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  • Sen. Tom Cotton: Guantanamo Bay Terrorists ‘Can Rot in Hell’

    Thursday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) slammed the Obama administration’s repeated effort to close the terrorist detainee facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Cotton said the United State should, instead, put its efforts into sending more terrorists there.

    “They don’t attack us for what we do, they attack us for who we are. It is not a security decision,” Cotton said at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. “It is a political decision based on a promise the president made during his campaign.”

    Cotton was grilling the principal deputy under secretary of defense Brian McKeon about the risk of how releasing more prisoners could put American and allied lives in danger.

    “To say that it is a security decision based on propaganda value that our enemies get from it is a pretext, a justified political decision and my opinion, the only problem of Guantanamo Bay is there are too many empty beds and cells there right now,” Cotton said. “We should be sending more cells there to keep this country safe.”

    Cotton also completely obliterated the leftist notion that Gitmo is a “recruiting tool.” The freshman senator listed a litany of terrorist activities by Islamic radicals spanning the last three decades and sardonically asked Mr. McKeon which one of those attacks was the result of Guantanamo Bay.

    Video of the exchange is above.

    Last week we reported that “several US officials” now “suspect” that one of the five detainees traded for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “has returned to militant activity.

    “As far as I’m concerned, every last one of them can rot in hell, but as long they don’t do that, they can rot in Guantanamo Bay,” Cotton said.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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