A torture chamber was discovered in Iraq by U.S. troops. And no, lefties, I’m not talking about Abu Ghraib. I’m referring to an al Qaeda torture chamber. You remember al Qaeda, right? They’re the ones who attacked us on 9/11. The same ones that Dr. Ron Paul desperately wants to surrender to. Ring any bells?
Coalition forces found 26 bodies buried in mass graves and a bloodstained “torture complex,” with chains hanging from walls and ceilings and a bed connected to an electrical system, the military said Wednesday.
From December 8 to 11, the troops who found the complex also killed 24 people they said were terrorists and detained 37 suspects, according to a statement issued by Multinational Division North at Camp Speicher in Tikrit.
The moves were part of an operation called Iron Reaper that has been in progress across northern Iraq for the past few weeks.
Terrorists. These are the people we’re up against. These are the people we must defeat if the fragile democracy in Iraq is to survive. And we’re doing it right now in Iraq. We’re winning. Iron Reaper (cool name) is succeeding. And make no mistake about it: the butchers we’re up against are soulless amoral savages.
Photos given to the news media show a filthy bed wired to an electrical system, with an outlet hanging from wires on the wall. In the video, troops point out rubber hoses and boxing gloves, a ski mask and a blood-covered sword and knives. Other still photos show an entrance to the underground bunker and barbed wire stretched outside it.
A short distance away from the complex, troops found a bullet-riddled Iraqi police vehicle. Some of the bodies may belong to Iraqi police, according to the military video.
Is there any doubt that we need to win this epic battle for civilization? Or should we simply pack it in, retreat, isolate ourselves from the rest of the world and allow terror to spread across the globe? The answer is no. Oceans no longer protect us. That was made painfully clear on September the 11th, 2001.
Some say al Qaeda wasn’t in Iraq before the liberation of that nation was underway. They’re wrong of course. But al Qaeda is most assuredly there now, just begging to be destroyed. I say we continue to give them what they so richly deserve: death. And President Bush would agree.
This is why we fight. This is also why we must win. Anything short of total victory is unacceptable. The dark spectre of terrorism must be extinguished so that a shining beacon of freedom can blossom in the heart of the Middle East. We can win. We must win. We will win.