Wednesday, January 14, 2009

After Guantanamo, what?

"The Pentagon says the number of Guantánamo Bay detainees who rejoined terrorist missions after being released is on the rise.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Tuesday that 61 detainees are believed as of last month to have returned to the fight against the United States since being released. . . .

Morrell said the new numbers showed a "pretty substantial increase'' in detainees returning to terror missions … from 7 percent to 11 percent." "

More than one in ten released Guantanamo detainees returns to active terrorism.

During the campaign, Obama promised to close the Guantanamo prison camp within his first hundred days.

Now, Obama spokespersons promises to start "studying" Guantanamo Bay prison closure "on day one".

But, what do we do with the prisoners? And, if one of the released prisoners strikes on U.S. soil, what happens?

Candidates making empty promises don't worry about this stuff. Presidents need to.

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