Top Obama Advisor John Brennan: 20% Recidivism Rate For Gitmo Detainees Is Not That Bad (Video)

Only 1 out of 5?… No big deal.
John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, told an audience yesterday that 20% recidivism rate for Gitmo detainees is not that bad. Heck, most US prisoners have a 50% recidivism rate. Well yeah, but most US prisoners aren’t blowing themselves up in malls and on planes.

The comments have opened up this loon to criticism.
ABC reported:

On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Brennan’s assessment of 20 percent recidivism being not “that bad” was “mindboggling and unnerving.”

“He has lost my confidence,”
Graham said of Brennan, “and it’s the best evidence yet how disconnected this administration has come from the fact that we’re at war. … I don’t see how most Americans can feel safe when the head of counterterrorism tries to tell us you can get all the information you need within 50 minutes of an interview of a guy right off the airplane who tried to blow it up, and tries to tell us that the process did finally work, and say that a 20 percent recidivism rate’s OK in the war on terror.”

Graham said, “I think it’d be better to have a new person in that job.”

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • Valerie

    The Democratic Party has people better than this, or it used to.

  • Pingback: Top Obama Advisor John Brennan: 20% Recidivism Rate For Gitmo Detainees Is Not That Bad (Video) | Liberal Whoppers()

  • GrayRider

    Another one of those liberal idiot moments:

  • David

    I know a way to get a 0% recidivism rate.

  • Pingback: uberVU - social comments()

  • notsurprised

    Wow, I guess as long as HIS loved ones aren’t part of those harmed by that 20%.


    Brennan you need to be fired.

  • avery

    20% is terriable,as no#4 said their a way to get 0%but it only america lives.

  • Cynic

    If that one of five goes back to the taliban and then kills my son that is 20% too many and not to be talked about so lightly.

  • Hack

    What a grade A nincompoop. It is so indicative and representative of the flailing and FAILING Obama administration.

  • Pingback: News to me « Liar's Dice()

  • down with dems

    So the chance of Gitmo recidivism is BETTER than losing at Russian Roulette.

    No biggie…. riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

  • Charlie Gibson

    Obama should warn against going to Vegas with Brennan.

  • logic101

    I’m thinking about becoming a Lib, because I see a lot of openings in the near future. Let’s see…
    “Shoplifters, check forgers, murderous terrorists – they’re all pretty much the same. Catch and release has been working just fine.”
    How does that sound? think I have a future in the Obama administration?

  • kate

    I still have faith in the average American. They know this is stupid. VA, NJ, MA prove that.

  • James Gibson

    I would say this man is a bumbling incompetent. But that would be giving him too much credit.

  • Auntie Em

    Fish stinks at its head. This is a reflection of the fool that is Barry Soetoro. The worst person in the world.

  • BHG

    This guy is supposed to be a civil servant. A professional, hired during the Bush Administration, he’s supposed to look after the country’s back, not an administration’s political back. If a Republican president was in office I’d be even more upset if it were up to the same nonsense. This is so beyond incompetence it’s farsical. Would we find this believable in a plot for a movie? As if! Oh clueless ones!

  • BA

    I am apparently watching a rebroadcast of Fox News Sunday and just saw the interview with Jones, Brennan’s boss.

    He did not inspire one bit of confidence, either.

    Is everyone in this administration incompetent?

  • Pingback: John Brennan, Omama Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Assistant Clueless … 20% Terrorism Recidivism “Is not that bad” | Scared Monkeys()

  • bg


    “I’m Too Afraid to Criticize Islam”

    maybe Obama et al made him an offer he couldn’t refuse..

    The Islamic Infiltration, Part 1

    The Islamic Infiltration, Part 2

    better watch them before they go poof..

    It’s not over until it’s over

    [According to John Brennan, head of the White House’s homeland security office, the war on terrorism is over. From now on, the administration will never use terms like “jihadists” and “global war” because doing so, as Mr. Brennan said, “risks giving these murderers the religious legitimacy they desperately seek but in no way deserve.” He insisted that the U.S. is at “war with al Qaeda” (“U.S. no longer at war with ‘terrorism’ ,” Page 1, Friday).

    Could we be more blind? Acts of terror are rooted in the aspirations
    of Islamists to create an Islamic state and impose their version of Shariah law.]

    “The Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama”

    Weakening Islamism is Vital to Improve US Image in the Muslim world

    On the Job Training

    A Cold-Blooded Foreign Policy

    Bush Was Right, Says Obama