Gitmo Detainee to Be Released for Taking Up Yoga?
A Gitmo detainee may walk free … for taking up yoga? That’s according to The New York Post, which reported that President Obama is giving out “get out of jail free” cards in an attempt to empty Guantanamo Bay. Another detainee reportedly may be freed for his positive attitude.
The Obama administration has faced scrutiny over the release of five Taliban leaders from Gitmo for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s freedom.
Today on The Five, Greg Gutfeld reacted to the NY Post report in his monologue. “Here’s a man who treats foreign policy like its open mic night at the Funny Bone,” Gutfeld said of President Obama.
He continued, “The fact is your average mom would make a better leader. She definitely wouldn’t buy this yoga crock, since her job is to warn daughters of smooth talkers who spew such sweet deception. But this is the president who thinks climate change is a bigger threat than releasing terrorists like butterflies.”
Read more from The New York Post below and watch The Five segment above.
Ghaleb Nasser al-Bihani, 34
What he did: Classified as an “indefinite detainee” in 2010 because of the danger he posed to the US. The Yemeni national was captured in 2001 fighting in Afghanistan. The military said he was a troublemaker while in custody, even inciting riots. He was uncooperative in interviews, showing “ill intentions toward the US.” One of his brothers in Yemen is a leader in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group’s most lethal branch.
What they say now: His government-appointed lawyer argued he was merely an assistant cook for an unspecified military group. “He has asked for yoga magazines and self-help books,” lawyer Pardiss Kebriaei told the parole board in April, noting he practices yoga in his cellblock and has read biographies of the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr.
In his own plea to the board, Bihani suggested his hostility comes from losing his parents as a boy, saying, “It was hard growing up without a mother or father.” He promised to start a family and live a peaceful life if freed. “I look forward to the day when I can hold my baby in my hands,” he said. Last month, the board said it found his story “credible” and declared Bihani “no longer … a threat to the security of the United States.”
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