Majority of Gitmo prisoners did nothing hostile

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Not that this is shocking, but a new report finds that 55% of Gitmo detainees "are not determined to have committed any hostile acts against the United States or its coalition allies."

Were that not the case there'd be no reason for all the super-double secrecy, I suppose...

From TalkLeft:

"A new and statistical report, authored and released by Seton Hall Law Professor Mark Denbeaux and attorney Joshua Denbeaux [odd coincidence, that], counsel to two of the detainees at Guantanamo, contains the first objective analysis of the background of those held at Guantanamo."
The findings are based entirely on Defense Dept. info.

TalkLeft asks: "If 92% of the detainees were not fighters, and 55% committed no hostile act, why were they designated as enemy combatants in the first place? And why are they still being held?"

Among the criteria used to justify enemy combatant designation are these:
Possession of rifles;

Use of a guest house;

Possession of Casio watches; and

Wearing of olive drab clothing.
It appears that the majority of those detained at Guantanamo share these traits:
1. Muslims,

2. in Afghanistan,

3. associated with unidentified individuals and/or groups,

4. possessed Kalishnikov rifles,

5. stayed in guest houses,

6. captured in Pakistan,

7. by bounty hunters.

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