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Old 07-08-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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(CBS/AP) Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, formerly Guantanamo prisoner No. 008, was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government in December 2007.

He is now known as Mullah Abdullah Zakir, a nom de guerre that Pentagon and intelligence officials say is used by a Taliban leader who is in charge of operations against U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan.

Rasoul is the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration's efforts to close the prison.

U.S. authorities handed over Rasoul to the Afghan government, which in turn released him, according to Pentagon and CIA officials.

Former Gitmo Detainee Now A Taliban Boss - CBS News
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:07 PM
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Way to go W.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:10 PM
 
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Way to go W.
Wrong again.

Better blame the world for the "extraordinary pressure" to release detainees. Obama is in the same position...so are you ready to blame Obama when it happens under him?

I highly doubt it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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You never hear about those that went back and became spies/informants/translators/scouts for the US. Nor do you hear about the ones that went back and reunited with their families after "disappearing" with no communications for years, but once in a while, someone makes a huge stink about nutjobs like this one.

Hell, America treats actual domestic TERRORISTS like CONVICTED serial killers and rapists better than alleged ones simply because they're foreign. Remember the DC sniper? He sitting in a nice air-conditioned cell, getting 3 hearty meals, HDTV, fully furnished gyms, etc., just like other American murderers and rapists. . . true terrorists

Go figure. . .
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:18 PM
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Wrong again.

Better blame the world for the "extraordinary pressure" to release detainees. Obama is in the same position...so are you ready to blame Obama when it happens under him?

I highly doubt it.
Since when did W bow to "extraordinary pressure" from around the world?
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Wrong again.

Better blame the world for the "extraordinary pressure" to release detainees. Obama is in the same position...so are you ready to blame Obama when it happens under him?

I highly doubt it.
Too bad he couldn't have been tried in our courts ...
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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(CBS/AP) Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, formerly Guantanamo prisoner No. 008, was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government in December 2007.

He is now known as Mullah Abdullah Zakir, a nom de guerre that Pentagon and intelligence officials say is used by a Taliban leader who is in charge of operations against U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan.

Rasoul is the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration's efforts to close the prison.

U.S. authorities handed over Rasoul to the Afghan government, which in turn released him, according to Pentagon and CIA officials.

Former Gitmo Detainee Now A Taliban Boss - CBS News
I think that lefties fail to get the point of this story. Pressure from all over the world led to the release of many of those people but more especially pressure from the Democrat world caused it.

No these people won't see the same thing when one of Obama's releases do the same thing. It would be funny if it weren't so sad.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I love how all the tightie righties are hollaring "pressure pressure pressure". Please the only pressure Wonderboy ever felt was in his bladder after too much beer and pretzels.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Too bad he couldn't have been tried in our courts ...
Too bad? How so?
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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I love how all the tightie righties are hollaring "pressure pressure pressure". Please the only pressure Wonderboy ever felt was in his bladder after too much beer and pretzels.
And the hate continues...
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