Study Finds DoD’s Guantánamo Recidivism Numbers Inaccurate

One of the frequently cited arguments Guantánamo Bay apologists use against closing the detention center is the allegendly high rate
of released detainee’s that return to their terrorists ways. Of course the common sense question would be “if you knew they were terrorists, why couldn’t you provide the evidence to try them?”

But regardless, a new Seton Hall study points out that the recidivism argument is complete BS anyways:

The Seton Hall Center for Policy and Research has issued a report which rebuts and debunks the most recent claim by the Department of Defense (DOD) that “61, in all, former Guantánamo detainees are confirmed or suspected of returning to the fight.”

Every time they have been required to identify the parties, the DOD has been forced to retract their false IDs and their numbers. They have included people who have never even set foot in Guantánamo—much less were they released from there. They have counted people as ‘returning to the fight’ for their having written an Op-ed piece in the New York Times and for their having appeared in a documentary exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival. The DOD has revised and retracted their internally conflicting definitions, criteria, and their numbers so often that they have ceased to have any meaning”

Writing in the New York Times? Those heinous bastards! They’ll stop at nothing!


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