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    How a Guantanamo Jailer Befriended a ‘Terrorist’

    Raised on Fox News and televangelism, Oregon National Guardsman Steve Wood eagerly deployed to guard Guantánamo terror suspects. But his life was upended after befriending Mohamedou Salahi, the camp’s “highest-value” inmate. Wood ended up vouching for Salahi in the legal proceeding that freed him after 14 years — and even visited him in his native Mauritania.

    Are there unresolved issues? Under his release terms, Salahi, who was never prosecuted, still can’t travel to see his American wife and son — while a cousin who advised Osama bin Laden says he has a diplomatic passport and the ear of Mauritania’s president.

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