By Thomas Wilner and Andy Worthington, Chicago Tribune (TNS)
We are confronted every week by stories of the most barbaric crimes committed by Muslim terrorists. We want to do everything we can to protect ourselves and catch and punish these evil people.
In these circumstances, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton’s recent statement that every last prisoner detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should “rot in hell” seems to make perfect sense — if, as he says, every last prisoner in Guantanamo is in fact a “hardened terrorist.”
But that assumption, by any measure, is both false and dishonest.
It is certainly what we were told in early 2002 when the U.S.…