The Obama Regime has ostensibly thrown in the towel on brining their fellow Muslim terrorists to the U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/11/AR2009061101210.html?hpid=topnews However, in the same article that claimed that claimed an Obama retreat, the reality came through.
First the money quote: "Attempting to settle non-Uighur detainees in the United States would generate even greater congressional opposition, and the administration has decided not to pursue it broadly, an administration official said yesterday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. But he said there may yet be "a few" candidates for settlement in the United States among the dozens of Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared for release."
It appears that the Obama Regime is still seeking to bring Muslim terrorists to the U.S. Besides the typical pandering and covering from the Democrat controlled media, you can also see the legal agenda on the move. More on that later.
Secondly though we are also told that the plan to remove the rest of the Uighurs not rendered to Bermuda to the Pacific Island paradise of Palau is not apparently going through. "State Department special envoy Daniel Fried visited Palau last week, and a delegation from the country is on its way to Guantanamo to interview other Uighur detainees this weekend. But military and administration officials said Palau would not be taking all of the remaining Uighurs at Guantanamo." Perhaps one or two.
And maybe a few more to Australia. " Fried also visited Australia last week, but officials declined to say if the United States is close to a deal with its Pacific ally to accept detainees."
Back to the strategy to bring the rest of the Uighurs and the mysterious "a few."
The strategy is related to the indictment of another Gitmo detainee in New York, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. The scenerio will probably play out like this. A number of detainees will be indicted, but the goal will not to gain a conviction or perhaps to just gain a minor conviction. A reliable judge will then determine, as in the the case of the Kangaroo Taliban, David Hicks. In Hicks' case he was released immediately after sentencing because he was given credit for the time he was detained as a prisoner of war, albiet an unlawful combatant.
It appears the Hicks pattern will be the master plan for Obama. Bring several detainees to the U.S., indict numerous detainees on either major charges and offer only a half-hearted prosecution hoping for dismissal by a reliably liberal judge and then not appeal that action. Or, indict on minor charges, hoping for a conviction, then allow the court to use time served at Gitmo as a part of any sentence.
Then, with the detainees in the U.S. with either dismissed charges or minor convictions, and no way of deporting them to their home countries, then, after six months of detention in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security, they must be released under precedent Supreme Court decision, the horrible St. Cyr decision. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Naturalization_Service_v._St._Cyr
Obama can then claim that his hands were tied and the Muslim terrorists will be released into the U.S. with work permits and all the freedoms they need to recruit other terrorists, and they will be doing that from MSNBC and CNN, or provide the trained cadre in the U.S. necessary to support further terrorism.
And after the first few terrorists are released in that manner, it would provide the prescendent for the courts to order the transfer of other terrorists to the U.S. or for the Obama Regime to release the rest of the terrorists here. Once the prescendent is set for releasing one terrorist, then the release of the other terrorists will cause less furor.
And perhaps it is Ghailani that will be the test case for this strategy. For some reason he was charged in the Southern District of New York, the most difficult district to get terrorism convictions. And notorious for not imposing the death penalty. Why not the Eastern District of Virginia, whose juror pool are much more open to the death penalty?
In any event, terrorists are coming to America, by hook or by crook.