July 26, 2021

The best comment from John Kerry: Terrorist Released From Guantanamo Who Rejoined Al Qaeda Is ‘Not Supposed to Be Doing That’

US Secretary of State John Kerry answers a question during a joint press briefing with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird following their meeting at the State Department in Washington on February 8, 2013. tHE US is "evaluating" what steps to take next to try and end the killing in Syria, Kerry said. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

“Let me just ask one question,” Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said. “I want to show you a picture of Ibrahim al-Qosi, who was recently released by the administration to the Sudanese, and he appeared on some Al Qaeda videos recruiting people for [Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula].”

“Now that he’s out, I would hope we would end the policy of issuing terrorists to terrorist nations, where they can get out,” Kirk said.

“Well, senator, he’s not supposed to be doing that,” Kerry replied.

“There are consequences for that, and there will be,” Kerry continued. “But apart from that, the fact is that we’ve got people who’ve been held without charges for 13 years, 14 years in some cases. That’s not American, that’s not how we operate.”

Earlier this week, the Obama administration announced that it is planning to close the Guantanamo Bay facility and send detainees elsewhere, including facilities in the United States.

Source: The Blaze