Trump Says Freed Gitmo Prisoners ‘Returned To Battlefield’

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President Donald Trump says “122 vicious prisoners” released by the Obama administration from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba “have returned to the battlefield.”

Trump didn’t cite where he got the statistic in his Tuesday tweet, calling their release, “another terrible decision!”

On Monday, U.S. airstrikes against an al-Qaida-linked group in Yemen killed a former detainee who was released from the prison in 2009 despite earlier recommendations that he remain in custody because he was considered a “high threat” to America and its allies.

At its peak, the Guantanamo prison held nearly 680 detainees. It was down to 242 when President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and he got that number down to just a few dozen. Obama said the prison was a waste of money and a recruiting tool for extremists.

(AP)




5 COMMENTS

  1. It’s a typical trump lie.
    Of the 122 former detainees who returned to terrorism, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 113 were released before January 2009 – when Obama took office.

    That group of detainees would have been released under former President George W. Bush’s watch

  2. The president’s own team just confirmed that he LIED again…they clarified that the large percentage of the 122 “vicious prisoners” who returned to the battlefield were released PRIOR TO Obama taking office (either 110 or 113 depending on which agency’s number you believe). Apparently, the Trumpkopf in chief doesn’t know Obama from Bush (sort of like ad shelo yadah Mordechai and Haman).

  3. Shooting off his mouth again and again without checking the facts isn’t very presidential. He relies in Breitbart, Infowars, National Enquirer and Fox News for his information rather than using the resources available to him.

  4. Where is Rt your are missing
    You have here your other 2 pals
    GAdolHador & Zalman
    Interesting are you guys allowed to have a Smart phone
    Where you get your information from ? The Mikveh?