We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"We want to give you the joyous news of the martyrdom of the mujahed sheik Abu Musab al-Zarqawi," said the statement, signed by "Abu Abdel- Rahman al-Iraqi," identified as the deputy "emir" or leader of al- Qaida in Iraq.
Hmmm. For once, I see things the same way as them.
And finally, as some good blogger noted (I forget who), no words of sadness yet from Michael Moore on the loss of another heroic Minuteman.
Mr. Berg proves not only that he is suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome, but that he can't even get his facts straight. Although he is apparently privy to all the inner workings of the administration and the war, he seemingly is unaware that Zarko was a Jordanian and therefore was not in Iraq to protect "a region of his country."
I have to conclude that it is simply ignorance. I certainly don't discount the fact that people like Mr. Berg and Ms. Sheehan heartily believe that people will believe any lie if repeated often enough. However, I don't see what Berg has to gain by distorting Zarko's nationality here. It is clear from his comments about the President that he is not making an argument based upon reason here, but is truly exhibiting BDS. So, he would have no reason to purposely distort the truth on this point. In addition, the truth would not really alter his argument. The bottom line, either way, these people are certainly not fit to be quoted as frequently as they are because they are either too ignorant or too dishonest to be believed.