Convicted terrorist transferred from Gitmo to Canadian prison
What risk does prisoner pose?
- Duration 3:21
- Date Oct 3, 2012
What risk does prisoner pose?
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Sergeant Layne Morris joins us now with his reaction to the latest news or divorce nice to have you with us today.
Thanks for having me.
So this move -- not unexpected we know we knew was coming we knew about the plea agreement we received very little explanation as to why this plea agreement.
Was made and according to reports in Canada the Canadians did not want this guy.
What's your reaction to his move to Canada to the Canadian prison system.
Well I guess it doesn't surprise me the Obama administration's been trying to shut down Guantanamo.
Since President Obama took office and and when they couldn't get that done through congress they just simply changed tactics and now they're just trying to get everybody out of there and shut it down that way so.
I was -- surprise that they have made a deal.
22 send Omar to -- -- really didn't want him but didn't feel like they had a choice in the matter and and so.
Where -- -- you know but those that have met with this man forensic psychiatrist for example describe -- -- highly dangerous say he has no regrets for what he did.
The call -- a rock star again now.
What kind of risk does he pose now that he's number one -- -- -- but number two you could be paroled within maybe a year.
-- yes -- mark potter is not done he is never expressed any regret on the contrary.
When he's feeling depressed -- feeling down.
He he warms himself with the thought of killing Chris -- and he's very open about that.
This young man is a eight confirmed.
He he's been in Guantanamo for ten years and has done nothing to prepare himself for life.
In the western society.
He still has an eighth grade education.
-- he has however memorize the Courant.
And he is the acknowledged leader at the worst of the worst 460 worst guys that we've gotten Guantanamo.
And they think Omar -- is a rock star he's the acknowledged leader.
This is not somebody who we should be which we should be releasing to the public.
-- regardless of the punitive aspects of killing somebody just the security aspect of having a a known.
And declared and dedicated it un repentant terrorist.
Running around in western society.
Omar's not done and and we will all regret the day -- -- mark potter is -- Sergeant Morris is and that served our country needs you now are retiring have a family -- me.
What are we dealing -- -- -- makes sense that.
But I don't make sense that other than other than the Obama administration.
He's just trying to make little problems go away.
And you know when you need to appeal to that left wing base closing gitmo one way or another.
I think a lot of people thought that he'd given up on closing gitmo but.
I think he just changed tactics and this -- -- -- behind the scenes as possible you know you transfer mom the weekend no announcement no.
No explanation just quietly on the weekend.
-- another one out.
Sergeant Morris is -- -- longer conversation and we tend to to continue to have it thank you for the time today.
It's a story we'll continue to watch and we appreciate hearing valuable perspective thank you.
Thanks for having me generally.