I'm not sure if his base approves of Gitmo being kept open - possibly not? I think non-supporters of the President appreciate that he changed his position after gaining access to all of the information (what ever that might be?).
On the second point - a cost of $744,000 - it seems a bit much to replace "the small patch of dirt where they played soccer"
- doesn't it? I don't think we invested more than $20,000 to prep and equip our community soccer fields.