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Re: “The Fall of American Taliban

"Kos" of DailyKos vehemently opposed ALL gay participation in the US military, as shown in his published letter below.

So, what part of the American Taliban was Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) or "Kos of DailyKos representing when he wrote the following to to Northern Illinois University's student newspaper, the "Northern Star"? Read the letter for yourself:…

Military right
Publish Date: 1993/01/25

By MARKOS C.A. MOULITSAS Undecided Freshman
It’s truly disturbing how much ado has been made over Bill Clinton’s campaign promise to lift the ban on homosexuals from the U.S. military. It’s ironic how it has taken a president who has never served in the military to make a promise that affects the military in such a negative manner.

Those who have served in the military, such as myself, understand the demands and pressures of military life are incompatible with allowing integration with homosexuals. I’m neither socially conservative or prejudiced, and neither is liberal columnist Mike Royko, Gen. Colin Powell, and influential liberal Democrats Sam Nunn and Les Aspin, all who’ve come out against lifting the ban.

Under military circumstances, as much has to be done as possible to focus the unit’s mission and keep disciplinary problems to a minimum. Worrying about whether the known homosexual sleeping next to you is watching as you change your underwear may seem trivial as you read this, but to the soldier who’s short-tempered after three weeks in the field and four hours of daily sleep, it becomes a matter of great importance to his pride and sensibilities.

And in any case, there aren’t many people who would change clothes in a group of co-workers if members of the opposite sex were in the same room watching. There is something inherently uncomfortable about it. Such fears would go a long way in disrupting efficiency and morale in a unit.


It seems to me that MAMZ is either a recent convert from the American Taliban or he soft-pedals his bigotry now as part of his self-acknowledged association with the CIA between 2001 and 2003:…

Keep in mind that he started DailyKos in 2002, one year into his training to be a "secret agent" of "clandestine services" for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington. Read the transcript:…

of his audio-taped remarks to the Commonwealth Club on June 2, 2006:…

Eleven days after (MAMZ's) publication of that article, Cheryl Anndel, a Business Senior, angrily wrote in response:

Bad attitude
Publish Date:1993/2/5
By CHERYL ANNDEL Business Senior
I’d like to address this letter to Marcos C. Moulitsas.

First, do not assume that former military service people share your views. Rest assured that this one does not. I resent the fact that you assume that just because I’m prior service, I share your opinion.

Second, if a military unit is inefficient and morale is down, that is the entire unit’s fault and not just one soldier’s fault. As military personnel, we are trained to accomplish a mission. If you cannot accomplish that mission because you’re worried about who’s watching you while you change your underwear, it sounds like you don’t have the right mental attitude.

CHERYL ANNDEL Business Senior

Posted by Francis L. Holland on 10/12/2010 at 2:48 PM

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