Obama: Close Gitmo. That Place Is Pricey.
Barack Obama wants to feed and clothe all the terrorists and let them live in the United States for as long as they want. Had enough Hope and Change, yet?
"The costs of holding folks in Guantanamo is massively higher than it is in holding them in a Supermax, maximum security prison here in the United States,'' Obama said at a White House news conference on Friday, one day before the Sept. 11 anniversary.
The Pentagon reports the annual cost of running the prison camps, staffed by a variety of U.S. military troops, at $116 million. With a current population of 176 war-on-terror detainees, that's more than $650,000 each.