Prague Twin

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Guantanamo Bay to be Closed.

It looks as if the Bush administration is getting serious about closing Guantanamo Bay.

The last paragraph struck me as being funny..

Washington has been soliciting advice on how to rehabilitate detainees who might otherwise rejoin the jihad if freed. One of those consulted, Rohan Gunaratna, the author of Inside Al-Qaeda, said: “The Americans are now seriously thinking of rehabilitation.”

No matter how hard I try, I just can't imagine this hypothetical rehabilitation program. Are they going to set up institutions in Yemen as well? Would they be voulutary or imposed? Also, if they think they can rehabilitate jihadist (which I think is a suspect proposition), why didn't they start four years ago?

I guess I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. If Guantanamo Bay is cleaning house, I am happy.

2 Comments:

  • Perhaps they are going to train them to be receptionists and auto mechanics? (ok--maybe not auto mechanics).

    Well, someone did send that Taliban guy to Yale..

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at 2:59 AM  

  • In most cases, there's nothing to rehabilitate. Very few detainees are charged with anything because there is no evidence of wrongdoing. So we let them go by the dozens because they "are no longer considered to pose a threat." No kidding...

    By Anonymous abi, at 5:07 AM  

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