Federal judge orders release of Gitmo jihadi who recruited four 9/11 hijackers

posted at 10:05 pm on March 22, 2010 by Allahpundit

Not just the hijackers, though. He also apparently recruited Ahmed Ressam, the would-be Millennium Bomber. The feds used enhanced interrogation techniques on him at Gitmo and a military prosecutor decided there wasn’t enough untainted evidence to prosecute him — but not before acknowledging, “Of the cases I had seen, [Slahi] was the one with the most blood on his hands.”

Now he’s going free. Maybe.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a district judge has ordered Mohamedou Slahi – a known al Qaeda recruiter who worked for Osama bin Laden – freed from Guantanamo. The Journal’s account does not explain the judge’s reasoning and the decision was not immediately available online. But the decision is inexplicable in light of Slahi’s notorious track record. There is no doubt that Mohamedou Slahi is one of the worst terrorists held at Gitmo…

During his hearings at Guantanamo, Slahi denied many of the allegations levied against him. But in the context of those denials he also made some important admissions. Slahi admitted that he swore bayat (an oath of allegiance) to Osama bin Laden, and was trained in al Qaeda’s notorious al Farouq camp.

During his first administrative review board hearing, Slahi conceded, “…I was in jihad and I swore bayat to Bin Laden and everything but that was a very long time ago.”

Slahi’s denials at Guantanamo were also not credible. For example, Slahi admitted that he transferred thousands of dollars linked to al Qaeda, but claimed he did not know it was for terrorist purposes. Slahi admitted that he moved the money for a cousin (who is also his brother-in-law, as the two are married to sisters) who called him from a satellite phone linked to Osama bin Laden, but said he did not know bin Laden was involved. Slahi’s cousin is Abu Hafs al Mauritania–a senior al Qaeda theologian and long-time spiritual advisor to bin Laden.

Follow the link for lots more background from ace terror analyst Tom Joscelyn, who notes that U.S. intel had the goods on Slahi long before he was interrogated. If you want to know what precisely they did to him at Gitmo, go here, type in 166 in the page field, and read through to page 171. This isn’t the extent of it, but here’s the key bit:

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There’s no way Obama and Holder will sign off on freeing a guy who’s directly connected to 9/11 when they’re mired in negotiations with Congress over closing Gitmo and promising that a decision on where to try KSM is merely “weeks away.” Quoth The One last May, while he stood in front of the Constitution: “I am not going to release individuals who endanger the American people,” even if the evidence against them is so tainted as to make them untriable. Slahi is a textbook case; the question is whether Obama will keep his word and try to develop “clear, defensible, and lawful standards for those who fall into this category” or whether he’ll pack Slahi off to Canada or Mauritania or god knows where else in the hope that they’ll lock him up there. In the meantime, I assume they’ll delay by appealing the ruling: Even if they lose and the media has a fainting spell over the techniques applied to Slahi, the White House can blame Bush and celebrate this as a vindication of the due process principle by which untriable archterrorists must be returned to the battlefield.

On a not unrelated note, I’ll leave you with this tidbit from today’s LA Times on how the feds are now thinking of transferring captured jihadis to Bagram in Afghanistan to keep them out of the U.S. court system. Quote:

That the option of detaining suspects captured outside Afghanistan at Bagram is being contemplated reflects a recognition by the Obama administration that it has few other places to hold and interrogate foreign prisoners without giving them access to the U.S. court system, the officials said.

Without a location outside the United States for sending prisoners, the administration must resort to turning the suspects over to foreign governments, bringing them to the U.S. or even killing them.

In one case last year, U.S. special operations forces killed an Al Qaeda-linked suspect named Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in a helicopter attack in southern Somalia rather than trying to capture him, a U.S. official said. Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.


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Typical!!!!

canopfor on March 22, 2010 at 10:07 PM

He’s not going free, he’s getting an all expenses paid trip to Egypt courtesy of the U.S.A..

Cindy Munford on March 22, 2010 at 10:08 PM

OT BREAKING:

Senate Parliamentarian has sided with Democrats that the Cadillac tax does not violate reconciliation.

Enoxo on March 22, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Ooooh. they made him stand up… *shocka face*

ted c on March 22, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.

I am sorry to say this is a pretty easy decision, especially when in the field of battle. One need only consider the shameful treatment of the Haditha Marines and the Navy SEALS to understand why.

indypat on March 22, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Well makes sense to me, after all rendering “final judgement” is very difficult when the person is in max security.

LincolntheHun on March 22, 2010 at 10:12 PM

I guess the Constitution really is a suicide pact after all.

zmdavid on March 22, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Canada’s Gitmo Dilemma
Six detainees seek refugee status north of the border.
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Over the past several weeks, the Canadian press has reported that at least six detainees currently held at Guantanamo are interested in seeking refugee status north of America’s border. But the Canadian government should be wary of accepting them. Canadian officials should carefully evaluate their cases, including the unclassified files the U.S. government has released for each of them. Three of the six detainees have especially troubling ties to al Qaeda. And there is no question that one of them is an exceptionally dangerous threat.
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Hopefully Prime Minister S.Harper will step in,
and put the kabosh on this!

canopfor on March 22, 2010 at 10:12 PM

All of this is just so Obama can continue to demagogue the issue and shift blame. This is a typical Obama operation…lie, obfuscate, bungle…shift the blame onto your predecessor and let the little people try to clean the mess up…all the while holding yourself up as a pristine god.

AUINSC on March 22, 2010 at 10:13 PM

There’s no way Obama and Holder will sign off on freeing a guy who’s directly connected to 9/11 when they’re mired in negotiations with Congress over closing Gitmo and promising that a decision on where to try KSM is merely “weeks away.

But you can be sure that they’ll be working day and night to figure something out.

turfmann on March 22, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Clinton-appointed.

Del Dolemonte on March 22, 2010 at 10:13 PM

And near Bagram is our drone testing and evaluation site.

WashJeff on March 22, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Now he’s going free. Maybe.

Either way, we’re screwed.

conservative pilgrim on March 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I can’t wait until This man is president. He’s 100x better than Obama and possibly America’s last chance to Bring America Back.

dnlchisholm on March 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

ROR the guy right here in the U.S., put a little ankle bracelet on him and make him promise to return in six months for the trial. Hope and Change.

Think I’ll mosey on over to Cabelas tomorrow. Again.

Bishop on March 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I can see why he’s being released. The tortureres told him to think… that is the absolute worst form of torture. Can you imagine having to think for yourself, rather than being told what to believe? Hasn’t he suffered enough?

/liberal

malclave on March 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

OT BREAKING:

Senate Parliamentarian has sided with Democrats that the Cadillac tax does not violate reconciliation.

Enoxo on March 22, 2010 at 10:08 PM

I’m shocked that the non-partisan, completely objective SP has sided with the Democrats. Never thought it would happen. /

conservative pilgrim on March 22, 2010 at 10:16 PM

I can’t wait until This man is president. He’s 100x better than Obama and possibly America’s last chance to Bring America Back.

dnlchisholm on March 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

LOL! You’re funny. Romneycare has done him in, especially since he still stands behind it.

deidre on March 22, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Quoth The One last May, while he stood in front of the Constitution: “I am not going to release individuals who endanger the American people,” even if the evidence against them is so tainted as to make them untriable. Slahi is a textbook case; the question is whether Obama will keep his word and try to develop “clear, defensible, and lawful standards for those who fall into this category” or whether he’ll pack Slahi off to Canada or Mauritania or god knows where else in the hope that they’ll lock him up there.

Obama’s track record on his promises sucks. Why do I have a feeling, this guy’s gonna walk, and they’ll keep it hush hush for as long as they can.

capejasmine on March 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM

I guess Holder was right when he said Osama bin Laden would never see the inside of an American courtroom…

catmman on March 22, 2010 at 10:19 PM

dnlchisholm on March 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Chewy rolls eyes. Oh puleese! We beat this poor ole’ horse to death in a previous thread.
Romney isn’t even in radar territory.

Chewy the Lab on March 22, 2010 at 10:20 PM

I guess Holder was right when he said Osama bin Laden would never see the inside of an American courtroom…

catmman on March 22, 2010 at 10:19 PM

Holder will before OBL will.

