The order from the judge, Col. James L. Pohl of the Army, followed a mysterious interruption on Monday of a feed from the military tribunal courtoom in Guantánamo Bay.
Hmmm...heard under Obama reporters are no longer allowed inside Gitmo...I wonder if it is because he has been spending thousands of dollars upgrading it with a soccer field and other resort amenities??
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 Guantanamo Bay Gazette, the paper of the naval base, estimates the cost of the track to be $400,000.
As of 2010, the go kart track was supposedly basically unused, as were a majority of the other improvements that were made to the base.
After the attacks of 9/11, money started pouring into Guantanamo from the government. $249,000 was spent on a volleyball court, $3.5 million on a bunch of playgrounds, $683,000 to renovate a Starbucks, and $296,000 to build a go kart track.
Guantanamo Bay - home to a controversial detention camp of the same name where the U.S. holds prisoners in notoriously difficultconditions. The prison is not somewhere one would ordinarily choose to stay, but a group of lawyers have requested to do exactly that. Lawyers defending those accused of plotting the September 11 attacks in the U.S. in 2001 are seeking permission to spend 48 hours in the top secret facility, with follow up visits every 6 months.