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In Gitmo we trust

To the editor:

Hypothetically, if any political leader, terrorist, leader of al-Qaeda (“the Base,” in Arabic), ISIL, the Black Hand or a reincarnated Osama bin Laden incited and sent hundreds of his followers into an American embassy, the White House or the national Capitol building for the purpose of wrecking the place, terrorizing the occupants therein and committing murder and mayhem as part and parcel of their programming by their leader, and simultaneously their leader was conveniently relaxing nearby at a well-known place, watching the results perpetrated by his/her mob they’d set in motion, then that leader would likely be immediately seized by United States or allied forces. And soon thereafter, this leader would be handed over to the United States armed forces and subjected to extraordinary rendition into the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and held there pending a military trial, as the law and order of these United States permit under the precedents established by Bush 43 in the wake of 9-11-2001.

So given the events of Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, which most of us saw on TV, and the subsequent events at the U.S. Capitol building and its chambers for the Senate and the House, which even more of us viewed on TV or social media, why is the leader of these terrorists still relaxing in the White House and not cooling off at Gitmo? Is he above the law? Does he walk on water? Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot?

Sincerely,

Anthony Lawrence

Lake Placid

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