Saturday, January 24, 2009

Even Al-Queda loves change!

One of The Big Zero's main campaign promises that he actually made good on was the closing of Club Gitmo. What could go wrong with that? Well, here's an example.

Two ex-Guantanamo inmates appear in Al-Qaeda video
WASHINGTON (AFP) — Two men released from the US "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have appeared in a video posted on a jihadist website, the SITE monitoring service reported.

One of the two former inmates, a Saudi man identified as Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri, or prisoner number 372, has been elevated to the senior ranks of Al-Qaeda in Yemen, a US counter-terrorism official told AFP.

Three other men appear in the video, including Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi, identified as an Al-Qaeda field commander. SITE later said he was prisoner No. 333…

On the video, al-Shihri is seen sitting with three other men before a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq, the front for Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

"By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our principles for which we went out, did jihad for, and were imprisoned for," al-Shihri was quoted as saying…

Maybe Obama's right about closing down Gitmo, but how about only after dropping a neutron bomb on it after having our soldiers evacuate? But I'm guessing they'll just release these pieces of cockroach excrement and as (surprisingly) Matt Lauer said we'd have a bunch of "international Willie Hortons".

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