Whistleblower EXPOSES Guantánamo Bay

Guantánamo Bay has cost the United States BILLIONS. Ana Kasparian, Emma Vigeland, and Ramesh Srinivasan, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/11/759523615/guant-namo-court-and-prison-hav...

"The U.S. military court and prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have cost more than $6 billion to operate since opening nearly 18 years ago and still churn through more than $380 million a year despite housing only 40 prisoners today.

Included in that amount are taxpayer-funded charter planes often flying just a few passengers to and from the island; hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of government electronic devices intentionally destroyed each year due to spills of classified information; some Pentagon-funded defense attorneys billing about half-a-million dollars a year; and total legal costs of nearly $60 million annually even though Guantánamo has had only one finalized conviction.

Criticism of that spending comes even from inside Guantánamo. A former top attorney there has filed a federal whistleblower complaint alleging "gross financial waste" and "gross mismanagement," NPR has learned."

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