3,286. 1/11/2002

“Military officials said they had culled the most dangerous of the roughly 10,000 prisoners caught there [Afghanistan] and shipped them to Guantánamo Bay. ‘These are people who would gnaw through hydraulic lines at the back of a C-17 to bring it down,’ Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said as the first 20 shackled prisoners arrived in Cuba on Jan. 11, 2002.”

 – Tim Golden and Don Van Natta Jr., “U.S. Said to Overstate Value of Guantanamo Detainees,” The New York Times, June 21, 2004

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