November 1, 2006
Today I am in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, visiting the prison where enemy combatants are held. You know, the people who believe their god wants them to kill us.
Reading the transcripts of some of those interviewed is a chilling experience. Here are a few excerpts:
“We thank the creator for the fall of the infidels’ trade towers.”
One says he wants to write a book “how to kill a man in three seconds” and “how to get fit for front line combat.”
Another says, “my training in Pakistan and Afghanistan was to ensure ‘the Western-Jewish domination is finished, so we live under Muslim law again.”
A detainee who has assaulted Gitmo guards on numerous occasions and crafted a weapon in his cell, stated that he can either go back home and kill as many Americans as he possibly can, or he can leave here in a box; either way, it’s the same to him. Another detainee with ties to Osama bin Laden says: “Their day is coming. One day I will enjoy sucking their blood, although their blood is bitter, undrinkable…”
This is what we’re up against folks and if we retreat from the battle, they will soon be sucking our blood.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.