As it turns out, there was a senate junket to Gitmo. However, Senators Kennedy and Durbin weren’t there, for some reason.
Two Democratic senators just back from reviewing U.S. detention facilities and interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said they saw no signs of abuse and said it would actually be worse to close the facility and transfer the detainees elsewhere.(Emphasis mine.)
"I strongly prefer the improved practices and conditions at Camp Delta to the outsourcing of interrogation to countries with a far less significant commitment to human rights," said Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, who toured the U.S. facility along with Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat.
The two Democrats were joined on the trip by two Republicans, Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky and Sen. Michael D. Crapo of Idaho.
Their characterization contrasts with critics, including Democratic Party leaders, who have called for the camp to be closed as a bruise on America's human rights record.
Again, a Democrat legislator talks about improvement. Improvement of what? Was there another report detailing specific areas of the prison that needed improvement?
In order for improvement to exist, there has to have been something wrong. Since torture is the subject, in essence, the Democrat legislators are saying that improvement exists because the torture has stopped.
Pretty slick, eh?
These Democrat legislators and the ones from the House who visited the camp are still trying to cover the backsides of their mouthier, lazier colleagues. Tall order.