…”will the defendant please rise….”

ted c on March 22, 2010 at 10:21 PM

There’s no way Obama and Holder will sign off on freeing a guy who’s directly connected to 9/11 when they’re mired in negotiations with Congress over closing Gitmo and promising that a decision on where to try KSM is merely “weeks away.”

Sure he will. Just like he’ll ignore Congressional rules and the Constitution to pass government-run health care.

Quoth The One last May, while he stood in front of the Constitution: “I am not going to release individuals who endanger the American people,” even if the evidence against them is so tainted as to make them untriable.

Really? The fact he promised means he won’t?

He promised to cut the deficit. He promised transparency. He promised negotiations on C-SPAN. He even praised military tribunals. All before breaking promise after promise.

amerpundit on March 22, 2010 at 10:22 PM

I can’t wait until This man is president. He’s 100x better than Obama and possibly America’s last chance to Bring America Back.

dnlchisholm on March 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Mitt “RomneyCare” Romney? Don’t think so.

amerpundit on March 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM

What a mess.

AnninCA on March 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Q: I know we lose valuable intel by taking the terrorists out, which is costly. Yet, can there be an upside in this decision? The terrorists know Obama is an appeaser and lenient with them. In their minds, if they get caught the chances are probable of them being freed on a technicality, by a lenient judge, or transferred to a sympathetic country. Now, with the decision to kill them the backdoor is closed. How does this change the tactics and thinking of the terrorists?

conservative pilgrim on March 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM

James Robertson (judge)
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James Robertson (born 1938) is a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. James Robertson was appointed a United States District Judge by President Bill Clinton in 1994. Chief Justice William Rehnquist later placed him on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. On December 20, 2005, Judge Robertson resigned his Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court position.
===========================
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Robertson_(judge)

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This is interesting!!
———————-

Hollister vs Soetoro,

US District Judge James Robertson, March 5, 2009, Philip Berg, Hemenway, Obama not eligible, Col Hollister, Barry Soetoro, Judicial, Judge Robertson Memorandum, Air Force colonel, Obama not natural born citizen
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http://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/hollister-vs-soetoro-us-district-judge-james-robertson-march-5-2009-philip-berg-hemenway-obama-not-eligible-col-hollister-barry-soetoro-judicial-judge-robertson-memorandum-air-force-colonel/

canopfor on March 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM

canopfor on March 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Yeah, this is the same judge who decided our money is discriminatory because blind people can’t tell it apart.

amerpundit on March 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

. Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.

Oy. Just goes to show you how complex this debate is. If you give these guys more robust due process rights, the military will choose to kill them rather than figure out where to put them. And if we kill them, we get no intel out of them at all. Oh, and needless to say that considering they’re dead… they have much less due process then they would have received from a military commission.

crr6 on March 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Fine, let’s the release the guy, with one minor proviso — he is released to the judge’s house where he will stay until he dies. The judge can provide him with food, clothing, and tempting targets every time he gets angry about being held in house arrest.

GnuBreed on March 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

It’s time to transpot this idiot judge to Afghanistan. Tie about 15,000 firecrackers to his backside and light him up in Khandahar, at noon on a Saturday in the vegetable market.

BottomLine5 on March 22, 2010 at 10:32 PM

I guess that they could move them into the WH, they would fit right in with the America hating folks there.

farright on March 22, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him

And the problem is?

Here’s one. You hear the history revionists today talk about the “assassination” of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. Would that have happened with today’s “leaders”? Yamamoto was a valuable member of the Japanese empire. We knew where he would be arriving in an airplane. We shot his plane down. He died. Yet the bleeding hearts today, who’s asses weren’t on the line, call it an assassination. Now that’s odd, these same people make no moral judgments about those who killed civilians during the “raid” on Pearl Harbor.

GarandFan on March 22, 2010 at 10:34 PM

He was interrogated with lights flashing and “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” blaring. Check out the music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY_I6doz6Qk. Awesome.

tneloms on March 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM

If you give these guys more robust due process rights, the military will choose to kill them rather than figure out where to put them. And if we kill them, we get no intel out of them at all. Oh, and needless to say that considering they’re dead… they have much less due process then they would have received from a military commission.

crr6 on March 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Surely you saw this coming. The military isn’t going to further risk lives to capture alive individuals with more rights than a Marine would have. They’ll just kill the terrorist instead.

amerpundit on March 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM

I am sure that Mr. X interrogator has a guaranteed position at the I.R.S. Rock on!

