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Gitmo was closed by Obama by executive order days after he was swore in but today it got a new $750,000 soccer field :shock:

If the Pentagon was looking for projects to cut should this not have been the first on the list?

Guantanamo detainees get new $750G soccer field

By Catherine Herridge

Published February 28, 2012 | FoxNews.com

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.

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.

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/guantanamo-bay/2012/02/28/gitmo-detainees-get-new-750k-soccer-field#ixzz1nhyNpZ00

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