Here is video of President Obama today speaking after a National Security Meeting held at the White House.
Obama blamed intelligence failures for the Christmas Day Terror Attack attempt on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. He said he told his team he wanted them to make sure such an attempt would never happen again.
Obama responded to calls to not go forward with closing the Guantanamo Bay Terrorist Prison facility in light of the attempted attack. Obama stubbornly said he would move forward with the closing, and then went on to blame Gitmo for the formation of Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula.! He actually said this at around the 6:50 minute mark of the video.
He shows he does not understand the enemy we face. These "violent extremeists" as he insists on calling them, are Muslim Jihadists who are devoted to the destruction of our nation, our values, and our way of life - not because of Gitmo - but because they believe we are infidels because the vast majority of Americans are not Muslims! They view us as "infidels," and they believe they are obeying the Koran's command to "slay the infidel wherever you find them."
Sura 9:5 - "Fight and slay the infidel wherever you find them; seize them; weary them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush."
Obama simply won't face up to what we are up against, because he is more interested in his leftist agenda, and being politically correct, than in being honest about the enemy we face. Closing Gitmo will not make this enemy hate us one iota less. But it will send the message that our leadership is weak.