Thursday, June 09, 2005

Released terrorists lie to us.

I've seen the "trained to lie" line float around quite a bit since I wrote about it a while back. As I said before, whether terrorists are trained to do that is open to some interpretation, but leave that aside for a moment.

Some of the allegations of mistreatment come from detainees we've released. It seems obvious that the "trained to lie" bit doesn't apply to them because it means either:
  1. We released a trained terrorist.
  2. We released someone who wasn't trained to lie.
Alert readers might think released prisoners have some other reason to lie. That's true, but it's hardly the same as deliberate training.

Long story short, it's been a little over a week, and I'm already really tired of this particular argument.
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