That's the shorter Dick Cheney, trying to justify the Guantanamo prison camps for Muslim detainees.
To bolster their claims that they're holding actual terrorists and not innocent civilians, they're claiming that they've caught some people attacking Americans after they've been released:
Mr. Cheney mentioned the name of Maulvi Abdul Ghaffar, a released Guantánamo prisoner who returned to Afghanistan and became a Taliban commander and was killed last year by Afghan forces. He also cited Mullah Shehzada, who he said returned from the prison to organize a jail break in Afghanistan, and who was killed last year by American forces.
Gee, I wonder what motive an innocent person who's been abducted, detained, tortured and abused against their will for several years would have for attacking Americans upon their release? As usual, the Administrations policy of indiscriminately detaining and torturing Muslims and treating them as if they were terrorists works against Americans interests.
Arguing that we're not as inhumane as other countries is an empty and stupid argument. First, it's not true - there are plenty of countries in the world that don't employ torture as a policy. Second, there are very few countries in the world that proclaim themselves as the epicenters of liberty, democracy, and freedom. When we torture and abuse people, we make those statements a lie and reveal what is already widely suspected. That America is an abusive, lying power that is undeserving of the global deference given to it.