(h/t Weekly Standard) It is almost comical to watch our major news organs play agenda journalism. They have a narrative and the facts be damned, or at least spun so that the proles are sure to get the proper message, in this case Gitmo is bad, mmmkay?
About 10 percent of the 240 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when President Obama took office were "leaders, operatives and facilitators involved in plots against the United States," but the majority were low-level fighters, according to a previously undisclosed government report. About 5 percent of the detainees could not be categorized at all.
For comparison let's say that the bad guys captured an entire US infantry company which has approx. 130 men. Out of them you have one Captain, an XO, 4 Platoon leaders and the First Sergeant and then a bunch of sergeants, specialists and privates. Would the Wa Po spin on their make up read like this:
About 5 percent of the 130 detainees held at George Soros Enemies of the World compound in the Cayman Islands were "leaders, operatives and facilitators involved in plots against the New World Order," but the majority were low-level fighters, according to a previously undisclosed world government report.
I kinda doubt it, but that is the way they spin this report. It ought to say that 95% of those at Gitmo are firmly-identified bad guys and the others still stink like rotten fish, we just aren't certain exactly what their roles were. The bottom line is that we have a bunch of scum bags that we can't afford to let loose and we need somewhere to keep them and the others we will pick up going forward. Since Gitmo is by definition evil, the Obama team and their chorus of anti-torture mongers have painted themselves into a corner. Congress is at least listening to the American people who have said loud and clear, don't bring 'em here. Bagram is looking like a decent option eh?