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The Reality-and Necessity-of GITMO

(Okay, couldn’t pass this up today. Honor Bound to Jonn at This Ain’t Hell.)

From Fox News:

Three years ago, Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi, a Kuwaiti soldier who deserted to fight in Afghanistan alongside the Taliban, sat in a detention cell at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while lawyers argued whether he was an “enemy combatant.”

Last week, a Dubai-based television channel reported that al-Ajmi was killed carrying out a homicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq.

While the report did not specify which attack Abdullah carried out, Iraqi officials reported that Mosul was hit on April 26 by three homicide attacks, killing seven people.

CBS News reported that al-Ajmi carried out an attack on Wednesday, April 30, according to an unconfirmed report posted on a jihadist Web site.

…but we’re just holding a bunch of people who got sold by warlords, right? The detainees at GITMO were all sold to the US for money, not because they really did anything wrong…..right?
Bull……okay, trying not to cuss as much. But if you really believe that stuff-which is what the ACLU, Amnesty International, and most other liberals will tell you, then you may need to have your head examined.

Undoubtedly, there are some people in GITMO who were just randomly swept up. However, as soon as we figured that out, they were released and sent home.

Then there’s this guy, who said this while in GITMO:

I don’t blame the Americans for what they did by bringing us over here and detaining us over here. If I were in their place I would go out and look for terrorism all over the world like they did but I have a feeling it is going to be a just decision by the Americans. That is my feeling. I would do the same thing if I were in their shoes. I would capture the bad people, the terrorists and bring them over here and detain them.

Mind you, al-Qaeda has a handbook that tells its disciples how to screw with their captors minds. Maybe that book’s effective, because al-Ajmi was released in 2005, about a month after my stint there ended. He was taken back to Kuwait, tried….and promptly found not guilty.

Now, I’m not arguing for against holding al-Ajmi there. If the powers that be determined that he was no longer a threat, so be it. I won’t question that.

But we do have the right to determine who is in GITMO for good reason, and to keep them there if necessary. Imagine if al-Ajmi had decided that it was a good idea to bring his suicide-um, I’m sorry, “martyrdom”-operation to the US. You can rest assured that congressional hearings and investigations would be held to determine who was accountable for letting him go, and why they did it. Another of life’s great catch-22s: keep the detainees and you’re reviled; let them go home and act like the jihadists they are, and you’re questioned as to why.

The thankless world of detainee operations. A big “honor bound” to all the men and women keeping the bad guys locked up in GITMO, Iraq, and places undisclosed.




Written by Coby Dillard

May 6, 2008 at 1:38 pm

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