i (i) wrote,

Liberal media my ass.

The headline in the New York Times reads:

1 in 7 Freed Detainees Rejoins Fight, Report Finds

In my email, it continues:

"An unreleased Pentagon report concludes that about one in
seven of the 534 prisoners transferred abroad from the
prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, returned to terrorism."

the actual article appents "or militant activity" to that phrase, and then, way down in the fine print, where most people don't read, I find this:

"The Pentagon has provided no way of authenticating its 45 unnamed recidivists, and only a few of the 29 people identified by name can be independently verified as having engaged in terrorism since their release. Many of the 29 are simply described as associating with terrorists or training with terrorists, with almost no other details provided.

'It’s part of a campaign to win the hearts and minds of history for Guantánamo,' said Mark P. Denbeaux, a professor at Seton Hall University School of Law who has represented Guantánamo detainees and co-written three studies highly critical of the Pentagon’s previous recidivism reports. 'They want to be able to claim there really were bad people there.'”

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