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    Re: Later Terror Link Cited for 1 in 7 Freed Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I didn't make an allegation, I linked to a breaking news story
    All of the detainees released were court-ordered. Does no one remember the several court cases that the administration lost? There was insufficient evidence, so the judge ordered their release.

    The main problem I see is that appears people were taken to Gitmo regardless of their importance or potential crimes. That indeed is careless.

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    Re: Later Terror Link Cited for 1 in 7 Freed Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    All of the detainees released were court-ordered. Does no one remember the several court cases that the administration lost? There was insufficient evidence, so the judge ordered their release.

    The main problem I see is that appears people were taken to Gitmo regardless of their importance or potential crimes. That indeed is careless.

    None of the detainees appeared in court, their cases were administered by the Administrative Review Board, which allowed no counsel for detainees and would not even inform them what the charges were against them. According to the article, this is the agency that recommended releasing detainees. They had no facts about individual cases, only the report filed when the detainee was apprehended.

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    Re: Later Terror Link Cited for 1 in 7 Freed Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Here, I'll try to help. Here is the announcement of the release of 7 prisoners in 2006, though it does not say why they were released.





    DoD News: Detainee Release Announced
    Will:

    Thank you for posting that story & link.

    Though, it sure got quite here after you did...

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    Re: Later Terror Link Cited for 1 in 7 Freed Detainees

    This is a tough one actually. Without more information it is almost impossible to form a good opinion(this seems to be true on much of the "war on terror"). I would question if there was any way in advance to know that a fair number would go (back) to terrorist groups. Was there a way to separate the 1 from the other 6? If not, then I don't see how we can blame President Bush and his administration for this.

    I have a suspicion that this is just an unfortunate but inevitable happening.

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    Re: Later Terror Link Cited for 1 in 7 Freed Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I didn't make an allegation, I linked to a breaking news story
    You alleged Bush admin was incompentent, I don't see that in the article. Therefore it was you.
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    Re: Later Terror Link Cited for 1 in 7 Freed Detainees

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/21/us...itmo.html?_r=1

    Seems to me this story confirms the incompetence of the Bush administration. Check the record:

    1 - Useful information stopped flowing as soon as they began to torture detainees

    2 - It may be impossible to try tortured prisoners, who are the "worst of the worst", because of their treatment

    3 - By releasing detainees without trying them, 1 out of 7 have returned to the battlefield, with renewed hatred for Americans.

    tell me again how all this kept us safe?
    You read that story and came away with the conclusion that it proves BUSH is an idiot?

    Talk about confirmation bias...

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I don't believe Obama has released a single prisoner. Why would he? The procedure is to try them. Only the incompetence of the Bush administration led to release of prisoners without trial.
    lol

    Four seconds of google discovered these from the past month alone:

    May 2009:

    Guantanamo Bay detainee released to France – The CNN Wire - CNN.com Blogs

    Several Guantanamo Bay detainees to be released in Washington, D.C., suburbs, say sources

    Definitely sounds like the procedure is to try them and not release them.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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