Monday, August 06, 2007
Kos Kids Can't Handle the Truth
First off, how disturbing is it that there is an annual "Yearly Kos" conference? This year the conference (to be a fly on the wall) ended like this:
"...At the end "a young man in uniform stood up to argue that the surge was working, and cutting down on Iraqi casualties."
"The moderator largely freaked out," Ezra Klein wrote. "When other members of the panel tried to answer his question, he demanded they 'stand down.'"
The moderator, Klein said, "demanded the questioner give his name, the name of his commander and the name of his unit. And then he closed the panel, no answer offered or allowed, and stalked off the stage."
Panelist Wesley Clark, the former NATO commander and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, "took the mic and tried to explain what had just occurred," Klein said.
Klein said "the argument appears to be that you're not allowed to participate in politics while wearing a uniform, or at least that you shouldn't, and that the questioner was engaging in a sort of moral blackmail, not to mention a violation of the rules, by doing so."
He concluded: "Knowing fairly little about the army, I can't speak to any of that. But it was an uncomfortable few moments, and seemed fairly contrary to the spirit of the panel to roar down the member of the military who tried to speak with a contrary voice." (source)
There is a video link of the exchange (FF to approx. 40 minute mark):
You have to watch this -the moderator basically threatens the Sgt. "If you say something political in my uniform, the uniform of our country I will come down there...I want the name of your commander and your first Sgt. You will never ever again use my uniform for a political purpose."
I know all liberals don't despise the military. There are still some FDR Dems out there (like AG & Nimbus), but a large contingent does. I've met quite a few face-to-face who honestly believe military members are "disgraceful murderers". My question is --If they all got their ultimate wish and the American military was disbanded tomorrow, how long would there be a United States of America?