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  •  KO on Countdown last night laid out some numbers (2+ / 0-)
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    rockhound, clammyc

    out of Gitmo "reporting" over the last 4 or 5 years, and all the numbers were different , 21, then 24, then 17, then 9 , get the picture .

    It sounds like they are making this stuff up as they go along, sometimes throwing in the requisite "source" ; the "official" who always speaks on conditions of anonymity . That must be the press equivalent of imaginary friends.

    Same with the NYT story linked in a previous comment, about the Yemeni prisoner now head of Al Qaeda in that country, report confirmed by...yeah, sure enough, the anonymous counter terrorism official.

    It is well known that the CIA psychops include timed media releases to influence public opinion.
    We would be incredibly naive to ignore that fact . That story might be true, and is certainly believable, as our conduct over the past 8 years has sorrowfully added to our list of int'l opponents. But we would do well to stay aware of the equally likely possibility that such reports are patently false.

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