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Joy! Hamdan To Be Released From Gitmo

From a (quietly) elated Associated Press:

Usama bin Laden’s Former Driver to be Released from Guantanamo Bay

Former Usama bin Laden driver Salim Hamdan is being transferred from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, back to his home country of Yemen, a senior defense official said Monday.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Former Usama bin Laden driver Salim Hamdan is being transferred from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, back to his home country of Yemen, a senior defense official said Monday.

Hamdan was convicted of aiding Al Qaeda in August and sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison. He would be eligible for release in January with credit for time served.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the matter, said Hamdan will serve out the remainder of his sentence in Yemen.

A jury of six U.S. military officers sentenced Hamdan at Guantanamo’s first war-crimes trial earlier this year, and at the time he had already served five years and a month at the Cuba facility.

Pentagon officials had suggested all along that they could hold the 40-year-old Guantanamo prisoner indefinitely regardless of the sentence. The Pentagon reserves the right to hold him and other “enemy combatants” who are considered dangerous to the United States, even those who are acquitted or complete sentences in the tribunal system.

Guantanamo prosecutors had sought a sentence of 30 years to life for Hamdan, whose trial inaugurated the special commission system in July. They also had argued that as an “enemy combatant” he should not receive credit for his time detained there. A military judge rejected that argument…

What a stunning victory for the terrorists, their America-hating lawyers, and the enemies of this county everywhere.

But notice how these glad tidings are not being shouted from the rooftops by our one party media.

Are they afraid it might outrage someone?

Alas, Hamden is just the beginning of the parade.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Joy! Hamdan To Be Released From Gitmo”

  1. proreason says:

    Silly me.

    I have an irrational hunch Mr Hamdan will be forced out of his limo business by Bush’s economy, and that we will be hearing from him again soon in the fine print newspapers allocate to make note of those pesky little terrorist pranks.

  2. Enthalpy says:

    I had promised to stop characterizing many of the Leftist behaviors as mental illness or insanity, but must renege on the promise. I doubt that there has ever been a group of “leaders” so insistent on assuring the demise of their own civilization.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    proreason…you may be on to something there my friend only my fear is that this outta work Limo driver will be pressed into another job of endeavor. After being hailed as a hero to the cause, he will be form fitted to a vest of explosive gains and released onto an unsuspecting populace. We will hear of it but the name will be buried or not mentioned at all. I mean,Why should the press be wrong twice?

  4. sheehanjihad says:

    I would love to give these freed terrorists the name and addresses of the lawyers who worked so tirelessly to give them another chance to kill Americans. Let the lawyers see how harmless they are when they are forced to house and feed them. I hate those people’s guts.

    Lets see now, even though the dog has rabies and has bitten hundreds of people in it’s unmitigated fury, keeping it in a cage is cruel….so lets let it out so it can bite even more people! The abject stupidity of these do gooder asswipes is simply astonishing.

  5. pinandpuller says:

    I bet he can get into a CDL training program and have his TX endorsement in no time. Barring that he can get a job with Homeland Security at JFK.

  6. DEZ says:

    Salim Hamdan will soon forget about driving a limo for terrorists, he will now fly them to their destinations in a shiny new, fully refueled 747.
    Courtesy of a team of scumbag lawyers and a stupid public that cheered them on.

    So remember, fly terrorist airlines, a oneway ticket is all you will ever need!

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