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  •  Wasn't Yemen the one with the security problems? (2+ / 0-)
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    Gary Norton, luckylizard

    I seem to remember several jailbreaks in the country over the past few years involving alleged extremists who were detained there.

    •  Yes, but how is that relevant to Hamdan? His (2+ / 0-)
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      JayBat, luckylizard

      sentence will be up in a month. The question is whether he may have committed some Yemeni crime for which he can be prosecuted. That has happened to some returnees but, and this is a big but, none of those prosecutions were for "terror" related charges.

      Hamdan is not a threat to anyone and I think the Yemenis know it, which is why he wanted to return so badly.

      •  analysis of GWB attempts to ensure (1+ / 0-)
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        Gary Norton

        detainees remain detained stated that Pakistan and Afghanistan governments were both requested to not accept any detainees which they would subsequently release.

        While it is agreed Hamdan has never been a real threat, I find it hard to believe GWB is moderating even in the final days of his administration when  the DOJ continued its prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation:

        •  I think the world wide outrage to our holding (0+ / 0-)

          someone after his term was up was something even Bush couldn't deal with. Do I know that? Of course not. But given the reversal of the strongly worded DoD outrage upon Hamdan's sentence, I think it more than likely.

          •  question is why was HLF retried by DOJ (1+ / 0-)
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            after a mistrial last year if we are seeing moderation or even temperance?

            •  I'm not saying (0+ / 0-)

              all the scales have dropped from Bush's eyes. The HLF case involves different laws and different circumstances and is something pushed by our Mideast "ally." The law is written so loosely it is easily abused, which I think is the situation here. But Guantanamo is a PR nightmare, very different from HLF.

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