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Brennan: 20% recidivism rate for Gitmo terrorists “isn’t that bad”

Posted by: ST on February 15, 2010 at 9:25 am » 10 Comments

ABC News’ Jake Tapper reports on some disturbing comments made over the weekend by counterterrorism “czar” John Brennan on the recidivism rate for Gitmo detainees: Comments by John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, at the Islamic Center at New York University on Saturday, are drawing fire and have prompted at […]


Robert Gibbs: KSM will be “tried, convicted, and likely executed,” will “meet his maker”

Posted by: ST on January 31, 2010 at 4:31 pm » 19 Comments

Via MSDNC: WASHINGTON – Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is likely to be executed after being tried and convicted, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday. Gibbs spoke on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The Obama administration has begun looking for places other than the heart of New York City to prosecute Mohammed […]


“Senior” Obama admin official claims that Gitmo recidivism rate is Bush’s fault

Posted by: ST on January 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm » 12 Comments

Plum Line’s Greg Sargent excitedly reports on an unverifiable claim he received from a “senior Obama administration official” on the issue of Gitmo recidivism: One of the big stories of the morning — echoed widely by the news orgs and on the right — is that new government stats show that 20 percent of Gitmo […]


CIA agents’ identities exposed to terrorists by Gitmo lawyers and the ACLU

Posted by: ST on August 21, 2009 at 9:36 am » 13 Comments

I am speechless (via Stop the ACLU): Detainees Shown CIA Officers’ Photos Justice Dept. Looking Into Whether Attorneys Broke Law at Guantanamo The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, […]


Senate rebukes Obama on Gitmo

Posted by: ST on May 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm » 8 Comments

No plan, no money, they say: The Senate voted on Wednesday to yank money for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp from a war spending bill, delivering a setback to President Obama in his efforts to shutter the prison by the start of 2010. By a vote of 90-6, the Senate approved an amendment that […]


Obama admin won’t label terror suspects as “enemy combatants”

Posted by: ST on March 14, 2009 at 10:08 am » 2 Comments

… sounds like bad news, but it’s really not once you see a more full scope of what they’re doing: The Obama administration said Friday that it would abandon the Bush administration’s term “enemy combatant” as it argues in court for the continued detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in a move that seemed […]


No, Gitmo didn’t “make” him do it

Posted by: ST on February 23, 2009 at 11:54 am » 1 Comment

The Washington Post published an article over the weekend strongly implying that Abdallah al-Ajmi, a terrorist released from Gitmo, only became a ‘hardcore’ terrorist after he was released in 2006 because his treatment at Gitmo made him hate America enough to blow up an Iraqi Army outpost in March 2008. Patterico has a very detailed […]


Obama plans military detention of terror suspects – just not at Gitmo

Posted by: ST on February 20, 2009 at 8:51 am » 7 Comments

Jacob Sullum is outraged, but I think it’s safe to say that we won’t see near the outcry we did over Bush and Gitmo from most of The Usual Suspects, including the Euro-elites abroad as well as Euro-elite wannabes here in the US. Why? Rusty Shackleford explains: Bush-Hitler: Holding terrorists indefinitely without charge in Gitmo. […]


Breaking: Gitmo military judge refuses Obama request (or was it an order?)

Posted by: ST on January 29, 2009 at 1:15 pm » 3 Comments

Via Fox News: A military judge has refused the Obama administration’s request to delay the arraignment of Abu al-Nashiri, the accused planner of the 2000 USS Cole attack in Yemen, FOX News learned Thursday. Judge James Pohl’s ruling throws a wrench in President Obama’s plans to suspend the military tribunal process for 120 days while […]


Nancy Pelosi: Sufferer of the NIMBY syndrome?

Posted by: ST on January 25, 2009 at 7:02 pm » 8 Comments

Fox News reports on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s response to the suggestion that Alcatraz be re-opened to house the remaining Gitmo detainees once Gitmo has been closed: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday shrugged off Republican suggestions that the federal government reopen Alcatraz prison in her San Francisco district to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, […]