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Rudy Giuliani: “All Our Al-Qaeda Number Twos Will Kill You in Your Bed”

Rudy 911iulliani on Morning Joe:

It’s very very strange that on the day that President announces this, they discover a guy that was released who is killing people, heh heh heh. And I follow this issue pretty closely, and just talked to someone who has been to Guantanamo and looked at the conditions there, this is not an unusual occurrence. There have been arguably 30 or 40 situations like that where people have been released from Guantanamo, have killed innocent people, have killed American soldiers, so we’ve got to get our hands around how dangerous the group is.

An orchestrated campaign of leaks? Very strange indeed! Quelle suprise! And on the front page of the New York Times no less:

Said Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the United States Embassy in Yemen’s capital, Sana, in September. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen.

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Although the Pentagon has said that dozens of released Guantánamo detainees have “returned to the fight,” its claim is difficult to document, and has been met with skepticism. In any case, few of the former detainees, if any, are thought to have become leaders of a major terrorist organization like Al Qaeda in Yemen, a mostly homegrown group that experts say has been reinforced by foreign fighters.

One person’s skeptics are another’s surrender monkeys, I suppose.

Update: egregious reminds us of Mark Denbeaux’s appearance on Rachel Maddow last week. Denbeaux just savages the methodology of these recidivism counts–take a look:

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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