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State Department praises jihadist for helping US with Gitmo resettlement
american thinker ^ | 12/1/10 | Rick Moran

Posted on 12/01/2010 1:42:44 PM PST by Nachum

Maybe next, they'll invite Osama bin Laden to the State Department dining room for a cup of tea:

On January 14, 2010, a former Guantanamo detainee named Moazzam Begg met with the foreign minister of Luxembourg to discuss the resettlement of additional detainees in Europe. Afterward, Begg attended a screening of "Taxi to the Dark Side," a film that portrays America's detention policies in the worst possible light. Begg also participated in a Q&A session with members of the audience.

This prompted an American diplomat who was in attendance to write a summary of the event and of Begg's "barnstorming" tour throughout Europe. (A copy of the cable can be found on the New York Times's web site.) Foggy Bottom's correspondent gushed:

Mr. Begg is doing our work for us, and his articulate, reasoned presentation makes for a convincing argument. It is ironic that after four years of imprisonment and alleged torture, Moazzam Begg is delivering the same demarche to [Government of Luxembourg] as we are: please consider accepting GTMO detainees for resettlement. Despite Begg's optimism, the Prime and Foreign Ministers continue to publicly state that the [Government of Luxembourg] supports the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and stands ready to assist from a financial and logistical perspective, but cannot accept detainees for resettlement.

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