Thursday, January 7, 2010

One in five terrorists released from Guantanamo returned to "the struggle"

One in five terror suspects released from the Guantanamo Bay prison has returned to the fight, according to a classified Pentagon report expected to stoke an already fierce debate over President Obama's plan to close the military prison.

The finding reflects an upward trend on the recidivism rate, although human rights activists who advocate closing the prison have questioned the validity of such numbers.

Early last year, the Pentagon reported that the rate of released detainees returning to militancy was 11%. In April, it was 14%. The latest figure was 20%, according to a U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the report had not been declassified and released.

It turns out the allegedly innocent victims of U.S. imperialism held in Guantanamo aren't so innocent after all. And, whatever the media might say, they haven't fallen in love with Obama and put down their weapons.

In all past wars, we didn't release prisoners of war until the war was over or unless there was a prisoner exchange.

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