VIDEO – Secretary of Defense Oblivious to $750,000 Soccer Field at Guantanamo Bay

February 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm (Department of Defense, Gitmo, Guantanamo Bay, Kansas, Leon Panetta, Republican, Secretary of Defense, Soccer Field, Terrorists, Tim Huelskamp)

As was reported earlier, inmates at Guantanamo Bay have been blessed with the construction of a brand new, nearly $1 million soccer field.  A communications director for Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) has posted a video of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta being questioned about the expenditure.  Panetta apparently had no idea about the soccer field.

Huelskamp – I had a constituent contact me today about a news item.  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?  Or is that…

Panetta – I’m sorry what was that?

Huelskamp – A $750,000 soccer field at Gitmo that was just announced by the Department of Defense.  Is that something you were aware of?

Panetta – No I wasn’t.

Watch below…

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