A Simple Question
A response to Benjamin Wittes and Robert Chesney.
2:45 PM, Jul 15, 2011 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
For the record, Olsen may very well be a great candidate for the NCTC’s director position. I have no idea. I’ve never met the man and know nothing about the totality of his work inside government. Careful readers will note that I did not even object to his nomination.
Instead, I’ve simply asked a question that neither Wittes nor Chesney can answer and suggested that Senators ask the same. How did the Guantanamo Review Task Force, headed by Olsen, decide to approve so many “high” risk detainees for transfer?
Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.