You remember John Brennan, who recently castigated those who would question the wisdom of the current Administration’s mishandling of terrorists as trying “to score political points, instead of coming together to keep us safe” and this is just “[p]olitically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering” which “only serve the goals of al-Qaeda”. You know, as if there were no validity to the criticism, and the only way someone could possibly ever criticize such an inept handling of our enemy is if he were simply wanting to see America fail and al-Qaeda win. Nice to see we’ve got such a level-headed guy keeping us safe, no?
Anyway, this weekend at the Islamic Center of New York University, in response to a question about the recidivism rate of erstwhile Guantanamo-based terrorists, in equating these murderers and enemies of the United States to common criminals (and the 50% recidivism rate of “the American penal system”), Brennan flippantly says, “20% isn’t bad.”
Many will jump on the soundbite and simply criticize Brennan’s continued lack of concern for most American’s fear of any terrorists being granted a second opportunity to kill us all. But they’ll miss the more dramatic point of his response: That these enemies are basically no different than the prisoners who are incarcerated for stealing cars, selling drugs, or kiting checks.
Does Brennan (and does the current Administration) see no difference?
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)