Our Country's Commitment to Liberty Makes Us Targets of Terrorists

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Recently one of the “Big Questions” on a cable news channel was “Is the White House policy on Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) putting Americans in danger?” Such a question is superfluous and typical of the political Left.

The Administration’s policy on how America handles prisoners of war is not putting us in danger. We were in danger long before the Bush Administration had a policy on Gitmo.


Remember, 9-11 happened before Gitmo not after. The bombing of the USS Cole, the suicide- bombing of the American Embassy in Kenya, and the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 were all perpetrated by radical Muslims before the Bush Administration’s had a policy on Gitmo.

The reason the United States of America is in danger and being threatened by radical Muslims worldwide is because of our more than 250-year commitment to liberty and justice for all people. We Americans are threatened because of our audacity to reject Shiria law. And as long as we continue to live in a democratic-republic and reject theocratic dictatorship, we will continue to be in the cross- hairs of radical Islam.

The irony is that while all of this is happening, the United States of America continues to be the freest and fairest country on the planet. A Muslim in America has greater liberty here than he or she would have in any Muslim- majority country.

God Bless America.

”’Roosevelt L. Freeman, a resident of Kaneohe, can be reached via email at”’ mailto:roosevelt.freeman@gmail.com

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