GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA – The Pentagon is considering a $150 million makeover at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The reason behind the renovations? It could be because the alleged terrorists are on hunger strike due to the living conditions there.
The count is up to around 24 hungry detainees, which is ten more from last week. Officials say eight detainees require feeding tubes, though General John Kelly (Commander, U.S. Southern Command) keeps the numbers vague.
“We provide kind of bulk food, if you will, and they, often it’s semi-prepared, sometimes not prepared. They prepare it themselves to their own taste and what not. So, it’s kind of hard for us to say detainee number one, two, whatever is not eating nine meals in a row,” said Kelly.
But didn’t President Obama promise to close down Gitmo? Looks like we shouldn’t hold our breath. The multi-million dollar renovations would include a new dining hall, hospital, barracks for the guards, a complex for legal meetings and a communication network.
So let’s get this straight: we can’t have White House tours because of the sequester cutbacks but Gitmo gets renovations? Come on!