Cotton, an Iraq War veteran, pushed back against the idea that leaving the prison open is a recruitment tool for terrorists around the world.
He argued that the prison did not exist when terrorists attacked the USS Cole in 2000 and then struck on 9/11.
“In my opinion, the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is that there are too many empty beds and cells there right now. We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe. As far as I’m concerned, every last one of them can rot in hell. But as long as they don’t do that, they can rot in Guantanamo Bay,” said Cotton, during an exchange with Brian P. McKeon, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. (Read more about the Arkansas senator saying to send more terrorists to Guantanamo Bay HERE)
Governor Bobby Jindal: Muslim Leaders Have Responsibility to Say Terrorists are ‘Going Straight to Hell’
By Lauretta Brown. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) told a gathering in Washington on Thursday that Muslim leaders have a responsibility to say that terrorists are “going straight to hell.”
“Individual Muslim leaders have a responsibility,” said Jindal, “to denounce not just the acts of violence but these individuals, to say they are not going to enjoy a reward in the afterlife, but rather they’re going straight to Hell for these awful, barbaric acts they continue to commit–killing school children, killing teenagers who are watching soccer, burning a man alive, killing cartoonists because they don’t like their products.”
Speaking at the American Principles Project (APP) State Lunch, Jindal also said the leaders of the Western world “have a responsibility to insist on assimilation and integration for those that want to come and live in our societies. (Read more from this story HERE)