He espoused this insane theory in a book "American Taliban" and in the pages of the crap rag, The San Francisco Comicle yesterday.
Conservatives are fond of saying that "liberals want the terrorists to win." In fact, that has been a staple attack line since 9/11. But that has always been a ludicrous notion.Kos doesn't want the terrorists to win? This is what he wrote in 2004 (screenshot below) after four American contractors were murdered, dragged through the streets, burned and hung from a bridge in Fallujah, Iraq.
I oppose regressive Islamic fundamentalists for the same reason I oppose regressive conservatives - because whether it's their violent tendencies, views on women and gays, hostility to science and knowledge, or fear of pop culture, they're cut from the same ideological cloth.
Like their reactionary counterparts in the Middle East, the American Taliban fetishize guns and weaponry. In fact, President Obama's election has fueled an ammunition shortage that persists to this day. As myriad ideologically motivated violent incidents attest (such as the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, or the plane flown into the side of an IRS building in Dallas) (sic), they aren't afraid to cross that line. Heck, you have a top-tier Republican Senate candidate - Sharron Angle in Nevada - declaring that if Republicans don't take control of Congress, then "Second Amendment remedies" will be necessary. She's talking about revolution.
Why the anger and violence? Because the American Taliban seek to impose their rigid mores on a country that is generally uninterested. Most Americans value a woman's equal role in society. They value the freedoms enshrined in our Constitution, including freedom of (and from) religion. They value open discussion and honest debate and our freedom to dissent. They value tolerance. And even where they fall short, such as marriage equality, they are more squeamish than hateful, and public sentiment is quickly moving the right way.
So when the American Taliban demonize efforts to build a Muslim community center (sic) at an old Burlington Coat Factory two blocks from ground zero, that is un-American and speaks to bigotry and intolerance. When they pass around Psalm 109 ("Let his days be few, and let another take his office. May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow") amid much chuckling, that speaks to a violent outlook that is un-American.
...And when you have the Republican candidate for Senate in Delaware, Christine O'Donnell, saying people shouldn't masturbate and that if she had the power, she would stop people from having sex, well, that kind of meddling in people's private lives is very, very un-American.
As unappetizing as the comparison might be to some, fact is, the reason I do not want the terrorists to win is the same reason I do not want American conservatives to win.
Every death should be on the front pageThat despicable and seditious comment hasn't kept the leadership of the Democrat Party (including Nancy Pelosi, "Dingy" Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, etc) from going to his Yearly Kos conferences or writing at this blog. Even Barack Hussein Obama wrote a couple of diary entries at the Daily Kooks.
Let the people see what war is like. This isn’t an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush’s folly.
That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries [sic]. They aren’t in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.
So when Kos and his liberal allies call conservatives extreme, they are only projecting themselves. Because deep down, despite their writing to the contrary, they have nothing but contempt for the US Constitution and our nation's institutions. They also give cover to Islamofascist terrorists by using the "race card" being played by Muslim grievance groups.
Oh, by the way Kos, the Bush-hating suicide pilot flew the plane into the building in Austin, TX--not Dallas, I never heard Christine O'Donnell say she wanted to stop people from having sex, and the American Taliban isn't the conservative movement...it's a guy from Marin County named John Walker Lindh.