From AEI (h/t The Corner):
News has surfaced that the Yemeni government intends to build a terrorist rehabilitation center with an $11 million grant from the United States within the next three months. Reuters reported on January 27, 2010 that the terrorist rehabilitation center will house Yemeni detainees returning from Guantanamo Bay. Currently, Guantanamo Bay is home to 91 Yemeni detainees. Yemen is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) the al Qaeda franchise that deployed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to conduct the Christmas Day attack in the skies over Michigan. Recent experience with the better-funded Saudi rehabilitation program and the Yemeni security forces raises serious questions about the reliability of any such Yemeni effort.
I’ll try to remain calm. $11 million grant out of US taxpayer pockets — headed to Yemen. To “rehabilitate” terrorists. As that sage John McEnroe often said… YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS! Previous posts have questioned the success of the Saudi program. There isn’t a track record of former terrorists to point to in Saudi Arabia that would suggest that our tax dollars would be well spent in other countries duplicating this program, and especially in Yemen, which has become another terrorist haven. This madness must stop.