Friday, January 23, 2009

Pentagon says 61 ex-Guantanamo Inmates Have Returned To Terrorism

As Obama makes closing Guantanamo Prison his first act as President, the Pentagon states that 61 ex-guantanamo inmates that were released have returned to terrorism.

US Counterterrorism Officials also announced today that a former Guantánamo Bay detainee has emerged as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda's Yemeni branch. Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital, Sana, in September. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen.

Two ex-Guantanamo inmates appear in Al-Qaeda video : Two men released from the US "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have appeared in a video posted on a jihadist website, the SITE monitoring service reported.

As Thomas Sowell said about the Bush legacy, "That a president of the United States protected us from deadly enemies may not seem like much of an accomplishment to some. But it may be more fully appreciated when we get a president who eases up on that protection, in order to curry favor at home and abroad."

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