11 February 2006

Report: More than half of Gitmo detainees not accused of hostile acts

A post on the TalkLeft blog cites a new report containing some alarming (but not surprising) statictics proving that hundreds of detainees at Guantanamo Bay might be there for no just cause.

An excerpt:
1. Fifty-five percent (55%) of the detainees are not determined to have committed any hostile acts against the United States or its coalition allies.

2. Only 8% of the detainees were characterized as al Qaeda fighters. Of the remaining detainees, 40% have no definitive connection with al Qaeda at all and 18% are have no definitive affiliation with either al Qaeda or the Taliban.

3. The Government has detained numerous persons based on mere affiliations with a large number of groups that in fact, are not on the Department of Homeland Security terrorist watchlist.
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Our tax dollars at work.

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