Ali Mussa Daqduq killed tortured and killed 5 US soldiers in Iraq back in 2007. He was detained by the United States.
Instead of sending him to Gitmo, Obama turned him over to the Iraqi authorities. But to Obama’s surprise (not ours), Iraq freed him.
Judicial Watch via Breitbart:
But President Obama didn’t want to remove the terrorist from Iraq without permission from the country, in order not to violate its sovereignty. He also refused to take Daqduq to the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Cuba, which houses other high-value terrorists, because the facility is an anathema in the Middle East and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki would not approve the “unacceptable” Guantanamo option.
So Obama handed Daqduq over to the Iraqis even though several members of congress pointed out that it would be the same as freeing him. Apparently, Iraq pinky promised to hold him accountable for murdering our soldiers. No one, probably not even Obama, really believed that and this week a national newswire story confirmed it.
Obama wants to claim he supports the troops? That he values their service? But why doesn’t he value their lives? Why doesn’t he seek justice when 5 US service members lose their lives to a terrorist? Hey President, where’s the apology to the United States people for this unfathomable error you made?