Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Gitmo Got less

From the LA Times
“The Pentagon plans to release nearly a third of those held at the prison for terrorism suspects here because they pose no threat to U.S. security, an official of the war crimes tribunal said Monday.”
“Only 10 of the roughly 490 alleged "enemy combatants" currently detained at the facility have been charged; none has been charged with a capital offense.”
“The detainees determined by last year's Administrative Review Boards to pose no threat to U.S. national security are "no longer enemy combatants," explained Lt. Cmdr. Chito Peppler of the Pentagon office in charge of reviewing detainee status.
He contended that the men's detention had been justified. Battlefield commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan had determined when the men were arrested that they were a threat to U.S. forces in the region, he said.”

So what changed? Have these people have been cleansed of “enemy combatant” taint? They used to be the enemy but now they aren’t?. Some have been detained for four years and we must ask, why? After four years of torture this prison turns out to be a holding cell? Seems we were told the prisoners at Gitmo wanted to kill all of us and stuff like that. Now most of them are going to be released. Somebody fudged the story.

In June of 2005, this was the story
“Detainees are sent to Guantanamo only after a proper screening process that identifies these prisoners who pose a threat to the United States or who have intelligence value. The kind of people held at Guantanamo include: terrorist trainers, bomb-makers, extremist recruiters and financiers, bodyguards of Osama bin Laden, and would-be suicide bombers. They are not common car thieves. They are believed to be determined killers," said Rumsfeld.”

Good one Rummy! So how many more dirtbags are in this administration? Probably more than there are terrorists in Gitmo.


Blogger shutterwi said...

The worst of the worst is a description that comes to mind.

April 25, 2006 4:35 AM  
Blogger Sheila said...

"Lets make this Vewy Vewy Quiet so the American public doesn't pay attention.....shhhhh...."

April 25, 2006 5:26 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

...Nothin' to see here, keep movin'...

When these people go back to Iraq and tell their tales, we will have bolstered Al Queda once again.

April 25, 2006 6:33 AM  
Blogger Donviti said...

read my lips


April 25, 2006 6:39 AM  
Blogger Carl said...

Miss Patricia...

Ze Soviet Socia-- arrrrr, I mean, zis Administrayshun has deemed zat zese folks have been.....re-educated, da?

April 25, 2006 7:37 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Wouldn't that be dis-re-un-educated?

April 25, 2006 7:48 AM  
Blogger mikevotes said...

Thinkprogress in their morning "thinfast" post, points this out,

The Pentagon plans to “release” 141 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, but Reuters notes that only 22 of them will actually be freed. The other 119 will be transferred to prisons in their home countries.


April 25, 2006 7:55 AM  
Blogger JBlue said...

After 4 years of detainment, I'd be a bit pissed off. Seems like they'd be an EVEN BIGGER threat now.

April 25, 2006 8:53 AM  
Blogger Left of Center said...

hmm tranfered to prison in their own countries means escalate the torture. "no, no keep me at gitmo!"

April 25, 2006 9:31 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

So they are sent back to their own country, but what if they are innocent? Would their own country keep them in jail without charges? I doubt they would just on our demand. I hope not.

April 25, 2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

POP-depends on the country I would guess. If these were Egyptians, or example, who were captured in Afghanistan, the Egyptian government, in view of everything that has happenned there is retnmonths, might tend to look suspicously on them. I highly doubt they would just let them go about their business unwatched, their movements and contacts unrecorded.

And pretty much the same with any other country who have had problems with jihadists, who might tend to wonder just what these citizens of theirs were doing in an Afghan war zone.

April 25, 2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Bottom lines is;

Which one is going to reign terror on us for revenge. Who did we ruin to that point?

April 25, 2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Um, how many years did it take Rummy to admit it? How many innocent people suffered just because they were Muslim? This gets me so mad.

April 25, 2006 4:11 PM  

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