The gist of his latest dumb ass comment? That prisoners released from the American penal system have a higher recidivism rate than the terror suspects released from Gitmo. As if that is somehow relevant. His “conclusion” is that either the Guantanimo detainees who were released were either “better persons” than those Americans released from the American penal system, or they are “five times more likely to be innocent.”
How ignorant is his comment? Let me count the ways. One, nobody said that all those detained were guilty of anything. That is precisely one of the reasons why it is a violation of the Geneva Convention to wage war out of uniform, and why a violation of such rules can get one shot imediately as a spy. The problem with telling the enemy combatants from the innocent civilians is a problem caused by the terrorists, not us. The ones that we had cause to suspect were detained, the same as we detained Nazis in WWII. The Nazis weren’t entitled to habeus corpus or any other bull shit supposed Constitutional Rights. Because they aren’t Americans, and we were in a war that we did not start and did not want to be involved in. See the parallel, Mr. Intellectual Lightweight?
Two, it could be equally possible that some of those were enemy combatants learned that they were getting a little more than they bargained for in fighting the U.S.A. with George W. Bush as Commander in Chief. Instead of virgins, or at least camels to bugger, they got solitary confinement in Gitmo instead. Perhaps we are too easy on our own inmates. Hmm. But that is a subject for another day.
Third, and pay attention Dumb Ass, the detainees who went back to the war are trying to kill people–American citizens. Many of them are succeeding. The vast majority of people released from the American penal system are not murderers. We try to lock up those people for life. Or fry them here in Virginia. So if some pothead gets released, and then gets re-arrested for trying to score an ounce, he becomes one of those 67.5% who are re-arrested. Is he a threat to kill somebody? Probably not (John Doe said sarcastically). I know some pencil- necked little twerp who has never been near Iraq or Afghanistan may not give a shit about our troops getting killed over there, and his pot-addled brain can’t fathom that releasing killers has such severe consequences. But that’s why we let such people have little blogs that nobody reads, and work for newspapers that nobody gives a shit about. And we leave the grown-up work of Government, and of waging war, to the adults. Class dismissed, twerp.
p.s. I notice even Obama is planning on continuing to detain the Gitmo detainees. Even if that means in SuperMax prisons here in the U.S. Sometimes even juveniles can come to the correct decisions.