In Brief: Tom Cotton's Gitmo Blues

Republican Representative Tom Cotton of Arkansas said on Fox "news", "We should be proud for the way we treated these savages at Guantanamo Bay." He was referring to the foreign detainees at the naval base prison, most of whom have been there for more than a decade without charge or trial. At its peak in 2002, the prison - sorry, detention camp - no, fuck it, prison held 722 men. We're down to 122. 54 of those have been cleared for release by the U.S. government. So we're down to 68 savages. Less than 10% of the original number, mostly men who wouldn't qualify as ill-mannered, let alone "savage."

Cotton, who is about as conservative a cocksucker as you could create, thought he was making a mighty point at a hearing last week when he went nutso on a Department of Defense undersecretary. He pressed the dude, asking him how many people were at Gitmo when other terrorist attacks occurred before 2002, like in 1998 or 1993 or 1979 (only 2 of the ones he mentioned took place in the United States). The answer, of course, was "none" because the fuckin' place wasn't open yet. "Ah-ha!" Cotton practically announced, the thumping under his table getting louder at each question. "In my opinion the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is 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," he really did say.

You got that? Over 600 people were held for years, many tortured, and Tom Cotton can count how many fucks he gives on no fingers. Innocent people can rot because Tom Cotton is afraid they might become terrorists one day, despite the fact that only 1% of those released returned to the battlefield (whatever that might be in this "war"). Or 30%, if your sources come from dead Breitbart or live Twitchy. Frankly, we're lucky more haven't thought, "Yeah, I think I wanna blow shit up in that country that force-fed me through my asshole." Frankly, when it comes to those innocent people, Gitmo has made us terrorists. Frankly, fuck Tom Cotton in his smug, stupid face.

By the way, 9 men have died at Gitmo from suicide or natural causes. So, if we go by the Obama administration's numbers, more detainees have died than have returned to the battlefield. And that's why pride is a sin, motherfucker.

But, congratulations, GOPers (and enabling Democrats) in Congress. You've made it so that most of the nation just doesn't think about Gitmo. It's down the rabbit hole of history. You'll get your rotting corpses. Maybe we can prop one up in each of your offices.