President Obama delivered his plan to close down Guantanamo Bay in a press conference today, which is a campaign promise he made years ago when he first took office, and it’s going to be both costly and dangerous to the safety of the United States.
In fact, his plan includes transferring detainees to U.S. soil, because, you know, what could go wrong there, right?
From Fox News:
The Pentagon has recently tried to convince lawmakers to close the detention center with a draft plan to move nearly 60 detainees to a facility on the U.S. mainland that would cost as much as $475 million to build but could save roughly $180 million in annual operating costs.
The U.S. officials say the plan to be announced Tuesday considers 13 U.S. locations — seven prison facilities in Colorado, South Carolina and Kansas already proposed and six other locations on military bases.
They also say the plan doesn’t recommend a preferred site and that cost estimates are just a starting point for negotiations with Congress.
It’s unclear whether the plan addresses what to do with any top-members of the Islamic State terror groups if they have been captured on the battlefield.
According to the officials, the U.S. facilities would cost $265 million to $305 million to operate each year. The annual operating cost for Guantanamo is $445 million, but the officials said the Cuba detention center will need about $225 million in repairs and construction costs for continued use.
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