This week, four British Muslims were transferred to UK custody after three years in Guantanamo. They are still dangerous, according to the U.S. authorities. But the silly, terror-seeking British Government led by Tony Blair has released them to roam freely within the U.K. (and presumably, by virtue of EU law, throughout Europe).
Lieutenant Commander Flex Plexico, a Pentagon spokesman, said the US still believed the four men posed a security threat and that the Britons' release without charge should not bring into question their three-year detainment at Guantanamo. He said the US believed they posed a continued threat but had been able to work out a way of transferring them back to the UK.
He said: "They were labelled enemy combatants at Guantanamo but in Britain they are being assessed on a legal standing as opposed to a combative standing. I believe the UK did not have the information needed to charge [them]."
Of course, that would mean that the U.S. failed to give the U.K. the information necessary to convince the U.K. authorities that the men were a dangerous menace.
Who will trust the United States, when represented by the Bush Administration, again?