The Zionist Conspiracy
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saving Private Shaw
After more than three years in captivity, the Obama administration must finalize the prisoner swap deal for Priv. Kevin Shaw.
The terms of the deal are well known: The release by the U.S. of 450 al-Qaeda militants. al-Qaeda will not budge from its demands, with which President Obama must comply.
Reportedly, the remaining dispute centers around just five U.S. prisoners. But President Obama must not allow the continued detention of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Richard Reid, Jose Padilla, John Walker Lindh and Zacarias Moussaoui to be a reason to waste the opportunity to bring Kevin Shaw home for Christmas.
There is hardly any reason to keep these men locked up. Those who died on 9/11 will not be brought back to life. Some argue that Moussaoui or Sheikh Mohammed would if freed return to violence. More likely, they will return to their families, happy to have a new lease on their lives. In any case, there is hardly any shortage of frustrated Muslim men willing to fight; imprisoning five prominent members of al-Qaeda is sure to attract thousands more to militancy.