September 26, 2004

GITMO SUDDENLY LOOKS TOLERABLE:

Taliban Fighter Said Dead in Afghanistan (NOOR KHAN, 9/26/04, Associated Press)

Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar, a former inmate at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, died in a gunbattle Saturday night in Pishi village in the southern province of Uruzgan, said Jan Mohammed Khan, governor of Uruzgan.

Khan said authorities had received intelligence that Ghaffar was hiding in the village and was planning an attack against the government. Security forces launched a raid after surrounding a house, and three men, including Ghaffar, were killed in gunfire. None of the security forces was hurt.

The governor said Ghaffar had been a senior Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan and was arrested about two months after a U.S.-led coalition drove the militia out of power in late 2001. After being held for eight months in Guantanamo, he was released and returned to Afghanistan.

Khan said Ghaffar was then appointed as the leader of Taliban fighters in Uruzgan, a rugged region believed to be a stronghold of the hardline Islamic militia.


Let them out and shoot them--sounds like a plan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 26, 2004 10:32 AM
Comments

We should implant them with those locator chips they use for pet dogs before we release them.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at September 26, 2004 11:48 AM

Robert: I suspect we did.

Posted by: jd watson at September 26, 2004 11:59 AM

Don't you realize they were all innocent before we stuck them in that Cuban hell-hole? We drove this guy to really join the enemy by our actions. Under President Kerry this would nefer have happened.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 26, 2004 1:02 PM

Under a President Kerry, these guys would be doing their killing a lot closer to home.

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 26, 2004 1:13 PM
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