Electrongod on March 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM

canopfor on March 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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Yeah, this is the same judge who decided our money is discriminatory because blind people can’t tell it apart.

amerpundit on March 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

amerpundit: Thats asinine!:)

canopfor on March 22, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Miranda…

Khun Joe on March 22, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Surely you saw this coming. The military isn’t going to further risk lives to capture alive individuals with more rights than a Marine would have. They’ll just kill the terrorist instead.

amerpundit on March 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM

I haven’t really had a position on detainee rights, honestly…so I didn’t “see this coming”. I’ve recently started researching the issue.

Even given that, I still know it’s absurd to say these guys have more rights than a Marine would have.

crr6 on March 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM

You have the right to remain silent.

You have the right to speak to an attorney.

You have the right….

*Boom*

to remain dead.

amerpundit on March 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Even given that, I still know it’s absurd to say these guys have more rights than a Marine would have.

crr6 on March 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Why? They’re being placed in a civilian court because evidently that provides more rights than a military court would.

amerpundit on March 22, 2010 at 10:43 PM

LOL! You’re funny. Romneycare has done him in, especially since he still stands behind it.

deidre on March 22, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Not only does Mitt still stand behind RomneyCare, I remember a quote of him saying that he was “most proud” of his RomneyCare.

RJL on March 22, 2010 at 10:46 PM

“Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.”

The “Law of Unintended Consequences”…

… works for me. Suck on it Liberals!

Seven Percent Solution on March 22, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Wait what – he had to listen to Drowning Pool’s “bodies” while lights flashed around him?
That’s what happened to Brad Lidge in 2002, “Bodies” was his entrance song & all those flashing lights… that’s why he blew the Astros game in the 9th & why they didn’t go to the World Series – they were torturing him!

batterup on March 22, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Oy. Just goes to show you how complex this debate is. If you give these guys more robust due process rights, the military will choose to kill them rather than figure out where to put them. And if we kill them, we get no intel out of them at all. Oh, and needless to say that considering they’re dead… they have much less due process then they would have received from a military commission.

crr6 on March 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Do you really think the military is making these decisions on their own? It all comes from the flagpole in DC.

conservative pilgrim on March 22, 2010 at 10:54 PM

If I were President, I’d tell that Federal Judge to go down there and unlock and open the door himself!

JellyToast on March 22, 2010 at 10:57 PM

And by this action, our enemies will come to appreciate our legal system and realize we are a good and just people. One step closer to winning the PR battle and ending the misunderstanding between Islamists and Kafirs.

Next up, the waters will begin to recede and the earth will begin to heal.

R Square on March 22, 2010 at 10:57 PM

Related parody: Casualties Mount as Federal Judges Assume Command of Anti-Terrorism Policies Under “Operation Judicial Overlord” http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/10/casualties-mount-as-federal-judges_29.html

Mervis Winter on March 22, 2010 at 10:59 PM

New Presidential policy:

“just air-raiding villages and killing civilians”

R Square on March 22, 2010 at 10:59 PM

The decision to release Mohamedou Slahi just shows us how unwise it as to allow federal judges to treat prisoners of war as detainees held in the ordinary course.

Phil Byler on March 22, 2010 at 11:11 PM

I have been calling ,Emailing marching and going to tea party meetings and have been to DC 4 times in the last year.It did not do a Damn thing to change the progressive march that is destroying our country bit by bit.They don,t care or listen.The courts are out of control with Liberal activist judges and lawyers.Sure we could try to pass a few constitution amendment and try to stop it.Our founding fathers gave us a solution when they foresaw this problem with tyrannical leaders and out of control courts it,s called a constitutional convention.I think 36 or so states can call for one and congress has to agree they cannot stop or interfere with it .In fact they are out of the picture.There if we are careful we can put this country back on track and at last put the brakes on the congress ,courts,and president.I am not talking about radical change .Things like the 2 amendment maybe rewrite to say something like this (The right of the people the one the individual to keep ,possess, bare firearms shall not be infringed by federal, state,or local municipalities) another one (No one can serve more than 6 total years in a federal elected office) (No federal Judge can serve more than 12 years total on any federal bench)Nothing radical just common sense stuff.Maybe i,m crazy but things are out of control.

