Daily Kos Tries to Explain Censoring Soldier (Update - Now with Extra Hypocrisy)
It took them a couple of days to get the spin together, but we now have an official position on the incident at the ‘Military and Progressives’ panel at YearlyKos, from an employee of VoteVets, whose founder shouted down and threatened that soldier: Daily Kos: What Really Happened at the YearlyKos Military Panel.
It’s apparently their job to enforce military regulations—when it suits them, anyway.
The bottom line is this: The sergeant in uniform was completely out of line as far as the military is concerned. The fact that he did what he did reflected on the entire Army and I think that’s what upset Jon the most.
With obligatory “chickenhawk” slurs—the logically empty argument they never seem to get tired of.
The conservative bloggers who’ve tried to make Jon look bad over this—like Michelle Malkin, Matt Drudge, and others—have no concept of this. Just like they have no concept of war in general. None of them has ever served the country in any meaningful capacity, and I’m sure never will. They just don’t have it in them. They are war mongers, too cowardly to go themselves—and yet too eager to send others to go in their places.
UPDATE at 8/5/07 11:55:54 am:
It would be difficult to find a more graphic demonstration of the hypocrisy of this lame defense than this June 6, 2007 post from Markos “Screw Them” Moulitsas himself, on the subject of wearing an Army uniform to an anti-war protest: Daily Kos: Marines investigates Iraq vet for wearing cammos at protest.
So they’ll prosecute me if I wear my Army uniforms to an anti-war protest? Really?
But that’s not the point. As we’ve seen time and time again, we see military personnel, in uniform, all the freakin’ time as backdrops to Republican pro-war events — including with Mr. 28% — and there haven’t been any prosecutions of those folks.
Marine Cpl. Adam Kokesh has already been discharged. He has every right enshrined under the Constitution, including those of free speech and peaceful assembly.
And anyone that thinks otherwise, quite frankly, is legitimately and objectively un-American.
UPDATE at 8/5/07 1:45:47 pm:
At PJ Media, Rick Moran interviews Sergeant David D. Aguina: Pajamas Media: ‘This Is Part Of The Battlefield’.