THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

King, Graham Call for Brennan’s Head After Comments

Obama counter-terror chief John Brennan is drawing criticism for comments he made Saturday about the recidivism rate of detainees released from Guantanamo Bay.

During a Q&A following remarks Brennan delivered at the Islamic Center of New York University, Brennan defended the administration’s estimate that one in five foreign nationals released from the prison at Guantanamo Bay since its opening return to terrorist activities.

“People sometimes use that figure, 20 percent, say ‘Oh my goodness, one out of five detainees returned to some type of extremist activity,'” Brennan said. “You know, the American penal system, the recidivism rate is up to something about 50 percent or so, as far as return to crime. Twenty percent isn’t that bad.”

Read more: National Review

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February 15, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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