KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO and Afghan forces have killed a former Guantanamo detainee who returned to Afghanistan to become a key al-Qaida ally, international officials said Saturday.
The militant's death was a reminder of the risks of trying to end a controversial detention system without letting loose people who will launch attacks on Americans.
Saber Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO spokesman Capt. Justin Brockhoff said.
A NATO statement described Melma as a "key affiliate of the al-Qaida network" who was in contact with senior al-Qaida members in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Another former detainee who joined the al-Qaida franchise in Yemen was killed in a recent U.S. airstrike there.
We can't blame this one on the Obamessiah, but we can damned sure blame the "PC" attitude that's infested our politics and military leadership since the Vietnam war.
If our so-called leaders had the same mindset that we had up to Vietnam, if our politicians would back the fuck off and let the military do the thinking, this shit would've never happened.
Why? Because the motherfucker probably wouldn't have been arrested to begin with, and if he had, he'd still be in Gitmo.