Music Used To Torture Gitmo Prisoners Has Artists Hopping Mad - Page 4
Barack Obama pledged to close the Guantanamo detention camp by January, but Republican opposition in Congress has made fulfilling that promise look less likely.
So one of the reasons that Gitmo remains open is due to Republican opposition?
Although I am certianly not surprised by this.... WHY ARE THEY OPPOSED?
What reasons could the Republicans have to want to keep Gitmo going?
The NY Times stated that the estimated annual cost to operate Guantánamo Bay is anywhere from $90 million to $118 million. There are 226 detainees left at Gitmo. That is a cost of $400.000 to $520.000 per detainee. To incarcerate a prisoner in a supermax prison would be $75,000 in the US. Is anyone paying attention to this simple math? Get the facts
At a time when the US is in such an economic mess due to the carnage that was left behind by the lovely Bush administration, perhaps the millions of dollars spent on keeping Gitmo open can be used elsewhere? Ya think?
Now before our comment section turns into a shouting match between Republicans and Democrats.....
and people telling me to get my facts straight, (I only report what is out there) remember that this article is about how horrible it was to use an artist's music to torture people AND the fact that their music was used without their consent. Not to mention what it costs to keep Gitmo going.
So if you have a comment about Close Gitmo Now or the musicians who started the petition, then that is fine. But if you want to argue about what Obama has done or not done to clean up Bush's mess that he left behind, or the BS spin and scare tactics that the Republicans are using when it comes to the health care plan, (you know who you are, you silly teabaggers) OR if you are a Michael Bolton fan, then please go argue elsewhere. *SNICKER*
Can't We All Just Get Along?