The Pentagon said on Tuesday that 61 former detainees from its military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, appear to have returned to terrorism since their release from custody.It's no secret that Barack Obama's base of leftwing lunatics are demanding that he close Guantanamo Bay because BO promised he would while on the campaign trail, the Bush administration dared to waterboard 3 terrorists for a total of 5 minutes during its run and liberals, in general, have more sympathy for criminals than their victims. But Barack better be careful on this one considering that yunno, liberals are generally ass-backwards on matters concerning protecting Americans and thanks to President Bush we haven't had a terrorist attack on U.S. soil in 7 years. Then too a terrorist attack on Obama's watch and The Messiah honeymoon would officially be over.
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said 18 former detainees are confirmed as "returning to the fight" and 43 are suspected of having done in a report issued late in December by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Morrell declined to provide details such as the identity of the former detainees, why and where they were released or what actions they have taken since leaving U.S. custody.
"This is acts of terrorism. It could be Iraq, Afghanistan, it could be acts of terrorism around the world," he told reporters.
Morrell said the latest figures, current through December 24, showed an 11 percent recidivism rate, up from 7 percent in a March 2008 report that counted 37 former detainees as suspected or confirmed active militants.