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Charlie Daniels, famed musician, writes regarding his Guantanamo Bay trip :

I've just returned from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Naval Air Station base 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 earth. 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 what's
going on over there. The truth is that these scum bags are not only being
treated humanely, but they are probably better off health wise and medically
than they've ever been in their lives. They are fed well, able to take
showers and receive state of the art medical care. And have their own Moslem

I saw several of them in a field hospital ward where 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 Talibans in the hospital the staff had 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 on the troops who are
guarding them. And our guys and gals have shown great restraint in not

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 mind set with an

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 the strength from
the American public by making us believe that we're losing the war or doing
something wrong in fighting it. Remember these are the same people who told
us that Saddam Hussein's Republican guard was going to be an all but
invincible enemy and that our smart bombs and other weapons were not really
as good as the military said that they were.

They also took up for Bill Clinton while he was cavorting around the Oval
office with Monica Lewinsky while the terrorists were gaining strength and
bombing our Embassies and dragging the bodies of dead 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 News 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 truth.

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 that I was
painting all lawyers with the same brush. Please understand that I'm 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 airtime. It's
always the radicals who get their opinions heard, who fight the idea of the
military tribunals and site The Constitution and the integrity of America
as their source of justifying their opinions.

Well, first of all The Constitution says, "We the people of the United
States," it doesn't mention any other country. And, secondly, as far as
integrity is concerned, I don't think some of these folks would know
integrity if it bit them in the posterior.

What do you think? God Bless America © Charlie Daniels

P.S. send this to everyone you can...the truth needs to be told.

Speaking of Charlie Daniels, is he sick? I saw a recent picture of him and he didn't look real good. He was pretty bloated, like people with kidney issues get.

Other than Hank Jr., I probably listened to more Charlie than anyone else while growing up.
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