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Defense Sec. Panetta unaware of $750,000 Gitmo soccer field
The Daily Caller ^ | 2/29/12 | Caroline May

Posted on 02/29/2012 5:28:26 PM PST by Nachum

In the wake of the revelation that the Department of Defense has spend $750,000 on a soccer field for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp pressed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on his knowledge of the expenditure at a Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Panetta denied knowledge of the project.

“Did you know that apparently federal taxpayers are paying for a $750,000 soccer field at Gitmo? Is that something that the Department of Defense knew about?” Huelskamp asked Panetta.

“I’m sorry, what was that?” Panetta replied.

“A $750,000 soccer field at Gitmo that was just announced by the Department of Defense — is that something you were aware of?” Huelskamp reiterated.

“No, I wasn’t,” the defense secretary said.

On Tuesday, Fox News first reported that the military was just wrapping up construction on a $750,000 soccer field for detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: field; gitmo; panetta; soccer
Vid at link
1 posted on 02/29/2012 5:28:34 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I’ll bet that if we knew the half of what goes on down there, we’d be looking for a lot of tall branches and plenty of short ropes.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 5:31:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Nachum

I feel so safe with this numb nuts at the helm.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 5:31:34 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


4 posted on 02/29/2012 5:32:34 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: DoughtyOne

Tar and feathers would also work well.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 5:33:41 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Nachum

When will they learn— 0bama and his crew do what THEY want. Idiot!


6 posted on 02/29/2012 5:36:48 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: unixfox

Here in California, we’ve studied the art of taring, and after doing so at the La Brea Tar Pits, we’ve come to the conclusion you don’t need feathers.

Fiscal Conservatives don’t Tar and Feather. We just tar. LOL


7 posted on 02/29/2012 5:40:20 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Nachum

Not to give Panetta a pass, but if was just recently completed....it probably was approved before he took over as Sec of Defense

He probably still would have approved it since his job is basically to implement Obama tear down of our readiness and military power


8 posted on 02/29/2012 5:41:54 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Nachum

He denies knowing about this, but if the guards made the detainees wear panties on their head he would have known about that for sure.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 5:48:15 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: DoughtyOne

You are right! They kill our people and we build them a soccer field, how nice.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 5:49:39 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Nachum

After the dumb reporter asked Panetta did he know about the soccer field, why didn’t the reporter follow up with ‘Mr. Panetta, can you tell us who DID know?”


11 posted on 02/29/2012 5:50:16 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: unixfox

Panetta...ever notice how Leon is always on the verge of crying...what a constipated nitwit!!!


12 posted on 02/29/2012 5:50:26 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: tennmountainman

And when did they know?


13 posted on 02/29/2012 5:51:40 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Nachum

This wasn’t in the airline magazine so Frequent-Flyer-Leon couldn’t know about it.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 5:53:26 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Popman
The project began in April 2011 and is due to finish this spring. He took office in July 1, 2011
15 posted on 02/29/2012 5:57:05 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Tammy8

Yes...

Thanks Tammy8.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 5:58:44 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: ColdOne

I’m not letting him off the hook, he should know what is going on at Gitmo for sure.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 6:06:10 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Nachum
BULL SHIT!

Within minutes of the Newsweek LIES about flushing Koran's down that toilet, the entire world knew and everyone who could speak was making an apology. For Panetta to say he doesn't know what is going on in the recreation world of pampered muslim prisoners is preposterous. What Obama and Holder do know is that this will allow them to mingle, pass information and scheme against the infidels.
18 posted on 02/29/2012 6:06:52 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Nachum

Cut his budget 10%. That’d get him paying attention to crap like this.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 6:09:13 PM PST by DManA
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To: Nachum

$750,000 for a soccer field?

i’ve got an acre behind my house... mow it and you can use it for free

what costs $750,000?


20 posted on 02/29/2012 6:10:59 PM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: Tammy8

Exactly. Whoever asked this question seemed more interested in getting Panetta off the hook, than actually getting the truth. Why would anyone not follow up with other questions?


21 posted on 02/29/2012 6:12:40 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Tammy8

Agreed!


22 posted on 02/29/2012 6:13:02 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Mr. K
what costs $750,000?

The electronic fence, moat, and all those crocs...

23 posted on 02/29/2012 6:15:21 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Mr. K

The fence looks pretty expensive, but to get it done the Marines would have to ask the CBs to come over and do it, and the CBs aren’t cheap ...


24 posted on 02/29/2012 6:16:11 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Nachum

Yep—using hussein and holders excuses and lies. “I didn’t know anything and it’s not my fault”.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 6:40:56 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: DManA

Actually it wouldn’t. He’s a democrat and wants to cut the defense budget much more. He and Obama don’t give a sh-t about our defense and see the Defense Dept only as a source of funds for their socialist programs


26 posted on 02/29/2012 6:46:50 PM PST by falcon99
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To: Tammy8

-——I’m not letting him off the hook, he should know what is going on at Gitmo for sure.-——

Does the CEO of your company know when something is bought for under 500 dollars ? Doubt it....Panetto runs a multiple billion dollar agency....I am not surprised he was unaware about a soccer field being built

There are LOTS of other issues Panetto should have his feet held over the fire for.....way more important things

It does piss me off these vermin get to use our hard earned tax dollars for relaxation , but I guess would could drop them off in the middle of the Alantic from 10,ooo ft to play with the sharks!!!


27 posted on 02/29/2012 7:19:32 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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