"Secret Agent" Markos Moulitsas (DailyKos) Spent Six Months Working at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
excerpt- from The Francis L. Holland Blog
"As an organization their heart is in the right place. I’ve never had any problem with the CIA."
Cross-posted at MyLeftWing with Hat Tip to Stu Piddy.
Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, owner of the DailyKos website, now admits that he spent six months in the employ of the US Central Intelligence Agency in 1991. In a one-hour interview on June 2, 2006 interview at the Commonwealth Club, Moulitsas, also known as "Kos," admitted that he was a CIA employee and would have "no problem working for them" in the present:
QUESTION: Not long ago, liberals loathed the Central Intelligence Agency as the enemy of democratic governments and they installed dictators around the world, and these days you read the papers and people on the Left are rallying to the defense of the CIA and are indignant when the CIA is politicized. How did this come about, that suddenly liberals are championing the CIA:
SECRET AGENT MARKOS' ANSWER: I don’t know. You know I.
QUESTION: Do you find it stranger or ironic, this sudden love for the CIA?
SECRET AGENT MARKOS' ANSWER: You know . . . coughs . . . I think a lot of the people that did have problems with the CIA, I mean it was a very vocal minority. I think most people really didn’t think about it all that much. Right? It wasn’t really on their radar screens, ah, in the way that now it is, because now we are in this huge war, and it was the CIA that was warning the Administration against invading because, there were no weapons of mass destruction.
Here’s a little secret I don’t think I’ve ever written about: But in 2001, I was unemployed, underemployed, unemployed. You know I was in that . . You all have been there “dot com” people? Kinda like, in between jobs, doin’ a little contract work and . . . kinda. So, you know. That’s where I was: in this really horrible netherworld of ‘will I make rent next month’ and . . .
So, I applied to the CIA and I went all the way to the end, I mean it was to the point where I was going to sign papers to become Clandestine Services. And it was at that point that the Howard Dean campaign took off and I had to make a decision whether I was gonna kinda join the Howard Dean campaign, that whole process, or was I was going to become a spy. (Laughter in the audience.) It was going to be a tough decision at first, but then the CIA insisted that if, if I joined that, they’d want me to do the first duty assignment in Washington, DC, and I hate Washington, DC. Six years in Washington, DC [inaudible] that makes the decision a lot easier.
[ . . .] This is a very liberal institution. And in a lot of ways, it really does attract people who want to make a better, you know, want to make the world a better place . . . Of course, they’ve got their Dirty Ops and this and that, right but as an institution itself the CIA is really interested in stable world. That’s what they’re interested in. And stable worlds aren’t created by destabilizing regimes and creating wars. Their done so by other means. Assassination labor leaders . . . I’m kidding!
[ . . . ] I don’t think it’s a very partisan thing to want a stable world. And even if you’re protecting American interests, I mean that can get ugly at times, but generally speaking I think their hearts in the right place. As an organization their heart is in the right place. I’ve never had any problem with the CIA. I’d have no problem working for them . .
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I feared something like this was coming. I warned America back on June 2, 2006 that Markos Moulitsas was "an exquisite little crank," but I remained extremely concerned that he might not be utterly discredited before he was able to steer the Democrats' presidential nomination in 2008.
It's time that these "progressive" fake, shallow, manipulative fucks realise that WE are sick and tired of their games, and that they are all gonna get exposed eventually.
And here is another plug for what appears to be the last, best chance for an open, honest, progressive forum, and their thread on "Kos."
What is the background on KOS?
I think many of us were simply mesmerized by all these flashy websites like Rense, WRH, PrisonPlanet, Daily Kos in the early part of this decade. When the Democratics finally returned to Congressional power in 2006, the time was ripe for things to get better. Yet, when impeachment was taken off the table, when GW and the other fuckstains continue with their bullshit virtually unabated, this is when the internet community, consisting of real nobodies like ourselves, started wondering wtf has to happen for things to get better?
There is a serious backlash developing towards websites, especially these flashier versions. I am now of the opinion that such places are not as popular as they portray themselves as being. Sure, a place like HuffingtonPost seems to want to increase web hits to increase advertising revenue. But what about these other places? They end up exposing themselves. They do not have operating principles that will work for the long haul. It appears to me that such websites are astroturfed as "popular" for one reason only. They simply have the backing of insidious forces bankrolled by our tax dollars. Such places exist to either make a fast buck, and/or to flood the internet with bullshit, cointelpro-like rubbish.
We have been in this "tinfoil by association" period for many years now.
But, the internet is a big place, and the sum total of all of us "nobodies," whether from a small nook like here or to a big nook like The Progressive Independent, the word is getting out and travelling fast about the bullshitters who have been pulling the wool over our eyes all these years.
These insidious forces may have the bankrolls. They may have the power of fake numbers. But their achilles heel has been and will continue to be the truth.