“Let me put this in perspective,” Biden said on Face the Nation. “There have been three people tried and convicted by the last administration in military courts. Two are walking the street right now. There have been over 300 tried in federal courts by the last administration and by us. They’re all in jail now. None of them are out seeing the light of day.”
We’re looking into Biden’s assertion that more than 300 people have been tried in federal courts and will post our findings soon.
Here, we are examining Biden’s assertion that three people were tried and convicted by the last administration in military commissions, and that two of three have been released
After consulting news reports and military documents, we discovered that Biden was correct. We also checked with experts who both support and oppose military commissions for various reasons, and no one disputed Biden’s numbers.
You gotta love Joe for that soundbite!