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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:38 PM
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Gitmo recidivist numbers & Big Lies.
Iirc, about three years ago, Rumsfeld was pimping the high rate of recidivists among Gitmo releases as a way to stop trials, releases and probably, scrutiny.

Mark Denbeaux and his law students at Seton Hall followed up on this bogus number and came up with under 10 actual recidivists.

Today, I see this number is being revived and is again in circulation, e.g., in the press and I see Thom picked it up today.

160 former Gitmo detainees did NOT go back to the fake War on Terra. But the Big Lies are zombies and they refuse to die.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:40 PM
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1. wow, unrecc'ers on a Gitmo thread. k and r to zero
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:51 PM
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2. Here's an article on Seton Hall from 2009:
Study Challenges Claims of Gitmo Recidivism
By William Fisher

NEW YORK, Feb 3, 2009 (IPS) - A prominent law professor says the U.S. Defence Department is issuing questionable data on the number of Guantanamo detainees who have been released "and then returned to the battlefield" because the government "is now in a position where they have to find some bad guys - even if they have to invent them by naming people who were never there".

Their ultimate aim, Professor Mark Denbeaux of the Seton Hall University law school, told IPS, "is to foment fear among American voters and limit the freedom of the Obama administration to release any of the detainees still imprisoned."

Denbeaux heads the law school's Centre for Policy and Research. The centre has issued a report which it says "rebuts and debunks" the most recent claim by the Department of Defence (DOD) that 61 "former Guantnamo detainees are confirmed or suspected of returning to the fight".

The report is one of a series produced by the centre's faculty and law students. Professor Denbeaux says the centre has determined that "DOD has issued 'recidivism' numbers 43 times, and each time they have been wrong -this last time the most egregiously so."

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45654

A link to their pdf:

http://law.shu.edu/publications/guantanamoReports/guant...

And to their Wiki entry:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seton_Hall_study

(Maybe I should have called this OP "RUMSFELD LIED!")

lol
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:56 PM
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3. k n r
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:59 PM
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4. K&R#5 n/t
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99th_Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:14 PM
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5. Hey, we GOTTA keep the War on Terrah stoked from time to time, or else
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 02:14 PM by 99th_Monkey
everyone might wake up from this living nightmare of the corporatist Neocon's making.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:01 PM
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6. Ain't it the truth.
:)
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:50 PM
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7. K&R
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