Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2009
In a major speech focusing on Guantanamo Bay prison, President Barack Obama, who wants to close that facility, suggested that Gitmo has “likely created more terrorists around the world than it ever detained.”
Interestingly, Mr. Obama offered nothing to back up this astounding revelation.
With the benefit of hindsight, it now appears that it may have been a terrible mistake to detain captured Nazi soldiers during World War II.
There is simply no way to estimate how many Nazis were created by allies’ POW camps.
Could this have prolonged the war and cost “the greatest generation” countless additional lives?
Who knew how close we were to giving the Nazi salute rather than facing Old Glory during the playing of our national anthem before Western Kentucky University ballgames because of our misguided actions?
It is interesting to speculate what President Roosevelt and Gens. Eisenhower and Patton would think about all of this.
We suspect they would be as amazed as we are.
If they only knew the events of Sept. 11 were now referred to as manmade disasters rather than acts of terrorism, their amazement would likely know no bounds.
–The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky.