The Real Obama: Broken promises
Liz Cheney on president's Gitmo pledge
- Duration 6:51
- Date Mar 14, 2012
Liz Cheney on president's Gitmo pledge
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As -- in the inaugural edition of the real Obama we Begin the work of the mainstream media has refused to do for years and that is that President Obama.
And as we countdown to Election Day this is a segment.
What you'll uncover the truth about the current occupant of the Oval Office and tonight we Begin where else but -- his first broken promise Uranus.
This first executive order that we are side.
By the authority vested -- -- as presently -- President by the constitution and laws of the United States of America.
In order to affect the appropriate disposition of individuals currently detained by the department of fast at Guantanamo.
And probably close.
The detention facility at Guantanamo consistent with the national security and -- -- if this.
Of the United States and interest of justice I feel fine.
Process whereby Guantanamo will be foremost.
Don't know whether one year from now.
Now the president looked into the cameras and made that pledge more than three years ago but still to this state Guantanamo remains open for business however with the general election approaching it appears the administration.
Has some new ideas on how to clear out -- now according to Foreign Policy Magazine.
A prisoner swap involving the -- bond and United States has nearly been finalized.
-- the deal would reportedly send five Taliban leaders out of gitmo in exchange for one quote western prisoner.
-- that information was revealed to the magazine by none other.
Then the senate Intel chair that's Dianne Feinstein who strongly opposes a swap and she said quote we are giving up people who killed a lot of people.
People who -- the head of major efforts of the Talabani adding quote.
Said these are major Taliban figures they are not minor people -- me now with more as we get the administration's.
Irresponsible -- -- of gitmo is Fox's contributor Liz Cheney Liz what -- program.
A son thank you for half a level -- let's start at the beginning here I was a promise of.
That but then candidate Obama made -- President Obama made that has not been for felt.
And this is only step one we have made that enough material to get to Election -- But when you put this together with this new breaking story.
Doesn't that suggest that the administration has been negotiating.
With terrorists which raises a lot of questions that I think the American people need to know about.
Right I mean I would say first of all it's important for people to remember that the reason why he.
Has not closed at Guantanamo is is mostly because the American people stood up and said we do not want you Mr.
President to bring terrorists on -- US soil.
We need to be able to -- the hold those terrorists someplace safe and secure which Guantanamo is.
Having said that though -- now seems with this latest news in particular to be no terrorist Barack Obama is unwilling to release.
And the -- at commanders -- five of the top Taliban commanders at Guantanamo.
The joint task force Guantanamo which is the entity there that is responsible for the intelligence for the detainees who knows the most about these detainees.
Has classified them as posing a high risk to the United States into our allies.
They've said they've got long standing ties to al-Qaeda and this same task forces said they should not be released they should remain in US custody so the White House has a lot of explaining to do on this.
That a lot of -- -- a couple of issues here is number one that they have apparently been negotiating with the televised.
Now if you're -- member -- when President Reagan was in office we had this this issue that was called Iran Contra arms for hostages.
And there was a lot of outrage that was expressed by the left.
Is it pop and look I -- -- any American and I am told through my sources that they're talking about an American soldier here.
I want them released but do we -- -- people that are hell bent on the destruction of America.
And connected to al-Qaeda and high ranking members of -- -- bond do we even sit and talk with -- number one and then offer such a deal like this.
Well they're two different stories we've heard both of which are very troubling one is the one that you mentioned that.
They're considering releasing these Taliban commanders in exchange for an American prisoner -- being held.
We actually should not do that obviously we want all Americans released but you know shot if we release we Begin the process.
Releasing -- -- -- commanders Taliban prisoners -- on terrorists in exchange for people who had been kidnapped by the top bond.
-- does is encourage them to kidnap and hold more Americans.
The second story we've heard is that this is part of the beginning of a negotiation with the -- bond.
That's part of getting out of Afghanistan.
Now the administration initially said there be conditions for this negotiation initially they said the Taliban had to lay down their arms.
Had to accept and come on yeah and you need to know that that come on -- -- the Taliban has now come out and said no thanks -- Secretary Clinton subsequently said well we didn't really mean those are preconditions we mean those are objectives.
So you know however you package this it it is that dangerous to national security United States.
That was so we -- we talk about negotiating with terrorists on the one hand now on the other hand we have another issue involving Egypt the president bringing about democracy.
And the Arab Spring.
Well now we know who was elected people that I predicted would get in power -- -- a Muslim Brotherhood they were saying at the time prepare for war with Israel.
Now the Egyptian parliament declared that Israel is their number one enemy which couldn't come at a worse time.
Considering that the Iranians are seem hell bent on getting nuclear weapons.
Israel's more isolated from their their number one ally the United States and by the way the majority of Americans polled support a strike on.
Iran if necessary to stop this.
And can you imagine a worse message on -- to be sending then.
You know to have our enemies and our allies in Cairo and elsewhere watching as we do everything we can frankly to bribe the Taliban here.
I think the United States has made itself under Barack Obama irrelevance at best across the Middle East at especially in precisely the moment when.
You know we need to be ensuring that we're maintaining in securing our interests and security of our allies and death.
You know -- as you watched the earthquake that's happened across that part of the world.
And you line that up against an America that's in retreat and that's the only way you can describe it.
You've really got to start wondering about you know what that will do long term and even short term to America's interest we cannot secure our interests if we're in it.
-- around the -- don't believe how wrong the president was on the Arab Spring which is now the Arab winner and now the Egyptian parliament.
Declares Israel's they're number one enemy very very precarious.
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