After being released from the program, the former prisoners are believed to have moved to Yemen where they joined al Qaeda as military commanders.
"The so-called rehabilitation programs are a joke," a U.S. diplomat said in describing the Saudi efforts with released Guantanamo detainees.
The controversial Saudi program attempts to rehabilitate terrorists and integrate them back into everyday life through a combination of religious, psychological and social programs. NOW on PBS traveled to Saudi Arabia earlier this year for an inside, in-depth look at the controversial initiative.
In the show, we see inmates from Guantanamo Bay being brought to Saudi Arabia, given a hero's welcome, then sent to a converted holiday resort for re-education. After that, many are enticed to reform with the offer of a car, a job, and even a wife.
Watch the program and read author and correspondent Robert Lacey's essay, "Rehab the Terrorists...With Love"