Subject: "NEWS FROM GUANTANAMO BAY ---- The Straight Scoop"
I've just returned from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Naval Air
Station, where we
did three shows for the troops and toured several locations around the
post, visiting with some of the finest military personnel on planet
The kids seemed to really enjoy the shows and
especially liked "This Ain't
No Rag, It's A Flag" and "In America." We had a great
time with them. We
saw Camp X-Ray, where the Taliban detainees are being held, only from a
distance, but I picked up a lot of what's going on there from talking
with A lot of different people.
The truth of the matter is that this operation is
under a microscope. The
Red Cross has an on-site presence there and watches everything that goes
on very closely. The media is not telling you the whole truth about
going on over there. The truth is that these scum bags are not only
treated humanely, but they are probably better off, healthwise and
medically, than they've ever been in their lives. They are fed well,
to take showers and receive state of the art medical care, and have
own Moslem chaplain. I saw several of them in a field hospital ward
they were being treated in a state of the art medical facility.
Now let's talk about the way they treat our people.
First of all, they
have to be watched constantly. These people are committed and wanton
murderers, who are willing to die just to kill someone else. One of the
doctors told me that when they had Taliban in the hospital, the staff
to really be careful with needles, pens and anything else which could
possibly be used as a weapon. They also throw their excrement and urine
the troops who are guarding them. And our guys and gals have shown great
restraint, in not retaliating.
We are spending over a million dollars a day,
maintaining and guarding
these nasty killers, and anyone who wants to see them brought to the
U.S.A. for trial is either out of their heads or a lawyer looking for
money and notoriety. Or both. I wish that the media, and the Red Cross,
and all the rest of the people who are so worried about these criminals
would realize that this is not a troop of errant Boy Scouts. These are
killers of the worst kind. They don't need protection from us, we need
protection from them.
If you don't get anything else out of this soapbox,
please try to realize
that when you see news coverage much of the time you're not getting the
whole story, but an account filtered through a liberal mindset with an
agenda. We have two fights on our hands, the war against terror and the
one against the loudmouthed lawyers and left-wing media who would sap
strength from the American public, by making us believe that we're
the war or doing something wrong in fighting it.
Remember, these are the same people who told us that
Republican guard was going to be an all but invincible enemy, and that
smart bombs and other weapons were not really as good as the military
that they were. They also took up for Bill Clinton, while he was
around the Oval office with Monica Lewinsky, while the terrorists were
gaining strength and bombing our Embassies and dragging the bodies of
American heroes around the dusty streets of Somalia.
It's a shame that we can't have an unbiased media who
would just report
the truth, and let us make up our own minds. Here I must commend Fox
for presenting both sides much better than the other networks. They are
leaving the other cable networks in the dust. People like being told the
Our military not only needs but deserves our support.
Let's give it to
them. The next time you read a media account about the bad treatment of
the Taliban in Cuba, remember what I told you. Been there done that.
Footnote: I got an e-mail from a rather irate first
cousin of mine the
other day who has a daughter who's a lawyer, and she seemed to think
I was painting all lawyers with the same brush. Please understand that
not doing that at all. That would be like saying that all musicians were
drug addicts. There are a lot of good and honest attorneys out there. I
happen to have one of them, but it seems that they never get any
It's always the radicals who get their opinions heard; who fight the
of the military tribunals and site the Constitution and the integrity of
America, as their source of justifying their opinions. Well, first of
the Constitution says, "We the people of the United States;"
mention any other country. And secondly, as far as integrity is
I don't think some of these folks would know integrity, if it bit them
What do you think?
God Bless America Charlie Daniels Copyright 2002