John Brennan, Obama Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Assistant Clueless … 20% Terrorism Recidivism “Is not that bad”
And Barack Obama wonders why Americans are concerned about how Democrats and his Administration conducts a war on terror and why Republicans question his policies and vision. Really?
So we are supposed to feel safe when the Obama Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Assistant John Brennan compares terrorism recidivism to criminal recidivism and he says, “20% isn’t that bad.” WHAT!!! A 20% return rate for terrorist to fight is acceptable for the Obama Administration? Really, 1 out of 5 is ok for Barack Obama.
Remember when GWB and Condi Rice used to say that the United States had to be right 100% of the time when it came to terrorism?
“People sometimes use that figure, 20 percent, say ‘Oh my goodness, one out of five detainees returned to some type of extremist activity,’” Brennan said. “You know, the American penal system, the recidivism rate is up to something about 50 percent or so, as far as return to crime. Twenty percent isn’t that bad.”
How could a Presidential Administration compare criminal recidivism to that of terrorism. A criminal getting out of prison and committing another crime like theft or selling drugs to that of trying to kill 3000 US citizens. And the American people are supposed to feel safe and secure exactly how?
This morning on FOX News Sunday, SC Senator Lindsey Graham ripped into John Brennan for his indefensible statement and called for his resignation.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham blasted President Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan saying he is “disconnected from the threats we face” and called for his resignation. He says “it’d be better to have a new person in that job.”
“I don’t see how most Americans can feel safe when the head of counterterrorism tries to tell us you can get all the information you need within 50 minutes of an interview of a guy right off the airplane who tried to blow it up, and tries to tell us that the process did finally work, and say that a 20 percent recidivism rate’s OK in the war on terror,” Graham told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
Graham criticized the Obama administration’s terrorism policies arguing that they “make no sense.” “These policies are ill-conceived and they need to stop and start over,” he argued. To do so, he offered to help the administration and work out a deal on closing Guantanamo Bay, as long as it ensures national security.