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Guantanamo: Cuba’s Prison of Terror

By | source: Jan 13th, 2012

Obama has kept a few of his promises, but maybe not all of them. I remember his platform of hope and change preaching the closure of Guantanamo Bay (the American super prison on Cuban soil that is famous for water-boarding and indefinite detention). What happened to that?

Todays’ infographic may surprise you. Since September 2008, 7 separate military prosecutors have resigned or requested reassignment because of the unjust Guantanamo military commissions. I’d hate to say that the Bush/Obama administration is not considering closing the Cuban Prison, but I have a sneaking suspicion it will be around for decades more.

Although the Bay may have only taken twelve million dollars to run in 2011 doesn’t mean that the 12 million dollars couldn’t be used more responsively. Putting that money back into the tax-payers hand could help boost our sagging economic state. [Via]

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