White House says about a dozen freed Gitmo detainees attacking Americans

If you've just finished eating, I would recommend you not read the following until your meal settles in your stomach.  Reading about how a dozen or so former detainees at Guantanamo are responsible for killing six Americans overseas is about as nauseating as it gets.

Washington Post:

In March, a senior Pentagon official made a startling admission to lawmakers when he acknowledged that former Guantanamo inmates were responsible for the deaths of Americans overseas.

If you've just finished eating, I would recommend you not read the following until your meal settles in your stomach.  Reading about how a dozen or so former detainees at Guantanamo are responsible for killing six Americans overseas is about as nauseating as it gets.

Washington Post:

In March, a senior Pentagon official made a startling admission to lawmakers when he acknowledged that former Guantanamo inmates were responsible for the deaths of Americans overseas.

The official, Paul Lewis, who oversees Guantanamo issues at the Defense Department, provided no details, and the Obama administration has since declined to elaborate publicly on his statement because the intelligence behind it is classified.

But The Washington Post has learned additional details about the suspected attacks, including the approximate number of detainees and victims involved and the fact that, while most of the incidents were directed at military personnel, the dead also included one American civilian: a female aid worker who died in Afghanistan in 2008. The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter, declined to give an exact number for Americans killed or wounded in the attacks, saying the figure is classified.

Lewis’s statement had drawn scrutiny on Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers see the violence against Americans as further evidence that the president’s plans for closing the prison are misguided and dangerous. They also describe the administration’s unwillingness to release information about the attacks as another instance of its use of high levels of classification to avoid discussion of a politically charged issue that could heighten political opposition to its plans.

One U.S. official familiar with the intelligence said that nine of the detainees suspected in the attacks are now dead or in foreign government custody. The official would not specify the exact number of detainees involved but said it was fewer than 15. All of them were released from Guantanamo Bay under the administration of George W. Bush.

The detainees released by President Bush were supposed to be the least likely to rejoin the fight.  Obviously, they made some errors along the way.

As for the release of, by definition, even more dangerous terrorists by President Obama, we are trusting foreign governments to keep an eye on these people to make sure they don't run off and joint the Taliban again.  Since we don't keep track of them ourselves anymore, how many detainees released by President Obama do you think have slipped away from their supposed minders to rejoin the fight?

The deaths of Americans at the hands of people who had no business seeing the light of day again is the result of a policy created to please the anti-American leftist claques more than to protect the nation from terrorists.

I told you not to read this if you just ate.