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Not even close: Pentagon requests $49 Million to build new GITMO prison

Not even close: Pentagon requests $49 Million to build new GITMO prison

Published time: March 22, 2013 16:18
Edited time: March 23, 2013 12:32

The US Southern Command (Southcom) has requested $49 million to build a new prison building at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba “for special detainees” as well as carry out other “necessary” renovations, US media reveal.

The proposed facility is an apparent replacement for Camp 7, which was constructed to hold 14 “high-value” detainees – including the self-described 9/11 attack architect Khalid Shaikh Mohammed – who had been in CIA custody, but were handed over to the military in 2006.

Read more: http://rt.com/usa/guantanamo-new-prison-request-673/

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A new torture chamber?

Which would cost less: Building the new facility and renovating the existing for $49 million and perpetuating it all with no end in sight, or pulling the plug on Gitmo altogether?

...not that cost is even the real problem here.