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So much for closing Gitmo being great!

From the article,

WASHINGTON – The Taliban's new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan had been a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration's efforts to close the prison.

Here's the link.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090311/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/guantanamo_detaine...

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So much for closing Gitmo being great!

Yeah, I saw that earlier today on another news site. Very disheartening.

If Obama goes through with releasing the rest of the detainees at Gitmo - guess where they're going? Right back to the same thing. Sadly, I believe more American lives will be lost because of Obama's reckless decision.

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So much for closing Gitmo being great!

Obama and the blame America first crowd will just claim that we created the guy. No doubt he was just a simple, peaceful goat herder until we locked him away in GITMO and taught him how to hate.

I get a kick out of talk of opening up a dialogue with "moderate" elements of the Taliban. Which elments are those? The ones that outlawed music? Or maybe the ones that shot women in the back of the head with an AK-47 in the soccer stadium? Oh...I know...it's the ones that demolished national treasures from the 6th Century! Talking about "moderate" Taliban is like talking about the most peaceful guys on death row.

I smell another white flag in the works...

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