Sunday, August 30, 2009

And Then There Were 226...

Via Memeorandum, two more have been set free bringing the total number of Gitmo detainees released by Obama to fourteen.

Obama has released two Syrian nationals to Portugal where they will be free "to live in the community."

"They are 'not subject to any charge, they are free people and are living in homes provided by state,' officials said."

Their names are not being released for security reasons. Apparently they are "innocent" and have been "cleared for release" but had not been for fear of persecution; we'll just have to take his word for it that they are just misunderstood and innocent of all wrongdoing.

The biggest problem for Obama will likely be the 98 Yemini's who are there. Most bets have them going to Saudi Arabia. It would likely be political suicide to try to bring them to the United States.

Obama's closing deadline is fast approaching, however, and he'll have to make a move soon.

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