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thedrifter
06-20-02, 07:11 AM
I got this thru e-mail...

Sempers,

Roger


Subject: Charlie Daniels says... musician.......

Charlie Daniels on Camp X-ray:

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
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 USA
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 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 butt.

What do you think?

God Bless America Charlie Daniels Copyright 2002 Charlie Daniels

SAAD65
07-15-02, 03:28 AM
I will have the pleasure of meeting Charlie Daniels at the Oregon State Fair in August - I'm on the Color Guard that will be presenting the colors for his show.

Mr. Daniels is one smart man, and more Americans should heed his words. After all, we are talking about OUR sons & daughters, OUR brothers & sisters, OUR fathers & mothers, OUR husbands, wives, cousins, uncles, aunts, that are fighting a dirty war against a clouded enemy - raised from childhood to die for their wretched country with no questions asked.

Those radical, pompous fools might be free to quote the Constitution of this great nation we live in. They can twist the truth to fit their needs or desires. But, they are also FREE TO LEAVE at any time they so choose - because of the military personnel that they disrespect, who fought for THEIR freedoms.

I fly my flags proudly; I say the Pledge of Allegiance; and I am greatful for my FREEDOM, and know WHY I have the right to be free. I SUPPORT my country's military and SALUTE our Commander In Chief. I love & respect every man and woman who has ever worn, or is wearing, a uniform of the Armed Services of the United States of America.

USMC0311
07-15-02, 10:44 AM
Good Morning Sally!!
You have a Wonderful way of expressing yourself. Honest and to the point. You have made my Day, Thank You!! :)
I love a Woman that tells it like it is. Glad to Know Sally!!!
Wonder if anyone will guess U was Married to a Marine Vet??;)

P.S. while I'm here Sal..CAS3 works at Board of Veteran Appeals.
You might want to PM or e-mail her, She is a Marine.
Good Luck Sal. like yer signature pic also

SAAD65
07-15-02, 01:06 PM
Thank you ~ both for the compliment and for the info on CAS.

Yup, I say what's on my mind, and I'm very vocal on subjects involving "my boys & girls" in the Armed Services, "my Veterans," and 'uneducated' :mad: <a-hem> people that put them down.

All I can say is I hope I do not offend anyone on this site!

SF

thedrifter
07-15-02, 01:13 PM
Hello Sally,

Went to give you a Warm Welcome here.......
There are good folks here and if you have questions let us know we will help to direct you in the right direction.....

Joe gave you good advice...Cas is one of my sisters, who does work for the VA.....


We have to Thank You for all you do.....

Welcome Again

Sempers,

Roger