With the Boston bombings fresh in our minds, it is time to reexamine our policy of killing suspected terrorists with drones instead of capturing them, taking them to Guantánamo and interrogating them. Our effectiveness in the Middle East is woefully lacking because we have no new intelligence. If not for the interrogation of Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantánamo, Osama bin Laden would still be on the loose.
Of course, President Obama wants to close Guantánamo, but he has no plan as to what to do with the prisoners there. He certainly does not want to add to that number. But when is he going to realize that the intelligence we receive can help save American lives here and abroad?
He stopped using the term “War on Terror” because he wants us to be perceived as a kinder, gentler America. But there are still thousands of Islamic radicals out there who want to cause us great harm. We weren’t so lucky in Boston. Let’s hope we can stop the next tragedy before it happens.
Victor J. LaPorta, Palmetto Bay