Detainees Can Look Forward to Better Accommodation
Sunday, January 02, 2005
Reports are saying that the Defense Department and the CIA are asking the Bush Administration for funding to build a modern prison for detainees held in Guantanamo. These detainees are deemed dangerous to the security of the United States, but prosecutors lack the evidence to give them a trial.
The Defense Department is currently holding 500 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay.
The Defense Department is currently holding 500 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Of these, they estimate 200 will never be released. While to some this may seems shocking, Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman, was quoted as saying, "This has been evolutionary, but we are at a point in time where we have to say, 'How do you deal with them in the long-term?'" The Australian branch of ABC News estimated the request at Thirty Two Million in Australian Dollars. Why the Defense Department is asking for Australian Dollars is unknown.
ABC News estimated the request at Thirty Two Million in Australian Dollars.
The new prison would be exclusively for prisoners who had been thoroughly questioned and held no more information deemed necessary for security. It would be modeled after modern US prisons which are designed to give prisoners areas to socialize, sell drugs and commit homosexual acts. The new prison would be called “Camp 6”, after a style of British humor.
But not everyone is happy. Radical leftists such as Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) are opposing the plan. "It's a bad idea. So we ought to get over it and we ought to have a very careful, constitutional look at this," said Senator Lugar during an appearance on Fox News.