House Republican leader John Boehner criticized president Barack Obama’s decision to close Guantanamo Bay. Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press, Boehner repeated the dubious statistic that 61 detainees released from Guantanamo Bay had once again become terrorists.
“We’ve already found 61 of those we released back on the battlefield,” said Boehner.
A study published by Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Denbeaux on Jan. 15 finds the Pentagon wrongly altered its figures on terrorist ‘recidivism’ 43 times, with the latest figure being “the most egregiously so.”
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This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Jan. 25, 2009.