The real Gitmo scandal

According to this report, a former Guantanamo detainee carried out a recent suicide bombing in Mosul. The former detainee is Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi, a Kuwaiti, who we released from Gitmo in 2005. The suicide bombing killed at least seven Iraqis. Nor is this the only reported case of detainees rejoining the terrorist fray after being released

For me, the real scandal associated with Gitmo is not our treatment of the detainees (we meet the special dietary rules of Islam, go to great lengths in handling the Koran, etc.) or the fact that we don’t provide detainees the right to a federal trial. Rather, it’s that we have put terrorists like Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi back in a position to wage war against us and to kill innocent people like the seven in Mosul.


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