Pentagon Wants To Spend $100 Million For Second Courthouse At Guantanamo
The U.S. government already has a courthouse at Guantanamo Bay, but the Pentagon plans to spend $100 million of your tax dollars to build a huge new facility just down the hill.
In addition to having a courtroom for the trials of the likes of Khalid Sheik Mohammad, the courthouse would sleep up to 1,200 people, have a dining facility for 800, and a garage for 100 vehicles.
Tom Finnigan of Citizens Against Government Waste told CBS News that his radar antennae went up when the Pentagon recently tried to push the plans through Congress on an emergency basis without any votes.
"They tried to rush the funding through the process. That alone raises a red flag this could be a boondoggle in the works," Finnigan said.
That move, and the price tag, raised enough eyebrows tthat the Pentagon will have to put the project through a more formal route next month, including a Congressional vote.