No ‘Finalized’ Pentagon Guantanamo ‘Recidivism’ Report
I was out on Friday and offline this weekend, but don’t miss Adam Serwer at Tapped birddogging a CBS report on a Pentagon survey ostensibly showing an 18 percent “recidivism” rate for released Guantanamo detainees. According to Serwer, CBS didn’t report that the survey isn’t actually finished, which seems like quite the relevant detail.
But one more thing. Isn’t the more surprising fact that 100 percent of the released detainees don’t perform acts of terrorism? Take away someone’s freedom, for years, without charge; hold him in a kind of legal limbo; subject him to abuse — these are things that you’d expect would either strengthen someone’s resolve to be a terrorist or convert an innocent man into an implacable enemy. Ask Ayman Zawahiri.