Friday, May 02, 2008

Ex-Gitmo Detainee Blows Up Theory

Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi was a detainee at Guantanamo Bay who was released in 2005. He has just carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq. Apparently, 7 people working as Iraqi security forces died as a result.

Before his release, al-Ajmi had denied he was a jihadist, denied any contact with the Taliban, and insisted he was a peaceful person. But of course, the reason the US military tossed him into Gitmo in the first place is because they knew better. Al-Ajmi was a terrorist before Gitmo, during Gitmo, and after Gitmo. Liberal activists have gone to extremes portraying the Guantanamo detainees as innocent victims of the cruel Bush administration, but if al-Ajmi were still there, at least 7 people would still be alive. What do Amnesty International and the army of lawyers working for the release of the detainees say to al-Ajmi's victims? What does Amnesty International say to the families of al-Ajmi's victims?

Al-Ajmi joins a growing list of Gitmo detainees who were released and subsequently engaged in acts of terrorism. It was estimated last year that at least 30 detainees took up arms against allied forces after their release. National Review listed a number of the releasees and their crimes.

It is time to recognize that the Guantanamo detainees are there for a reason, and releasing any of these terrorists while hostilities are ongoing in Iraq will result in the deaths of more innocent people. Perhaps now more people will recognize this ongoing charade of pretending these detainees are anything other than terrorists.

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