MSNBC’s Harris-Perry Likens Gitmo Detainees to American Slaves

Also compares Guantanamo to America’s bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Likens Guantanamo Detainees to American Slaves (Daily Caller)

During her Saturday program, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry defended President Obama’s recent speech on terrorism and compared the experience of American prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to that of slaves.

“The far more intense argument is, I think, and certainly what the president was trying to address, in that he was indicating to us there’s a thing that make us Americans that persists throughout the world,” Harris-Perry said. “Sometimes we do the wrong things. Sometimes we make the choice that we did in Hiroshima or in Nagasaki. But then we have to make a choice as a country to say that use of force was incorrect. We were making the wrong choices when we interned people, and so now we are now going to pull back. And this is the moment where we have to reaffirm our American-ness.”

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