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January 4, 2010
By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
Given what came out this past weekend about Guantanamo prisoners released by the Bush administration, I see no reason to release any more Guantanamo detainees who hail from or who have spent time in terrorist-training nations. President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, made the rounds of the political Sunday talk shows and according to the Washington Post, called Guantanamo Bay "a propaganda tool for al Qaeda" and added that "532 Guantanamo detainees had been released by the Bush administration, including some who have subsequently appeared as senior officials in the al Qaeda organization in Yemen. He said Obama has released 42, including seven Yemenis sent home."