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Article posted: 8/16/2013 5:00 AM

Obama policies giving terrorists an edge

How many prisoners were freed from prisons in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan by al-Qaida? No wonder al-Qaida is feeling emboldened! So maybe it was a good idea to leave Islamic radicals locked up at Guantanamo Bay. Transferring them to the mainland, as the president and his Justice Department wanted to do, would only invite terrorist activity at home. Now were taking precautions around the world because chatter is up among al-Qaida leaders, so who is on the run? The fear of terrorism is real.

Can any of this be related to the president's failed policies in Egypt and the Middle East? Because it sure looks like Jimmy Carter and his failed policies in Iran all over again.

And all this is happening while the Fort Hood massacre makes a mockery out of our military justice department. Tell me who buys this president's explanation that this is nothing more than workplace violence? Could this trial taking place now be some of the reason for the fanatical chatter at this time? With the Boston bombing not far behind us and given the recent activities of al-Qaida and the Taliban, all Americans should be vigilant. The failed policies of Hillary Clinton and President Obama have put us all at risk.

Tom Ploski

Mount Prospect

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