In November 2007, the U.S. government sent two terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia to participate in an “art therapy rehabilitation program.” This Christmas, those two terrorists sent would-be underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from Amsterdam to Detroit with a bomb strapped to his nether-regions. Both Muhamad Attik al-Harbi and Said Ali Shari are Saudi nationals who have become leaders in Yemen’s branch of Al Qaeda. Apparently, paints and crayons aren’t the best tools to rehabilitate terrorists.
Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family….
I thank Pat for his outstanding service and will be naming Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, to be the new Acting Secretary of Defense. I know Mark, and have no doubt he will do a fantastic job!