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Greenwald Stirs Up Twitter by Saying Gitmo Detainees Might Deserve ‘Sympathy’


Glenn Greenwald is facing some angry backlash on Twitter Wednesday afternoon after he posted a tweet that wondered why people seemed to have so much “sympathy” for returning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but not for the five Taliban detainees who were released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange:

Greenwald’s point is that because the U.S. kept the detainees locked up for years without bringing any charges against them, how can we know that they are the evil-minded terrorists that everyone is making them out to be. This notion did not go over particularly well with the Twitter crowd and Greenwald spent some time rebutting the criticism he received:

At least one person pointed out that as more information has emerged about Bergdahl’s behavior, there isn’t much “sympathy” for him either:

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