February 02, 2007

"Screw Them" Again, or Set-Up?

Curt over at Flopping Aces found this little gem in the comments to William Arkin's blog entry which labeled American military personnel mercenaries:


We know that Kos has issued forth the words "Screw them" in the past when talking about the four private security contractors that were killed in Fallujah in 2004, hung from a bridge, and their bodies burned beyond recognition.


He even claimed to be proud of it... while trying to hide it.

But has Kos now gone so far as to agree with Arkin that all American soldiers are mercenaries, worthy of death?

Somehow I think that statement would be a "bridge too far," even for Kos.

Update: Fraud confirmed. I blame Diebold.

Update: Charles Johnson has a few thoughts on the subject as well.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 2, 2007 01:07 PM

While I'm sure Kos would agree with it, I am suspicious because it is a word-for-word quote starting at "That said ..." And that small phrase is where I have the biggest hangup - it doesn't lexically fit the context as it did in the 2004 quote. Unless there is a way to track it to a IP used by Kos, or he owns up to it, I would be very wary of saying it is definately his comment.

Posted by: MikeM at February 2, 2007 01:28 PM

I don't suppose it occured to you to blame yourself?

Posted by: ts at February 2, 2007 02:24 PM

"I blame Diebold."


Posted by: Tully at February 2, 2007 02:25 PM

Hey, it's fake, but accurate!

Posted by: Mike at February 2, 2007 02:27 PM

He may not have written that on Arkins blog but KOS has in fact said those very words:

.. 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.

That comment was made after the four contractors were murdered and hung in of those guys was Scott Helvenson, Mike Yon's friend.

Kos may deny its him who wrote in ---but his words will follow him everywhere. He has YET to issue an apology.

Posted by: Huntress at February 2, 2007 02:34 PM

I thought Kos would have learned his lesson from his "Screw them" comments, but just recently, a day or so ago, he called the troops "saps". Im surprised more wasnt made of that.

I believe him though that this email didnt come from him.

Posted by: Jonesy at February 2, 2007 04:05 PM

Seeing as Kos has posted two frontpage diaries recently about how he's not endorsing any of the current Dem candidates because he's holding out in case his favorite - Gore - jumps in at some point I doubt the fraudster has ever read anything at Kos.

Posted by: markg8 at February 2, 2007 07:52 PM

I can't imagine that anyone would give a damn what Kos said or didn't say. If he's waiting for Gore, he might as well be waiting for Godot.

Posted by: HSD at February 3, 2007 08:40 AM