Dear God! Does Jeff Sessions believe this crap or is he just pandering to the Rush worshipers on the right? Regarding continued detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay:
“They wouldn't be treated any better in the United States, and they wouldn't have the tropical breezes blowing through,” Sessions said.
The International Red Cross has conducted interviews with roughly 2,000 prisoners who have come through the Guantanamo Bay site, issuing reports that have raised frequent questions about the medical conditions of the detainees and their access to lawyers.
Built to accommodate around 178 detainees, the compound known as Camp 6 is surrounded by high concrete walls with no windows visible on the façade. Inside, detainees are confined for a minimum of 22 hours a day in individual steel cells with no windows to the outside. The only view from each cell is through strips of glass only a few inches wide in and adjacent to the cell door which looks onto an interior corridor patrolled by military police. There are no opening windows and detainees are completely cut-off from human contact while inside their cells.
Contrary to international standards, the cells have no access to natural light or air, and are lit by fluorescent lighting which is on 24 hours a day and controlled by guards. The lighting is reportedly dimmed at night, although it is unclear by how much. The only source of air in the cells is from air-conditioning controlled by guards. Lawyers who visited detainees in January 2007 reported that they consistently complained of being too cold in the steel cells, with the air-conditioning turned up too high.9 One lawyer has described how in the visiting room her client was huddled on the floor, trying to warm himself with his arms and was too cold to sit on the chair. …
The detainees in this facility aren't enjoying the tropical breezes, the nice sunshine or any other part of their lives. The Club Gitmo myth is an entertaining lie fabricated to amuse Rush's tough guy listeners – you know, the ones who neglected to serve in the military and thus have no interest in the humane treatment of prisoners. It's shocking that a United States Senator would buy into one of Rush's BS talking points.