House Republican leader John Boehner criticized president Barack Obama's decision to close Guantanamo Bay. Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Boehner repeated the dubious statistic that 61 detainees released from Guantanamo Bay had once again become terrorists.
"We've already found 61 of those we released back on the battlefield," said Boehner.
A study published by Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Denbeaux on Jan. 15 finds the Pentagon wrongly altered its figures on terrorist 'recidivism' 43 times, with the latest figure being "the most egregiously so."
UPDATE: John Amato
David Gregory was horrible in this segment. it was a standard Q&A session that allowed Cryin' Boehner to get away with his talking points.
A new report contradicts the official claim that only three detainees were waterboarded by the CIA.
By Cora Currier, ProPublica
For many years, Bush administration officials have said that the CIA waterboarded only three terror Read more...