If ever there was a poster child for the petulant, idiotic, preening, self-destructive, and arrogant side of the Democratic Party, Markos Moulitsas would be it. The proprietor of the radical left-wing Daily Kos blog, Mr. Moulitsas is known for often letting his alligator mouth get ahead of his tadpole behind – most notably when his reaction to the brutal murder and desecration of four Americans was "screw them".
Now, the ever-disgusting Kos says that conservatives (and by extension anyone who supports this war) are “cowards”. Why are they “cowards?” For not letting Osama bin Laden kill thousands of innocents.
Would Mr. Moulitsas care to argue that terrorism is not a threat? Would he like to argue that an attack with biological weapons wouldn’t kill thousands of his fellow countrymen? Would Mr. Moulitsas seriously like to argue that on a scale of values, it’s more important that someone who is contacting known foreign terrorists have the protection of a warrant than thousands of Americans die?
Anyone with half a clue understands that we’re facing an enemy who has repeatedly stated that they’d love to kill tens of thousands of Americans with nuclear weapons. An enemy that uses our own civilian population as a shield, that has been actively creating sleeper cells in this country, and that uses the latest in technology to escape conventional detection. The argument that engaging in surveillance techniques commonly practiced by every other democratic state in the world will make us no better than George III is morally and logically idiotic.
I’ve little doubt that Markos Moulitsas would much rather see thousands of American vaporized if it meant his own radical agenda were enacted. I have little doubt that Mr. Moulitsas doesn’t give a damn about anyone who doesn’t share his radical left-wing views. I’ve no doubt that Mr. Moulitsas is one of the most singularly disgusting characters in Democratic politics today – no mean feat.
If this is what the Democratic Party really believes, and for a disgustingly large size of its base it is – then it should be clear to all why the Democratic Party is terminally “stuck on stupid” when it comes to national security. Is someone who locks their door at night a “coward” for doing so? Apparently to Kos, taking reasonable and proper precautions to avoid a major terrorist attack is somehow a sign of not only cowardice, but treachery – I’d love to see Kos make that argument to the face of someone like John McCain or Rudy Guiliani.
Kos channels Patrick Henry’s line "give me liberty or give me death" – what he means is "give our enemies liberty, even if it means thousands of American deaths." If Kos would argue that someone’s right to contact an al-Qaeda planner in Karachi is more sacrosanct that the lives of his countrymen, I have one simple response for him:
UPDATE: Captain Ed also takes Kos to task, in no uncertain terms:
Kos loves freedom of speech when that speech agrees with him. He loves civilian control of the military when those civilians belong to MoveOn, but not when they belong to the Republican Party. In fact, Kos doesn’t like American values at all — he only uses them when convenient to his argument, but in fact would rather have a Starship Troopers (the movie) government made up of military bureaucrats making all of our decisions for us. He has no respect for those who did go to Iraq to help with security — recalling his infamous “Screw ’em” to the civilians who did believe in the mission enough to go over and help out, smearing them as “mercenaries” — and then calls those who stay home and support the mission ‘cowards’.
I’d be curious to see if Harry Reid will show up at Kos’ Vegas confab where he’s scheduled to appear – or will he do the right thing and tell Kos where to stick it?
Powerline also joins the fray:
The desire for liberty is also quintessentially American. But most Americans understand the absurdity Kos’s cheap claim that President Bush has reached “the point where he now resembles the very despot we fought in our war of independence.” How? By listening to the conversations of al-Qaeda operatives? By extending to terrorists the investigative techniques used to fight organized crime? Or are there American soldiers being quartered in Kos’s house in Berkeley?