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The Daily Mail

At a time of record deficits, a new soccer field for detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay is just getting the finishing touches — at a cost of $750,000 to taxpayers.http://us.cdn3.123rf.com/168nwm/penog123/penog1231006/penog123100600028/7255885-area-verde-callout-con-pallone-da-calcio-over-white.jpg123rf

The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters at the facility covering the arraignment in a military court of Majid Khan, a former Baltimore resident and the the only legal U.S. resident on trial at Guantanamo.

The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring. The detainees will now have three recreation facilities at Camp 6, which is home to “highly compliant” detainees who live in a communal setting.

In addition to an indoor recreation field and the existing outdoor recreation field, the new soccer field — selected because it is such a popular sport with detainees — is half the size of an American football field.

The new field has been specially constructed so that the detainees “have maximum access” — about 20 hours a day. Special passageways allow the detainees to pass into the new recreation yard without being escorted by the military.

On the tour, a military police representative who asked not to be identified by name said allowing high levels of activity outdoors helped reduce behavioral problems at the camps, and it also limited the amount of interaction between detainees and the guards


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  1. Anonymous

    February 29th, 2012

    Imagine what a parent who lost a son or daughter since 9/11, in service to our country thinks of the current Commander in Chief.

    All agents of the Secret Service must be taking anti-depressants.

    We are one F__ed up country.

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  2. norman einstein

    February 29th, 2012

    “The project was the highlight of a tour Tuesday of the detention camp for reporters…”

    There’s a detention camp for reporters??
    Best news I’ve had all day!

    Seriously, what passes for ‘writing’ these days is a joke!

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  3. Tracy

    February 29th, 2012

    Cutting U.S. Veteran Benefits Frees Up Morale Boosting Money.

    NObama2012!

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  4. Anonymous

    February 29th, 2012

    So improvements like this is why obama is cutting back military health benefits.

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  5. conservative cowgirl

    February 29th, 2012

    “…allowing high levels of activity outdoors helped reduce behavioral problems”…

    I know of a sport to PERMANENTLY “reduce behavioral problems” of those America-hating muzzies, but it wouldn’t involve a soccer ball.

    Pull!

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  6. Nunya

    February 29th, 2012

    A new soccer field for islamic jihadists hell-bent on destroying us? Geez, I wonder what amenities are in store for us Honky patriots in Obama’s Re-Education Camps? /contest?

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  7. I Luv Bacon

    February 29th, 2012

    Next devious torture device….turf toe.

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  8. Saxindacity

    February 29th, 2012

    Maybe there should be explosives in some of the soccer balls.

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  9. John F.

    February 29th, 2012

    Why close Guantanimo when you can make it a special Muslim spa, health and outreach center? (Instead of a Sandals resort, perhaps call it “Turbans”.)

    Maybe that’s also where NASA can establish the base for the US-taxpayer-funded Islamic space and self-esteem program.

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  10. Buddy

    February 29th, 2012

    If the Republicans don’t make political hay out of this, then they’re not worth piss.

    Even the dumbasses with Obozo stickers on their bumpers would find it impossible to justify this one.

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  11. Nutjob

    February 29th, 2012

    What about a barn and pasture for their goats?
    Congical visits with their underaged wifes?
    CHickens to raise, eat and practice cutting the heads off of?
    Punching bags covered with burkas, so they can feel like they are at home beating their wifes?

    and what about education?
    Why aren’t we teaching them electronics, engineering or how to use and build remote controls or detonating devices?
    Maybe even have Holders legal firm who represented Gitmo detainees before he was the AG take on a couple as interns or paralegals.

    The ACLU and Holder should be up in arms about this unfair treatment of lowlife murdering scum.

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  12. norman einstein

    February 29th, 2012

    The real reason they need a soccer/exercise field is because the detainees are getting too fucking fat.
    They’ve never eaten so well in their filthy, god-forsaken lives!

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  13. Bob M.

    February 29th, 2012

    That damn soccer field better be FULL of sumbitchin’ LAND MINES!!! >:-(

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  14. Mark Zist

    February 29th, 2012

    Physical activity? What ever happened to breaking rocks?

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