WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) has lambasted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, as well as Uruguay’s president, José Mujica, over yesterday’s transfer of six Gitmo detainees to the small South American country. A solitary reporter observed Cruz’ most recent histrionics.
Cruz, the hyper-patriotic Cuban-Canadian-American politician, strode in true hyper-machismo style to the microphones to denounce Hagel, whose time running the Pentagon has run out.
“Mujica’s actions are totally reprehensible," the Tea Party presidential candidate yelled. “He put no restrictions on those six terrorists, which means they can catch the next plane from Montevideo to Miami and try to blow up my close personal friend Rick Scott’s executive mansion in Tallahassee.”
The lawyer for Jihad Ahmed Mujstafa Diyab, the Syrian who has long been on a hunger strike at Gitmo to protest his detention without trial, and who is one of the Gitmo detainees now in Montevideo, said that the real reason for President Obama’s rude dismissal of Hagel is not that Hagel did a lousy job of being the patsy for Susan Rice but, rather, that Hagel dillydallied for most of this year in finally approving Diyab’s release.