Thought you all might be interested in these comments from Charlie Daniels, the country singer, about his USO Show tour at Guantanamo Bay. Makes you wonder about our "mainstream" news media.
Subject: FYI-Subject: "NEWS FROM GUANTANAMO BAY ---- The Straight scoop" Charlie Daniels on Camp X-Ray -
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 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, healthwise 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 chaplain. 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 Taliban 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 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.