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Published:January 6th, 2010 13:49 EST
The Fate of Terrorists

The Fate of Terrorists

By Tony Graff

The Colorado Springs Gazette ran an article in the January 3th edition about the fate of those who leave Guantanamo Bay. The article started and ended with something along the lines of "This is not a joke" or "We couldn`t make this stuff up." That alone intrigued me. 

Two inmates at Guantanamo Bay, the prison for known terrorists -and if Obama has his way- closed within the year, were released in 2007, and one of them was sent to this "art therapy rehabilitation" which included finger-painting and crayon drawings. Saudi Arabia is adamant that it works, telling an ABC investigative report that is has rehabilitated over 700 terrorists. 

Once through this ridiculous program, many detainees from Guantanamo find their way back to the from lines of Al Qaida, and resume their former training for terrorist attacks, as proven by Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, who claimed to have taken part in a plot to detonate explosives on a Detroit airplane. 

With Obama wanting to close the detainment facility, and not knowing where to send the inhabitants, this whole "let`s reprogram terrorists with coloring pictures" looks pretty silly. I can`t find an ounce of common sense about it all. The article asks why we don`t use similar programs to rehabilitate criminals and drug users. I figure we are still smart enough to realize that it doesn`t work. It might for children with depression, but I doubt it would have any effect of a grade school bully, let alone a grown man with intentions of destroying thousands of lives and millions of dollars worth of property. Come on, America.