Three years ago, Adbullah Saleh al-Ajmi was safely locked away at Guantanamo Bay.
Two weeks ago, he blew himself up in Iraq, brutally murdering seven people.
How did he get out of his prison cell at Gitmo? Easy. His U.S.-based lawyers walked him out the front door!
That despite strong arguments from U.S. counterterrorism analysts arguing that al-Ajmi should under no circumstances be freed since...
-He deserted from the Kuwaiti army to participate in jihad in Afghanistan
-The Taliban supplied him with arms, including grenades
-He admitted fighting with the Taliban, including engaging in two or three firefights
-He was captured by coalition forces in the Tora Bora region, an area thought to be a hideout of Osama bin Laden
-Upon his arrival at Gitmo, he demonstrated "aggressive" behavior
-And based on a review of classified and unclassified documents, al-Ajmi was declared a threat to the U.S. and its allies.
But after Al-Ajmi's lawyers denied all the charges, the U.S. government folded and sent him back home to Kuwait.
Of course, now his family refers to him as "The Martyr Abdullah".
Nevertheless, the international community is clamoring for us to close down Gitmo, Senators Obama, Clinton and McCain are all desperate for us to close Gitmo, and even President Bush wants to see Gitmo closed.
And it looks like they're going to get their wish. Just this week, the U.S. released three MORE Guantanamo detainees, including Sami al-Haj, a suspected courier for Al Qaeda.
Terrifying? Oh yes. Surprising? Sadly, no.