Friday, November 27, 2015

 
HOW GUANTANAMO HAS FAILED
 
This is a great story.  Hajji  Ghalib was detained longer than an Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost.  Mr. Ghalib had a long distinguished history of fighting the Soviets and Taliban, while Mr. Dost had a history of opposing the U.S.  Once released Mr. Ghalib has now become a major U.S. ally relied on by the U.S. and Afghan governments, while Mr. Dost fights the U.S. and Afghan government.  This is a story worth reading.  If you get nothing out of it, Mr. Ghalib put aside his wrongful arrest to return to his homeland to defend it from the Taliban and ISIS, while working to help his former captures. 
 
"KABUL, Afghanistan — Hajji Ghalib did just what the American military feared he would after his release from the Guantánamo Bay prison camp: He returned to the Afghan battlefield.
 
"But rather than worrying about Mr. Ghalib, the Americans might have considered encouraging him. Lean and weather-beaten, he is now leading the fight against the Taliban and the Islamic State across a stretch of eastern Afghanistan."
 
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