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J.D. Gordon talks about GITMO costs

Protect America Today Executive Director, and former Pentagon Spokesman, J.D. Gordon, discusses GITMO costs.

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The reasons why Guantanamo is so expensive

In listening to President Obama and most Democrats in Congress, one might think that holding detainees at Guantanamo Bay is what’s bankrupting America.

Last month, the president told Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union that “it is wildly expensive. We’re spending millions for each individual there.”

Democratic Sen. Joe Machin III of West Virginia went further after visiting Gitmo in December: “We’re up to $3.3 million per detainee. The average annual cost per prisoner in a maximum security prison in the United States is $78,000.”

So let’s ask the simple question: Why is Gitmo so expensive?… (more…)