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From AEI (h/t The Corner):

News has surfaced that the Yemeni government intends to build a terrorist rehabilitation center with an $11 million grant from the United States within the next three months.  Reuters reported on January 27, 2010 that the terrorist rehabilitation center will house Yemeni detainees returning from Guantanamo Bay.[1] Currently, Guantanamo Bay is home to 91 Yemeni detainees.  Yemen is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) – the al Qaeda franchise that deployed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to conduct the Christmas Day attack in the skies over Michigan.  Recent experience with the better-funded Saudi rehabilitation program and the Yemeni security forces raises serious questions about the reliability of any such Yemeni effort.

I’ll try to remain calm.   $11 million grant out of US taxpayer pockets — headed to Yemen.  To “rehabilitate” terrorists.  As that sage John McEnroe often said… YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!  Previous posts have questioned the success of the Saudi program.  There isn’t a track record of former terrorists to point to in Saudi Arabia that would suggest that our tax dollars would be well spent in other countries duplicating this program, and especially in Yemen, which has become another terrorist haven.  This madness must stop.

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Those expecting the terrorists to give the upcoming Obama administration a break better wake up.  For these goons, it doesn’t matter who the President of the United States is.  They will continue to do what they do, and we must be ready to protect our country and to defend our allies when they need us.

The Times of India is reporting:

Mumbai came under an unprecedented night attack as terrorists used heavy machine guns, including AK-47s, and grenades to strike at the city’s most high-profile targets — the hyper-busy CST (formerly VT) rail terminus; the landmark Taj Hotel at the Gateway and the luxury Oberoi Trident at Nariman Point; the domestic airport at Santa Cruz; the Cama and GT hospitals near CST; the Metro Adlabs multiplex and Mazgaon Dockyard — killing at least 80 and sending more than 900 to hospital, according to latest reports.

The Deccan Mujahideen is claiming responsibility for the attacks.

Make no mistake about it — Vice President-elect Biden was absolutely right.  Barack Obama will be tested early and often at the beginning of his Presidency.  We must all pray that President-elect Obama and his security team get the right information and have the right strategy to keep us safe and to keep attacks like this from happening here in America.