Speaking about the Christmas Day Bomber, Obama said among other things:
But make no mistake, we will close Guantanamo prison, which has damaged our national security interests and become a tremendous recruiting tool for Al Qaeda. In fact, that was an explicit rationale for the formation of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
It seems he is trying to justify his decision to close Guantanamo.
His statement completely ignores the fact that 9/11 happened before Guantanamo. He’s full of crap.