President Obama is planning to okay $150 million in renovations to GITMO over the next year or so. At the same time we are furloughing 800,000 defense workers, gutting our military, and ending tuition assistance for our active duty military who signed up with the expectation of receiving an education.
GITMO needs an overhaul, some buildings are crumbling according to news reports, but do the prisoners need a new soccer field? They will get a new $11.2 million hospital and medical units for the detainees, a $9.9 million “legal meeting complex” where lawyers can meet their detainee clients, and other additions to make the prisoners more comfortable.
The inmates are growing more restless and are staging hunger strikes. Some allegedly had to be forced-fed.
The prisoners’ hopes were crushed when President Obama didn’t close GITMO, according to defense attorneys. They hoped to be transferred to US prisons where they would undoubtedly radicalize other prisoners.