Our national, annual spend on one of the most loathed American-owned/operated sites is beyond the pale. Put aside the inhumanity for a second and brush aside the self-proclaimed, non-constitutional “right” for the US to detain prisoners without trial for an unlimited amount of time; put all that aside and you still have the sheer cost and waste of the program from an economic standpoint.
The Raw numbers:
$800,000: Annual cost to tax-payers of maintaining one prisoner in Guantanamo Bay.
166: The number of prisoners currently in Gitmo.
86: The number of prisoners currently in Gitmo who have been cleared for release but not actually released.
46: Detainees scheduled for indefinite detention without charge or trial.
15: The age of arrest of the youngest Gitmo detainee ever, Omar Khadr, who was “tortured and refused medical attention” because he would not confess.
15: The number of prisoners under the age of 18 who have been kept at Gitmo.
9: The number of inmate deaths at Guantanamo Bay.
6: The number of those deaths suspected to be suicides.
2009: The year Obama was supposed to close Gitmo.
2013: The year he closed the office dedicated to closing Gitmo.