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April 03, 2004

As a man thinketh, so is he

Liberal blogger Kos has stirred up firestorm in the blogosphere over his callous statements about the recent brutal deaths of his fellow Americans in Fallujah. Our own Blackavar has recorded the disgusting words for all to see, along with his comments. It was a good thing he did, because Kos has erased the link from existence.

I normally don't pay Kos much attention. He's a far left blowhard, who often confuses partisan hyperbole for logic. But his intemperate words, followed by his I-regret-I-said-it-but-I'm-not-really-sorry "apology" is quite revealing. In the heat of the moment, people often say exactly what they mean. Only afterwards do they consider the meaning of what they said.

Justice Clarence Thomas once recounted a story of when he was studying to be a priest at Holy Cross University. When the news Martin Luther King had been assassinated was announced, he overheard a fellow student he greatly respected express his approval of the event. He was shocked to hear someone he felt to be so righteous spontaneously voice such opinions. The experience soured him on the ministry, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Kos didn't misspeak when he made his original comments. Those were his exact thoughts; he told everyone just how he felt. It's not as if he were some uneducated hick; he's a lawyer, for crying out loud. He either didn't think anyone would be offended by it, or he's so used to speaking in his own liberal echo chamber that he has lost all perspective. Either answer tells us alot of what he really thinks.

Despite his professed love for the troops, his former service in the Army, or his supposed concern for casualties, Kos has shown everyone his real self. He would rather have Americans, including troops, die than see George Bush win a second term. In a way, his honesty is refreshing. But it's also disgusting.

For those who think I'm judging him harshly, it's because my brother, El-ahrairah, is one of those "mercenaries". His work took him to Baghdad last summer; he's slated to go back this fall. He shared a tent, and all the accompanying hardships, with the troops that Kos professes to love and support. If my brother were one of those killed in Fallujah, I don't think Kos would want to hear what I would tell him.

Posted by Captain Holly at April 3, 2004 12:01 AM | TrackBack
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Although the Cap'n lumps me in with the men who gave their lives in Fallujah, I do not think myself worthy enough to be considered with them. Like he says, I lived in the tents and shared all the same hardships as the rest of the troops, but I stayed in the relative safety of the base while I was there. My job didn't require me to leave the base and go out into the rest of the world as a very big American target trying to bring peace and stability to the country. Although some may call them "mercenaries", it's a shame that these men were killed while trying to make a difference in Iraq. It's also a bigger shame that we still have people in this world that are overjoyed when Americans die in the defense of liberty just because they don't like President Bush or the United States. I don't recall people dancing in the streets when they learned of the bomb blast in Spain, but look at the jubilation after hearing that four Americans were killed and their bodies mutilated. Is it me or does it seem like a coincidence that a newscamera team just happened to be there to record the event. Nothing but a coincidence, right? I would hope that this so-called "supporter of the troops" would feel some remorse because of his comments, but apparently, he's very good at equivocating and justifying his actions, so he probably believes that the ends justifies the means. Kind of like what John "Ask me about being a war hero" Kerry did during Vietnam. Posted by: El-ahrairah at April 3, 2004 03:46 AM
Please help me stick it to Kos's advertisers. http://michael-friedman.com/archives/000311.html Posted by: Michael Friedman at April 3, 2004 12:13 PM
And did this hypocrite stick it to the advertisers of those who exulted over the [amittedly somewhat self-inflicted] death of Rachel Corrie? Bet the motherless son danced in the streets instead. Posted by: Scorpio at April 6, 2004 11:12 PM
Uh, Scorpio, Rachel Corrie voluntarily stood in front of a bulldozer, which accidentally ran her over. If I remember correctly, the Israeli troops didn't mutilate her body, or hang it from the nearest bridge and celebrate in front of the nearest Reuters camera. Ms. Corrie was a stupid leftist who, through her own self-righteous arrogance, got herself killed by accident. There's no comparison. Posted by: Captain Holly at April 7, 2004 09:28 AM
You mean Saint Pancake, the patron saint of leftist protesters everywhere? I'd forgotten all about her. I guess her "sacrifice" in the face of Israeli agression wasn't all that important. She must have been taking hits off the bong the day in protest class that they taught not to stand in front of bulldozers. Posted by: El-ahrairah at April 7, 2004 09:53 AM
Why, just like those "contractors" were exactly where they didn't belong! Amazing! Your sensibilities shine along with your consistency. If you wish to weep for American deaths, concentrate on the Marines and the pilots and the other troops who are doing as their War President Manque commands. Posted by: Scorpio at April 7, 2004 01:46 PM
Scorpio - we, do not dance in happiness and celebrate the death of Rachel Corrie - what we do is point out that she, a naive, idealistic individual, was blinded by her leftist sympathies, and acted as a useful idiot on behalf of Palestinian terrorists. That she died, is ideed sad, as are the deaths o f the 4 Americans in fallujah. However, we will continue to point out, that sad as her death may be, she took the side of those whose goal is to cause harm to the USA and to US citizens. She was a member of the ISM which is nothing but a front for Palestinian terrorism. Posted by: ronin at April 7, 2004 05:30 PM
No, those "contractors" were doing the job for which they were paid. As for weeping for American deaths, I don't much coming from the anti-war crowd like Kos other than "Damn! There should have been more!" I find it idiotic that someone can say "We support the troops" but oppose the military action were the troops that they support happen to find themselves. For every American death, Senator War Hero and the anti-waqr crowd are jumping up and down with happiness. John the Gigolo might say that he supports the troops, but only to the point that their deaths enable him to be elected president. After that, just stand by since a close examination of his actions after Vietnam will show you what type of president he would be and how he would treat our military. Posted by: El-ahrairah at April 8, 2004 12:28 AM
Scorpio, you should keep in mind that many of those "contractors" that you continually denigrate provide necessary expertise, without which the troops that you care so much about would be at a significant disadvantage. These "merceneries" (sic, as per Kos) are as much a part of the US war effort as the troops themselves. As an example I provide my brother El-hrairah. Without his electronic communication and computer skills, the military intelligence units he was attached to would have been blind and deaf. Posted by: Captain Holly at April 8, 2004 01:13 AM
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