Headline from ABC News Today: Two al Qaeda Leaders Behind Northwest Flight 253 Terror Plot Were Released by U.S.

Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the Northwest bombing in a Monday statement that vowed more attacks on Americans.

Terror suspect released from Guantanamo now fronts Yemen al-Qaeda group. American officials agreed to send the two terrorists from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia, where they entered into an “art therapy rehabilitation program” and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials. ABC News described their enrollment in the art therapy program in a January report. (See video to the left.)

Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, Said Ali Shari, were sent to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 9, 2007, according to the Defense Department log of detainees who were released from American custody. Al-Harbi has since changed his name to Muhamad al-Awfi.

It goes against common sense that holding terrorists in a tropical paradise with great foor, all sorts of international attention, and special considerations would somwhow convince them to turn away from jihad. Maybe if we had been nicer to them, they would have seen the light.

A special thanks to the ACLU and similar organizations and individuals. Your actions came very close to leading to a plane crash on Christmas day.

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