At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches — at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers.
The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters at the facility covering the arraignment in a military court of Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident and the the only legal U.S. resident on trial at Guantanamo.
The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring. The detainees will now have three recreation facilities at Camp 6, which is home to “highly compliant” detainees who live in a communal setting.
More from Bill Gertz, via Human Events:
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.
The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 2017.
Just like the Democrats cut $500 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare, they're now proposing to go after the health benefits of those who risk their lives to protect this nation, while protecting liberal union members. Balancing the budget on the backs of our military, because the Regime damn sure isn't going to cut the benefits from some deadbeat who sits on his fat behind in Mom's basement, drinking beer and watching sports or reality TV. That's the Obama and Democrat constituency, deadbeats. Keep them dependent and they'll keep you in power.
How many traitors in Congress are willing to vote for this? The same ones who have their gold plated health care packages and golden parachute pensions.
If you ask me, we should be giving our military and veterans the healh benefits the members of Congress enjoy, because they're the ones who give up so much for all of us. If you forced Congress to live under Obamacare, that thing would be repealed unanimously.