How much money would it cost to provide security for the trial of Gitmo detainees in NY?
New York City projects it will cost more than $400 million to provide security if the pre-trial preparation and trial of the suspects in the Sept. 11 terror attacks takes two years, which insiders say is virtually certain, according to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.And this is just one more reason why America cannot afford to have this taking place on its shores - it is costing the country tons of money needed for much better things.
The cost of the upcoming terror trials in this New York City courthouse for Guantanamo Bay detainees charged as 9/11 co-conspirators, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will likely be more than $400 million and could go as high as $600 million.
It will cost another $206 million annually if the trial runs beyond two years, which some fear is possible, the mayor’s office estimates.
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