Since the failures of former Gitmo detainees are always widely reported, I thought I’d give the Betty Ford for Jihadists Clinic it’s due. Apparently the mail bomb plot that was foiled this weekend was only uncovered because a former Gitmo detainee turned informant gave authorities the information to track down the packages. See NY Daily News report. I won’t do the math on former detainees that are now jihadists compared to those that are informants.

11 Responses to “Former Gitmo Detainee Foils Bomb Plot”

  1. John O'Connor says:

    ” I won’t do the math on former detainees that are now jihadists compared to those that are informants.”
    ————

    You won’t because you can’t. You don’t have the underlying data and you also can’t add.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Either way, why do you think he became an informant? Just out of the kindness of his reformed heart? And if it was reformed, what reformed it?

  3. Anonymous says:

    On this note, what of Mr. McCarthy’s recommended COA? http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/251840/more-rocket-less-docket-andrew-c-mccarthy

    Would we be in the quagmire of GITMO had we followed this strategy from the beginning?

  4. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    JO’C–Actually, a fair amount of the data is out there, but, like I said I won’t do the math (and because, like you said, I always get that Spam protection question wrong):

    Taleban chief released from Guantanamo to target British troops
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5888427.ece

    Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Joined Iraq Suicide Attack
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/07/AR2008050703456.html

    Pentagon: Ex-detainees returning to fight

    http://articles.cnn.com/2008-05-07/world/gitmo.bomber_1_military-documents-show-detainees-suicide-attack?_s=PM:WORLD

  5. Anon says:

    Maybe he works for a competitor of FEDEX.

  6. Dave says:

    Your question seems to assume there was something about him that needed reforming. Was he ever convicted of anything? Was there any evidence he did anything wrong?

  7. Anonymous says:

    HEY DAVE. You are way behind the info curve. READ…. The articles. From all sources….MSNBC to FOX and everything in between. The Saudis apparently belived he needed reforming because he spent a year in their “reform” school for jihdists. Oh, I guess that’s disinformation….Why don’t you divorce your mind for one moment from your knee-jerk reaction that says every one is wrongly accused and the Man is trying to stick it to everyone…

  8. Not a zombie says:

    TO “Dave”

    Then why are we killing people with drones? After all, they have not been convicted of anything.

  9. Trigger Puller says:

    I would “reform” him with extreme prejudice!

  10. Christopher Mathews says:

    Ah, Trigger, if only you were in charge.

    If only you were in charge, a lot of folks in the U.S. would now be dead, apparently.

  11. Anonymous says:

    And the Saudis are the most upstanding, tolerant and civil nation out there. Except for all the rest, of course.