President Obama has announced his intention to finally, definitely, this time for sure, close down America’s offshore concentration camp at sunny Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The current tenants (most of whom have never been indicted or convicted of anything, but were simply denounced by score-settling neighbors and traded to the US for $5,000 cash bounties) are eager to relocate.
The US needs to liquidate this sunny surplus property now, while the demand for Cuban real estate is high, and provide the returns to the U.S. Treasury, which has spent $6 billion on Gitmo since G.W. Bush established it in 2002. And who knows, maybe American resort developers will be the successful bidders. Is it too early to make reservations for the Trump Tropical Gitmo Palace?
“Republicans Still Love Gitmo,” Martin Longman, Political Animal
“Changing Guantanamo prison’s ZIP code isn’t a fix, critics argue,” Deb Reichmann, AP via PBS NewsHour
“Obama Signs Executive Order Relocating Congress to Guantánamo,” Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
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