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“American and foreign officials have also grown increasingly concerned about the prospect that detainees who arrived at Guantánamo representing little threat to the United States may have since been radicalized by the conditions of their imprisonment and others held with them. ‘Guantánamo is a huge problem for Americans,’ a senior Arab intelligence official familiar with its operations said. ‘Even those who were not hard-core extremists have now been indoctrinated by the true believers. Like any other prison, they have been taught to hate. If they let these people go, these people will make trouble.’ “

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

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