thmcbb on March 22, 2010 at 11:13 PM

crr6 on March 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Gaining intel from someone has it limits. He won’t know about anything planned after his capture. Most of what they know is past-tense. The higher the status of the EPW usually results in more valuable info; I’ll give you that.

Now, think on this for a moment:

You’re a young guy, not much of a future, no job, no education outside of the explosive vest tech school, looking for some action. You meet up with some dude from Al Qaeda, who promises you 72 vigins if you’ll do some dastardly thing against the infidel. You tell him you’ll think about it.

As you’re walking away, several blocks now, the building where you met with Mr. Al Qaeda explodes. You start to put things together….that’s the 4th time that’s happened. I think I’m gonna stop hanging out with those Al Qaeda dudes…or maybe they’ll just run out of dudes.

Yeah…I’ll just find a nice, quiet village where I can stone women to death on Saturdays.

When we just kill these guys when and where we find them…most of the “soldiers” will just quit. All that’s left will be the guys with the megaphones…we’ve all seen them here..on street coners yellin’ their heads off about the second coming and waving their bibles.

Our street preachers are the future of Islamic clerics…once we kill enough of their followers.

BobMbx on March 22, 2010 at 11:13 PM

Already released the League of the Righteous guy in Iraq

heck, why not release the presumed #1 guy for Afghanistan if he is let go

Let’s play this game again, it was fun

/liberal

journeyintothewhirlwind on March 22, 2010 at 11:36 PM

Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.

I don’t see what the debate is. Just kill him. Do we need Dr. Evil’s son to explain it to us.

Mojave Mark on March 22, 2010 at 11:48 PM

Canada?!?!?
HELL, No!

You keep him.

Don’t want him here.

MT

Mistahtibbs on March 22, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.

There’s PLENTY of room at Gitmo! They shoot him dead instead of locking him up? How do the liberals not think this is torture?? KILL them, not cuff them. Ok. but we may be missing some needed intel. OMG! OMG…

TN Mom on March 23, 2010 at 12:00 AM

What a mess.

AnninCA on March 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Who appointed the Judge?

Of course, Bill Clinton also appointed a Judge who ruled that Iraq was involved in 9/11. He serves in the the exact same court that O’bama and Holder want to hold the 9/11 Show Trials (TM)in.

Del Dolemonte on March 23, 2010 at 12:05 AM

I go for the “…or even killing them” option.

Theocratic terrorism will not be stopped until the jihadis are expunged from the species.

You do not reason with militant homicidal psychopaths, you must wipe them out.

It’s the only thing that impresses those next in line to stand down.

Or be mowed down.

This judge should be put in a lunatic asylum, he is so delusional, suicidal and dangerous to the security of the nation.

profitsbeard on March 23, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Hmmm… bad lighting, loud rock, no seats, no air conditioning…sounds like any bar in San Bernardino County, except they charge a cover

Chris_Balsz on March 23, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.

Silver lining?

RINO in Name Only on March 23, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Given that he’s a terrorist he’s lucky to have survived the day of his capture. The system is FUBARed if his best defense arrives via some dimwit Liberal bleeding heart.

This just in:

Whacko Clintoon appointee frees terrorist. Jihadi Pahtay to be announced at subversive gavel-slammer’s home.

BYOG – Bring your own goat.

viking01 on March 23, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Let ‘em all go (insert tracking chip, notify Mitch Rapp)!

tbear44 on March 23, 2010 at 1:21 AM

Hmmm… bad lighting, loud rock, no seats, no air conditioning…sounds like any bar in San Bernardino County, except they charge a cover

Chris_Balsz on March 23, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Being from ‘Berdoo, this is TOO FUNNY!

