Bill Gertz at the Washington Beacon writes that US intelligence is encountering the names of folks we used to think were dangerous, so we locked them up in Guantanamo Bay – until we didn’t think so anymore;
U.S. intelligence agencies recently reported that 168 terrorists of 602 detainees that were transferred to other countries from Guantanamo rejoined terrorist groups or otherwise took part in insurgent and terrorist activities. Many of the released terrorists are being held by foreign governments or were killed.
“They’re not only in Syria but in adjoining countries,” said one official familiar with intelligence reports. “A number of Gitmo parolees have graduated out of their rehab programs and returned to the fight.”
Well, that’s because even though we’ve unilaterally decided that the war against terror is over, the enemy is of a different mind. We released German prisoners after the Second World War ended and they didn’t go back to being Nazis and waging war because there was no war to back to.
But, then is probably our fault because we took completely innocent people off the street and radicalized them in prison – at least that’s what the hippie chick from Amnesty International told me a few years back.