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Yemen to Host Gitmo "Rehab Center"


6:45 PM, Jan 27, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Reuters reports:

Yemen will begin building an $11 million rehabilitation centre for returning Guantanamo detainees in three months when it expects to receive funding from the United States, a government official said on Wednesday.

There are 91 Yemeni detainees left in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Washington suspended transfers to Yemen this month because of a deteriorating security situation in the country, in the throes of a crackdown on a resurgent al Qaeda.

More than 100 Gitmo detainees may have already returned to the battlefield. The Saudi rehab program that tried to teach jihadists to trade in their IEDs for crayons (seriously, watch this video) just didn't work. Yemen is an al Qaeda hotbed where the Christmas Day Bomber was trained, and the government is very unstable.

But really: what could go wrong?

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