Imagine you want to reform terrorists. What’s the last thing that would come to mind when trying to devise a plan to rehabilitate potential mass murderers?
In what is being touted as ‘jihadi rehab,’ al Qaeda terrorists newly released from Guantanamo prison or caught on the streets of Iraq before their suicide bombs could explode are putting finger paints and crayons to paper in order to secure their freedom.
The Saudi government, which is running the rehabilitation program on a former royal family retreat outside Riyadh, claims that some 700 former al Qaeda terrorists have been reprogrammed.
Rehabilitation using extraordinary crayon rendering.
Granted, as this happened under his watch, of course, this will be Bush’s fault.
The emergence of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee as the deputy leader of Al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch has underscored the potential complications in carrying out the executive order President Obama signed Thursday that the detention center be shut down within a year.
The militant, Said Ali al-Shihri, is suspected of involvement in a deadly bombing of the United States Embassy in Yemen’s capital, Sana, in September. He was released to Saudi Arabia in 2007 and passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen.
Said must have laughed his ass off after he was told he could up and walk out of ‘jihadi rehab’. And c’mon, how hard could this rehab be if the ACLU hasn’t protested it.
Now multiply this by how many President Obama wants to set free?