Obama May Spend $150 Mil to Make Gitmo More Comfy for Muslim Terrorists

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Apparently Harry Potter DVDs and Halal meals aren’t enough. Club Gitmo is stepping up its game hoping for five-star status in the Dubai Time Out guidebook.

The Pentagon is considering plans for a $150 million overhaul of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The proposed spending spree comes amid mounting signs of unrest among Guantanamo detainees that lawyers say is threatening their  lives.

U.S. military officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of hunger strikers at Guantanamo has more than tripled in the last two weeks — from 7 to 25 — and that eight of them are being force fed through tubes. Defense lawyers said in a letter to Congress this week they have gotten reports that “over two dozen men have lost consciousness.”

Some might say that’s a budget death penalty. Not that any of them are actually going to starve to death. They just know the odds of being released, just like their comrades, increases if they put on a show for Obama Inc.

“They had great optimism that Guantanamo would be closed,” said Gen. John Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, when asked about the hunger strikes during testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. “They were devastated, apparently… when the president backed off — at least their perception — of closing the facility.

The poor dears. I’m sure spending 150 mil to upgrade the facilities will get their faces right back in the hummus party platter again.

Kelly has signed off on construction projects that include:

- a $9.9 million “legal meeting complex” where lawyers can meet their detainee clients;

Really? Can’t they just meet in a big room with a lot of guards? Do we need a special 10 million dollar complex?

- a new $11.2 million hospital and medical units for the detainees;

So much for Cuban medicine.

- a $10.8 million “communications network facility” to store data, including computer records and tapes of interrogations, which has been required by a federal court order.

Thanks Federal court order.

 

  • tarasbalderdash

    The American military will only take so much mistreatment…and no more. The continuing efforts of this administration to coddle terrorists, distribute and advertise food stamps (especially to immigrants), fund programs in other countries and for illegal aliens in our country while cutting benefits to war vets is going to cross a line. When it does, there will be hell to pay.

    Put the damned terrorists in a hole. No books. No videos. Nothing. If they don't want to eat, good. As long as they have provided the information needed they are no longer needed.

    • Softly Bob

      I agree with you tarasbalderdash, but as you say, I fear that only a pissed-off military will knock sense into these idiots. You can't teach an old Leftist new tricks!

      • Ar'nun

        They have been actively pushing out all the vets that would dare to stand up to them. Keeping only the docile ones.

  • BS77

    Khalid Sheik M has been in custody over ten years now……he eats ice cream while 3000 people lie in their graves from 9/11…….Gitmo is a sick joke…and an insult to the victims of terror.

  • gee59

    Who cares if terrorists starve themselves? I think that it would be a great idea and if they kill themselves I will go have another glass of wine

  • pagegl

    So, Obama is willing to spend money to make the lives of imprisoned terrorists more comfy, but can't spare a few bucks so school kid can see the White House. He's a tool.

  • Ar'nun

    Why bother force feeding people who won't eat? Then they can use the money saved on food to do their renovations.

    Yeah yeah I know, they will claim we are bad guys for letting them starve to death. But they will label us as bad guys either way.

  • p b

    Gee, I sumit a comment and they delete it and tell me I'm commenting to fast and I should slow down, what kind of bull is that?

  • TetVet1968

    As an old vet I can tell you that all the sleeper officers that Clinton and Carter put in the military are now 0-6 and above and now in charge. They are going to destroy the continuity in the military. The same way Hussein Obama has fired every stand up officer. The way this administration is handling terrorists is a disgrace to the men and women that have scarified life and limb fighting them.

  • http://twitter.com/ignatzz @ignatzz

    Are you now trying to convince people that GITMO is paradise?

    What in the hell is WRONG with you right-wingers?

    • Sgt. Malone

      Yo ignatzz…how 'bout that 700K soccer field constructed for these bastards? Or the salad bars offered for their "alternative dining pleasure", gameboys, play stations, color TV's, law libraries and the freekin' list grows. HELL yeah, compared to the stinking caves they were pulled from, you damn right their in paradise!!! What the hell is wrong with you sorry ass kissing libs? Moron!!!!!!!!

      • BS77

        Indeed…the vermin get better treatment than a guy behind bars for shoplifting…and these are dangerous terrorists, bombers, killers…..everything is backwards and upside down.. This is "justice"????? FDNY your sacrifices will never be forgotten.

  • J Horowitz

    The money, as reported by a REAL news agency – Associated Press – is to repair building that are crumbling. Using the word 'Muslim' in the title helps bigots who spew hate draw in the Faux News watching types in, yeah?