Updated figures released on Tuesday reveal that 121 former Guantanamo Bay detainees have gone back to their terroristic ways, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
According to the updated data, “the new report also found that two more detainees released by former President Barack Obama are suspected of reengaging in terrorism, bringing the total of suspected terrorists to 87. Overall, the percentage of former detainees released by both Obama and former President George W. Bush confirmed or suspected of returning to terrorism dropped a percentage point, to 29 percent.”
Released every March and September, the report comes after President Trump tweeted on Tuesday, “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!”
However, he was mistaken regarding the claim that they were all released by Obama. The September report said that “113 former detainees released by Bush were confirmed to have returned to terrorism, while nine of those released by Obama did the same.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer later clarified that Trump was talking about the total number of those released.
According to the March report, “4.4 percent of the 182 detainees released by Obama are confirmed of reengaging in terrorism, down from 5.6 percent in the September report,” while the number of detainees released under Bush suspected of reengaging in terrorism dropped slightly, from 75 to 74.
RETURN TO TERROR: Former GITMO detainee suspected of working for an ISIS recruiting network pic.twitter.com/1FqHDuoRxJ
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