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    Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    While the U.S. government is getting rid of fast food options for soldiers in Afghanistan, meanwhile they spent quite a bit of cash to make sure troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could pick up a Double Down or a Chalupa without having to have a care package sent from home.

    According to a report in the Washington Post, among the $500 million spent on upgrades to Gitmo since 9/11 was $773,000 spent to renovate a building for the purpose of opening a combination KFC/Taco Bell on the base.

    Additionally, $683,000 was spent sprucing up a cafe where troops could buy ice cream and Starbucks coffee.

    Both of these are more than double the cost for either the unused go-kart track ($296K) or the abandoned volleyball court ($249K), but nowhere near as much as the $3.5 million that was spent on the 27 barely used playgrounds... for all 398 base residents under the age of 18.

    Explained the base's chief:

    Because GTMO is an isolated and remote duty location with no access to an off-base community, all services must be provided on station... The installation benefits from expenditure of funds through retention and readiness improvements, as well as long-term facility sustainment, restoration and modernization.

    Is this spending justified so that the troops can have the amenities they deserve? Or is this an example of lack of oversight in government spending?

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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    I've been to Gitmo for oppe training in the Navy. There is Jack and shit for those guys to do there, they can't leave base either so give them as much as they'll take.



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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    Ummm, what ever happened to closing G-Bay?


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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by ASignorelli
    Ummm, what ever happened to closing G-Bay?
    HAHA good point
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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    I have no problem with this....except I assumed the same thing :roll: ?




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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    I've got no problem with this. Also, the Obamites are figuring out that closing Gitmo is going to be harder than they initially assumed.

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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackarrowPSN
    I've got no problem with this. Also, the Obamites are figuring out that closing Gitmo is going to be harder than they initially assumed.
    Gitmo is open, Patriot Act extended, east coast offshore drilling approved and in the midst of this crisis, shallow water drilling in the gulf approved with no media coverage. :?

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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLordourGod
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackarrowPSN
    I've got no problem with this. Also, the Obamites are figuring out that closing Gitmo is going to be harder than they initially assumed.
    Gitmo is open, Patriot Act extended, east coast offshore drilling approved and in the midst of this crisis, shallow water drilling in the gulf approved with no media coverage. :?
    I can understand why;

    The southern Louisiana economy is based on two things:
    1. Commercial Fishing
    2. Off-Shore Drilling

    With one devastated for who knows how long, all the people down there have to rely on is the flow of crude. This is why it is imperative that the drilling does not stop off the coast of Louisiana. And we proceed with a since of caution and oversight.
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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by saviger
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLordourGod
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackarrowPSN
    I've got no problem with this. Also, the Obamites are figuring out that closing Gitmo is going to be harder than they initially assumed.
    Gitmo is open, Patriot Act extended, east coast offshore drilling approved and in the midst of this crisis, shallow water drilling in the gulf approved with no media coverage. :?
    I can understand why;

    The southern Louisiana economy is based on two things:
    1. Commercial Fishing
    2. Off-Shore Drilling

    With one devastated for who knows how long, all the people down there have to rely on is the flow of crude. This is why it is imperative that the drilling does not stop off the coast of Louisiana. And we proceed with a since of caution and oversight.
    if the people of louisiana had a little caution and oversight they wouldn't be building homes 11ft below sea level



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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    That was my first duty station, LOL . I was stationed there with VC-10, I still have the squadron patch!!! Let me tell you that when that base was in operational status, we were busy!!! There were tons of people (for a small place, LOL), but we were limited on the things we could do. I remember going to Little Jamaica to party with the Jamaican contractors, or hidden beach for an all weekend bender... good times. That's were I got PADI certified advanced and wreck diver, and also where I saw my first Bull Shark. I had a blast there.


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    Re: Pentagon spends $773K on Gitmo KFC/Taco Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by saviger
    Quote Originally Posted by TheLordourGod
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackarrowPSN
    I've got no problem with this. Also, the Obamites are figuring out that closing Gitmo is going to be harder than they initially assumed.
    Gitmo is open, Patriot Act extended, east coast offshore drilling approved and in the midst of this crisis, shallow water drilling in the gulf approved with no media coverage. :?
    I can understand why;

    The southern Louisiana economy is based on two things:
    1. Commercial Fishing
    2. Off-Shore Drilling

    With one devastated for who knows how long, all the people down there have to rely on is the flow of crude. This is why it is imperative that the drilling does not stop off the coast of Louisiana. And we proceed with a since of caution and oversight.

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