U.s. Releases 'forever Prisoner' From Gitmo | Triblive
Howard aBucka McKeon, R-Calif., said after the Thursday transfer. aIf just one U.S. soldier loses their life over these transfers, we will have failed in our duty to the American people,a McKeon said. aUntil we can assure the terrorists stay off the battlefield, they must stay behind bars.a Obama has called Guantanamo a recruitment tool for extremists, damaging to international standing, unnecessary for national security as well as expensive and inefficient. Zahrani got to Guantanamo on Aug. 5, 2002, and had been held as an indefinite detainee a meaning he was never accused of engaging in war crimes or terrorism but a 2010 federal task force declared him too dangerous to leave the prison.