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Sunday, April 04, 2004

Kos is a popular lefty blogger, who like Instapundit, I've always viewed as reasonable, just decidedly on the other side. That was until I read his thoughts on the atrocious mutilations of American civilians in Fallujah:
Let the people see what war is like. This isn't an Xbox game. There are real repurcussions to Bush's folly.

That said I feel nothing over the death of mercernaries. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are trying to make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.
Disgusting. This is something I expect from fringe anti-American groups like ANSWER, not Kos.

These guys that were ambushed and mutilated are all former servicemen. I guess Kos calls them mercenaries because they are former military men who took these high paying (from what I've read roughly $2000 a day) high risk jobs that they didn't have to take, but chose to. So, the Kos logic goes, they deserve what they got.

That folks, exemplifies my current problem with the American left. For years they have held a rhetotorical monopoly on human rights issues, but that position is severely undermined by their complete inability to acknowledge the fact that 25 million people have been liberated from Saddam's brutal oppression. I wonder, do they really care about human rights? Do they really care about individual liberty beyond what will help them politically? It seems the answer is a resounding "no."

Kos, the big fucking pussy, can't even stand behind what he said above, he changed the post. Michael Friedman (and some others) knowing that he would back off his original comments (like a giant cry-baby) took a screen shot of the original that you can view here.

But now he has changed the post, and starts with this:
There's been much ado about my indifference to the Mercenary deaths in Falluja a couple days ago. I wrote in some diary comments somewhere that "I felt nothing" and "screw them".
"In some diary comments somewhere"? Huh? That somewhere was on your blog you ass!! You act like it was written on a teenagers diary that's hidden between the mattress and box spring so mom won't find it.

If nothing else it exposes Kos as a phony. Kos! If you believe in what you say, stand behind it! Changing the link only shows that you don't believe in what you say, it shows that you'll only say what you think as long as you have public support. You fucking PHONY, stand behind it! If your comments were off the cuff, just say "I didn't really mean that, I was angry that these Americans were killed because I was against this war." You didn't do that though, you tried to pretend that you never really said it in the first place, you gave the lamest pseudo-apology that I've ever read in the blogosphere. Spineless.

For more on this and the phony apology read here and here

Jay Reding offers a face and bios about the men who died that Kos thinks should be screwed.

Michael Friedman also has sent complaints to those that advertise on Kos's blog. He's gotten some results too. Go here for details.


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