08 May 2008
"I was told today that the recidivism rate ... those who return to the battlefield, is probably somewhere between 5 and 10 percent -- maybe 6, 7 percent, something like that," Gates said.
"We don't have a lot of specific cases. We're talking about one, two, three dozen that we have data on," he told reporters at the Pentagon.
"We do as careful a vetting job as we possibly can before releasing these people," he said.I think the numbers are much higher if you count planning and facilitating. These numbers only include those who have been captured, killed, or announced themselves in the media (yeah, it's happened).
Too many are released because the accepting government gives their assurance that detainees will be imprisoned until they are tried and, if found guilty, continue to be imprisoned. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen and I submit that any country who fails to live up to their word should not be an acceptable destination for released detainees.
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Posted by: stupid typical fucking moonbat at 08 May 2008@19:40:01 (ZuzXA)
This last one the blew himself up isn't the first one they've tried to claim that. There are at least a couple more "peaceful sheepherders" who turned to jihad because of their "torture".
Load of crap. (and dpud, I don't think that handle is going to raise my curse-o-meter rating up from zero. Just sayin' )
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 08 May 2008@19:49:02 (Q5ggV)
Posted by: doubleplusundead at 08 May 2008@23:38:30 (ZuzXA)
You'll see it now and again here, from me and others, but probably not very often. I didn't even curse over at The Hostages... and they still treated me well.
Posted by: Stashiu3 at 09 May 2008@09:39:11 (Q5ggV)
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