Obrigados, Portugal!

by Chris Bodenner

The small European country just accepted two of our detainees:

The two [Syrian nationals] "arrived August 28 in Portugal... and they were released," the Portuguese interior ministry said in a statement on its website. They are "not subject to any charge, they are free people and are living in homes provided by state," officials said.

In addition to the gratitude we should feel for Portugal for lessening our domestic burden, this story further underscores the fact that, while many held in Gitmo are vicious terrorists who should never see the light of day, a great number of them are innocent (Mohamed Jawad being another recent example). But of course politicians like Brownback and Hoekstra want to you to believe that all 226 remaining detainees are the "worst of the worst."