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor’s office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.”

A photo op! That’s what the White House called the Air Force One mission over New York City that terrified residents who not so long ago witnessed, first-hand, the most violent attacks ever perpetrated on American soil. I guess the Obama administration didn’t think of that! Apparently, this administration considers that ancient history, a forgotten time before we were so blessed to have the Chicago shyster occupying the White House.

The “man-made disaster” (aka terrorist attack if you’re not part of Obama’s inner circle) on 9/11/2001 might be forgotten by the far-left and the Democratic Party leaders, but it still burns in the memory of New Yorkers. While the administration snapped photos to use to promote the President and his plan to disassemble America, innocent civilians ran for cover, panicked in fear of another plane slamming into a building full of people. I guess Obama and his hirelings thought these people feel safe after his “Apologizing for America Tour,” or maybe he thought they’d forgotten about the day ~3,000 Americans were burned and buried in the ruins of the World Trade Center.

I haven’t seen any official explanation of where these photos would be used or what they would promote, so I’m inclined to believe such an explanation wouldn’t serve the administration well if it were made public. The “most transparent administration in history” didn’t see any need to inform the public of the stunt. Of course, they’d have been happy to plaster news of the mission everywhere in public view if it served some worthwhile purpose. Therefore, I must assume they were to be used in the never-ending campaign of the Obamessiah. But of course, he didn’t know anything about it. Right!

So, how much did this little stunt cost the taxpayers? How about $328,835! That’s right, you, me and every other American taxpayer helped foot the $329K bill that served no purpose but to promote this narcissistic media darling who continues to keep the MSM and other left-wing organizations drooling on themselves in admiration as he pushes us forward, straight into the jaws of Socialism.

What was that we heard last week? Wasn’t he in front of the cameras telling his underlings to cut $100,000,000 from their budgets? What’s good for the goose…oh, never mind. I guess they weren’t supposed to look in the “egocentric self-promotion of the Obamessiah” section of the budget for costs to cut. Of course not!

That part of the budget is designed to prop up his poll numbers as he hammers away at the very foundation of our country! That can’t be touched or the American people might just wake up, see through the shroud of smoke spread by the MSM, and notice this administration making off with the building blocks of our society that made the US the greatest, strongest country in the world.

$328,835. Remember that the next time you hear this President tell someone it’s time to pay his fair share. Remember that the next time Obama says he’s for fiscal responsibility. Remember that the next time he says he understands your problems. Remember that when he says he wants to cut spending.

$328,835 that you and I will pay to promote this administration.

April 29, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments