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2:14 PM, May 26, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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I wonder why this was released the same day as Sotomayor was nominated:

The Pentagon says about 5 percent of terror suspects released from the U.S. navy prison at Guantanamo Bay so far have returned to the fight against the U.S. and its allies.

Data released Tuesday suggests that an additional 9 percent of freed Guantanamo detainees are suspected to have rejoined what the Pentagon defines as terrorist activity.

In all, 74 of approximately 540 detainees that have been released have either returned or are believed to have returned to the fight.

Don't worry though, it's not that there are actual terrorists being held at Gitmo (they're all innocent victims of the Bush administration's disdain for due process), it's that Gitmo turns innocent men into terrorists. Which, even if it were true, isn't much comfort to whatever U.S. community is going to serve as a half-way house for released detainees.