Muhamad Attik al-Harbi and Said Ali Shihri were reported by ABC TV to be among four Al Qaeda leaders in Yemen who planned the foiled suicide bombing.
The pair were arrested in Afghanistan in 2001 and taken to the Cuban detention camp before being released two years ago and sent to Saudi Arabia.
After entering an 'art therapy rehabilitation program', they were released, according to ABC News. The men, who are both Saudi nationals, have since emerged in Al Qaeda leadership roles in Yemen.So if I understand correctly, this pair of hardened jihadis was released to the Saudis (the folks who finance all those those lovely madrassahs hither and yon) who endeavoured to "rehabilitate" them by getting them to, you know, fingerpaint and stuff?
Gee, I can't even begin to fathom why that didn't work.
Update: David Horowitz says the Yemeni duo was released from Gitmo in November, not two years ago (as ABC reported).