GOP Senator Says Guantanamo Detainees are Lucky Because They Get 'Tropical Breezes'

Yesterday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) defended the detention of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military facility, calling it a “logical site.” “They wouldn’t be treated any better in the United States, and they wouldn’t have the tropical breezes blowing through,” said Sessions. Conservatives have consistently tried to claim that the institution is a wonderful place to stay, even though former detainee Mustafa Ait Idir has said of his experience there: “For almost seven years, I was at the end of the world, at the worst place in the world. … It would have been hard even if I had done something wrong (but) it is much harder if one is totally innocent.”

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