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On Gitmo’s Tenth Anniversary, Obama Should at Least Thank the Troops

Exactly four months after a ruthless gang of Islamic extremists crashed hijacked airliners into the Twin Towers, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, several dozen of their brothers-in-arms captured in Afghanistan and Pakistan arrived at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay.

Though essentially left off the national radar, January 11th marks the 10th anniversary of holding and interrogating Al Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants in remote southeastern Cuba, including some of the world’s most notorious terrorists like 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. As a nation, we should be grateful to the troops who have served at Gitmo for protecting America.

One of the reasons this anniversary is so quiet is because one of the former critics-in-chief, is now the Commander-in-Chief – and President Barack Obama simply wishes the place would go away.

While his administration has characterized Gitmo as one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history, Amnesty International went even further, dubbing it the “Gulag of our times.”