While President Trump is still trying to sort out exactly how to word his executive order, but the plan is clearly to expand the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and start throwing more detainees into the facility. The Pentagon’s planning ahead on picking up spending at the site.
The Pentagon envisions some $500 million in new spending, with roughly half set aside for a five-bed hospital, leading to criticism that the plan costs $50 million per bed. Pentagon officials, however, warn that the old hospital is in serious risk of flat out collapsing.
On top of that, the Pentagon wants to spend $124 million to build a new barracks for prison troops, and another $100 million on a “migrant tent city,” which would come with housing for another 5,000 US ground troops.
The Gitmo facilities were described as falling apart years ago, though President Obama’s pretense of eventually closing the detention center outright had them holding off on upgrades. With Trump eager to fill the location back up, they are facing significant construction costs.
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That thing is an embarrassment.
Cuba should throw the U.S. off their island. Unwelcome occupier !!
Bully imperialist scum !!!!!
Another example of how every bad military policy is actually a “success” as an excuse for large, ongoing spending, most of which ends up in the pockets of private industry and individuals, which hire DOD leaders at large salaries + high compensation packages.
This reminds me of the ‘final humiliation’ scene in a few movies I’ve seen in the past in which the assassin compels his target to literally dig his own grave. You’ve got to hand it to them though; Tragedy Becomes Farce works every time. The electorate was given the ‘choice’ (back to YOU, beloved George Carlin “so we have a choice of 31 flavors at the ice cream store but when it comes to our leaders, they can only come up with . . . TWO” between an eccentric used car salesman with a narcissistic personality disorder with a nearly unquenchable thirst for attention, even if it means polishing apples for his higher ups (Israel). REDEEMING QUALITY: he insults people of whom are in desperate need to be insulted, and another (everybody and their cousin hates that bitch) narcissist of whom; hated everybody…. BEFORE IT WAS COOL https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e30416b3ecfd7d1af82b353a9ba571a37b9037b8055e42a9215eb6c705b8f50.jpg
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