Khun Joe on March 23, 2010 at 2:41 AM

I can’t wait until This man is president. He’s 100x better than Obama and possibly America’s last chance to Bring America Back.

dnlchisholm on March 22, 2010 at 10:15 PM

How appropriate — Mitt Romney On National Defense (This page is still under development)

Gohawgs on March 23, 2010 at 2:48 AM

Switch this killer’s menu from Chicken with rice pilaf back to roast goat and watery dirt. That’ll off the sun tanned, soccer playing parasite of US taxpayers…

Gohawgs on March 23, 2010 at 3:00 AM

Obama is an muslim terrorist’s tool

georgealbert on March 23, 2010 at 6:33 AM

There’s no way Obama and Holder will sign off on freeing a guy who’s directly connected to 9/11 when they’re mired in negotiations with Congress over closing Gitmo and promising that a decision on where to try KSM

Really? You really think the filthy lying dictator and his henchmen wouldn’t free terrorists? Really??? You have much more faith in the rat bastard traitor than I ever will.

highhopes on March 23, 2010 at 7:02 AM

Obama is an as effective in destroying America as a muslim terrorist ’s tool

georgealbert on March 23, 2010 at 6:33 AM

FIFY

highhopes on March 23, 2010 at 7:04 AM

Even if they lose and the media has a fainting spell over the techniques applied to Slahi

“Techniques” like: making him stand in a warm room; making him listen to rock music; telling him about a bad dream the interrogator had; telling him bad things might happen to him; telling him his mommy might be arrested too.

Wow — No wonder the judge wants to set this vicious terrorist free. Those are some horrifying examples of extreme torture!\\

What a nation of limp-wristed pantywaists we have become.

AZCoyote on March 23, 2010 at 7:35 AM

I saw Shep “We don’t torture in America!” Smith report on this as the news broke last night. He seemed slightly perplexed by the judge’s ruling.

Buy Danish on March 23, 2010 at 7:50 AM

In one case last year, U.S. special operations forces killed an Al Qaeda-linked suspect named Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in a helicopter attack in southern Somalia rather than trying to capture him, a U.S. official said. Officials had debated trying to take him alive but decided against doing so in part because of uncertainty over where to hold him, the official added.

Because Guantanamo Bay is inhumane. Heh.

Jaibones on March 23, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Perhaps he could meet with an “unfortunate” accident on his way out of GITMO. Just sayin’

Big John on March 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Oh, those cia meanies, they gave the guy a shower, called him names and had him exercise a dog. For this treatment we can’t try him in a military court? Holder and Zero have totally lost control of this situation. That’s what happens when you don’t do things the right way from the beginning.

Kissmygrits on March 23, 2010 at 9:53 AM

Perhaps he could meet with an “unfortunate” accident on his way out of GITMO. Just sayin’

Big John on March 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Exactly. If I were the CIA I’d look around and I’d realize that a) there is no more intelligence to be wrested from these guys and that b)in the current political climate the likely outcome of a trial would be all the secrets of sausage making being publicized widely (and we all know that if you like sausage you should not see it being made). So I’d say: “We goofed; all the evidence against these guys is tainted; the responsible people have been transferred to desk jobs at the Accounting Dept. We need to send these guys back to Afghanistan where we found them.”

But alas, Afghanistan is a turbulent and lawless country where violence is rampant. Anything could happen to these people once they are released from the protection of the US military. Anything.

factoid on March 23, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Well, at least when he goes back into action, he’s likely to be killed, since U.S. forces realize that Obama has ABSOLUTELY NO PLAN for dealing with captured terrorists.

hawksruleva on March 23, 2010 at 11:05 AM

So free him at GitMo. Just let him out the gate. He can either swim or get shot walking over to the Cuba lines.

barnone on March 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM

It’s all good.
As soon as we close Gitmo, they will all instantly revert back to peace-loving cab drivers.

JusDreamin on March 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM

At least he didn’t have to listen to Lady Gaga.

jpmn on March 23, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Do we know who is paying the lawyers to represent these guys? Where is the money coming from? No one should hire these lawyers for any reason and when it is public record, cut off all financial ties to their operations and have them audited by the IRS (ha!, they may be too busy trying to collect a few cents at a local carwash).

simeon on March 23, 2010 at 2:12 PM