Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The terrorist revolving door...

Last UK Guantanamo Detainees Arrested on Return
By Peter Graff, London (Reuters)

ALLLLLL RIGHT, TONY!!! Britain evidently won't be buckling to ACLU-type minded legal eagles on their home soil.

All too many terrorists have been released from various detention sites, only to be recaptured or killed on the battlefield while taking up arms against the US Coalition forces.

Well Britain just slammed a rock into that revolving door. Detainees walked out the Gitmo door, only to be ushered right back into a British cell at the tarmac for "involvement in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism." That gives British authorities two weeks to either charge, or free the detainees.

Before anyone gets up in arms about Gitmo's denizens, allow me to add that most of the detainees there had already been released. Of the 500 some left? Well, they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Meaning they were arrested on the Afghanistan battlefield.

The lawyers, of course, are concerned with the further detention on British soil, adding insult to injury. Cue the violins....

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