Guantanamo Detainees Get New $750K Soccer Field


At a time when our nation faces record deficits and a lack of desire for a federal budget by the current administration, the detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are receiving a very expensive gift, courtesy of the U. S. taxpayers. Gitmo has just built a brand new soccer field at Camp 6 at a cost of $750,000.

The project began in April 2011 and is due to be finished this spring.

Apparently soccer is a very popular sport with the detainees there and so it seems the Obama administration is just fine with spending American taxpayers money to make sure everyone at Club Gitmo is happy.

Remember this is the detention camp for those who we have been told are ‘enemy combatants’. Yet these enemy combatants have access to the field about 20 hours a day.

Since the camps opened in 2002 only a half dozen cases have been prosecuted. Of those, four ended in plea agreements with minimal jail time.

Barack Obama said he wanted to close down Gitmo and yet it seems that the man is building it up, while at the same time wanting to offer sweetheart plea deals to the detainees.

For instance, Khan who is accused of leading attacks inside the U. S., including a plot to blow up gas stations is expected to cut a deal. This man was hand picked by September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and is also implicated in an assassination plot against former Pakistani President Pervez Musharaff and a car bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2003.

Furthermore, Osama bin Laden’s personal cook and driver are spending less time in prison than Americans who have been prosecuted in federal courts on lesser charges.

Does any of this seem right? It sounds ominously unjust.

One Omar Khadr, who killed an American soldier in Afghanistan is half way through an eight year sentence at Guantanamo. It is rumored that he may even finish out his sentence in Canada.

Well you judge. Is the U.S. government dealing justly with these men?

On top of all of this, is it fair to the American people to put these people up in such a place, take our tax money and use it to build a three quarters of a million dollar soccer field? Is it fitting for a man who murdered an American soldier to only be given eight years?

I think most people would agree with me that spending this money for the detainees “enjoyment” is outrageous. What is even worse is that Americans, under the NDAA can be targeted for assassination by the Obama administration on the basis of the administration saying you are a terrorist, while those implicated in terrorism and the deaths of soldiers, who gave their lives, are cut deals.

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