Prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba “thought it was the end of the world” the night of the presidential election and asked their guards for tranquilizers and sleeping pills, CBS correspondent Margaret Brennan reported Thursday.
David Remes, the lawyer of one of the prisoners at Guantanamo, recounted to Brennan what his client told him about election night.
“He said that many detainees thought that it was the end of the world and felt terrible and that many detainees asked for tranquilizers, sleeping pills because they were so distraught,” Remes said.
Remes said he is afraid that once Donald Trump officially becomes president, the doors will “slam shut” and remaining detainees will not be able to be released.
Darn right. They are in fact lucky they weren't shot summarily on the battlefield, as being enemy soldiers out of uniform, as allowed by international law. Instead, they get free food, healthcare and housing, courtesy of the American taxpayer, for however long we feel like hosting their stinking selves.
Don't even ask what I think we should do with them.