Guantanamo Bay - By the Numbers

Posted by DarthDilbert at 9/24/2009 10:44:00 PM

14 - The number of terrorists President Obama has released as free men since taking office.

4 were members of the Uighur ethnic group who were captured on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and were trained at the al-Qaeda affiliated East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) Tora Bora. They are now free in Bermuda.

1 is an al Qaeda operative who attacked American troops in Afghanistan in 2002. He was released as a free man to Britain.

1 has admitted to training at various Al-Qaeda training camps, where he specialized in firearms and explosives. He is accused of plotting a series of attacks on the United States with Jose Padilla and Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

3 - The number of delays the President has made in releasing the findings from his GITMO task force. This is a failure to not only meet his self-imposed deadlines, but it shows that the Obama Administration doesn’t have a plan in place for closing GITMO. However, despite the lack of any defined policy or clear plan for how to safely deal with GITMO detainees, the Obama Administration continues to release these dangerous terrorists.

1 - The number of terrorists President Obama has brought to the United States for trial in civilian courts.
Khalfan Ghailani, an al Qaeda suspect accused in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa, was transferred from Guantanamo Bay in June for prosecution in a New York court. This move blatantly ignoring the demands of Congress and the American people who do not want this terrorist in the United States.

17 - The number of U.S. Sailors that were killed by USS Cole Mastermind, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. President Obama dropped charges against him on February 7, 2009

$200 Million - The cost of President Obama sending 13 GITMO detainees to the island of Palau. That is only 13 of 229 detainees remaining at GITMO.

Other notes of importance
76 of the 534 prisoners already transferred abroad from the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are engaged in terrorism or militant activity, according to administration officials.

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