Bush/Cheney Released 171 From Gitmo Who Went Back Into Battle; Obama/Biden: 7
Guantanamo isn’t full of choirboys. The difference between the Bush releases and the Obama releases, is we got something in return for five of the Obama releases: an American soldier.
…by the time Obama took office, according to a report from the office of the director of National Intelligence last year, the Bush-Cheney administration had released 171 detainees, either confirmed or suspected of having returned to the battlefield.
These include, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency, Ibrahim Sen, who was later arrested in Turkey charged as the leader of an active al Qaeda cell, and Abdullah Mahsud, whom Pakistan government officials accuse of directing a suicide attack in April 2007 that killed 31 people.
Under the Obama administration, which claims to have a more thorough vetting process for releasing detainees, seven were confirmed or suspected of having returned to the battle as of last September.