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Wherein I eat crow, I double down on part of my criticism of the New York Times editorial page, and Shaker Aamer's lawyer responds to my post.
Shaker Aamer, a Saudi citizen and British resident, was transferred from his detention at Guantanamo Bay this morning. The Department of Defense, Reprieve (the organization whose lawyers have represented Aamer in litigation), and Aamer himself have all released statements on his departure.
DOD also released a statement acknowledging the release of Ahmed Ould Abdel Aziz, a Mauritanian detainee who was released from Guantanamo yesterday.
No, I'm not going write a grouchy piece on the release of Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer to Britain listing all the reasons to think this might not be the world's greatest idea.
The Washington Post reports that Shaker Aamer, a Saudi national and British resident who has been detained in Guantanamo Bay for over a decade, will soon be returned to the United Kingdom. Aamer was initially cleared for release in 2010.
From the Post: