"I understand the reluctance of the administration to release these men to, say, Yemen, even though I back the release of all who have no credible evidence against them. If Obama is using torture-procured evidence to keep these prisoners in jail, then that evidence is ipso factoincredible. But there are some, I fear, caught in the middle. I'm with Glenn on the need to try or release. I'm just aware how difficult that can be, if national security is put at risk." — Andrew Sullivan
Mar 11, 2011
The silence is deafening
No. One released Yemeni who is subsequently rounded up on the field of battle registers as the merest blip in terms of national security. However, it is a catastrophic PR disaster. What's keeping those men from their right to a trial is political expediency.