Saturday, October 23, 2004

Why We Shouldn't Release Them

From the Comes As No Surprise category:

At least 10 detainees released from the Guantanamo Bay prison after U.S. officials concluded they posed little threat have been recaptured or killed fighting U.S. or coalition forces in Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to Pentagon officials.

"Reports that former detainees have rejoined al Qaeda and the Taliban are evidence that these individuals are fanatical and particularly deceptive," said a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Flex Plexico.

Indeed. They should be held indefinitely and we should ignore the pressure from foreign governments and human rights groups.

"We would fight America and its allies until the very end." declared one released detainee, Abdullah Mehsud, whose group is responsible for kidnapping two Chinese dam engineers in Pakistan.

Despite all this the spineless so-called human rights groups are unfazed. Although which humans and whose rights they are supporting is in serious question.

"This doesn't alter the injustice, or support the administration's argument that setting aside their rights is justified," said Alistair Hodgett, a spokesman for Amnesty International.

What exactly, by his standards, would?

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