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A few days ago, Our Dear Leader his plan to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
America's adversaries, and leftists within our country consider "Gitmo" as "America's Gulag."
However, the reality is much different.
Congressional Republicans, attempting to block the transfer of the remaining detainees, cite a 30% recidivism rate. AP News claims the rate is between 12.4% and 17.3%. But these numbers are compared to recidivist terrorists being recaptured, or killed.
No matter how you slice & dice the statistics, one recidivist is one too many. Take Ibrahim al Qosi, for instance. He was a former guest at Hotel Gitmo. Now he has leading roles in propaganda videos produced by Al-Qaeda Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
About the only thing Secretary of State, John Kerry, could lamely say on the matter of al Qosi was: He shouldn't be doing that.
Whether you believe Gitmo to be a gulag or a gastehaus, or the recidivism rate is 12.4% or 30%, there's still one good reason for keeping Gitmo open:
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