When a uniformed soldier was cut off at the “Yearly Kos” convention of lefties, a few came forward – including the wacko Waco General Wes Clark – to defend it on the basis that military personnel are prohibited from participating in politics while in uniform. [Okay, I know some will suggest his remarks were more in defense of the mission, and not “political” in any meaningful sense other than the paranoia of the far left. I do not disagree, mmmkay?, but the Kossack hypocrisy goes beyond this distinction].
Charles Johnson points out at Little Green Footballs that this is now the official explanation of Daily Kos, although they fail to supply any evidence of political involvement beyond his mere presence at the convention and the word of Clark – who had to be relieved even by Bill Clinton for his gross insubordination less than 90 days before his scheduled retirement.
Charles notes Kos himself had quite a different take less than sixty days ago:
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.
The above was in response to the news the Army was pursuing disciplinary action against a soldier who participated in an antiwar protest while in uniform. Leaving the obvious differences in the cases aside, it is clear that Kos either condemns his convention’s actions, or has a double standard.
But that is hardly “Breaking News,” so I didn’t tag it as such.