Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Barack Obama plans to order the Guantanamo Bay "war on terror" detention camp closed on his first full day in office, the New York Times reported Tuesday, citing people briefed by Obama transition officials.
If this is true, it will bite him in the a** big time and this country will pay a heavy price for it.

UPDATE:  Just a little while after I posted the above, THIS comes across the wires:

The Pentagon said on Tuesday that 61 former detainees from its military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appear to have returned to terrorism since their release from custody.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said 18 former detainees are confirmed and 43 suspected of "returning to the fight."

He said the figures, updated at the end of December, showed a higher rate of recidivism than seen in a previous report showing 37 former detainees as active militants.

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