Adios, Guantanamo?


Most of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will be released, the facility's deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Martin Lucenti, told the Financial Times.

Of the 550 that we have, I would say most of them, the majority of them, will either be released or transferred to their own countries […]

Most of these guys weren't fighting. They were running. Even if somebody has been found to be an enemy combatant, many of them will be released because they will be of low intelligence value and low threat status. We don't have a level of evidence to feel that we can be confident to prosecute them [all]. We have guys here who have never told us anything, except to say that they want to cut off the heads of the infidels if they get a chance.

Heads-up from The Volokh Conspiracy. Previous Jacob Sullum coverage of Guantanamo can be found here, here, and here.