I know what MAMZ has said about his military service, but I also know that there is ambiguity (two contradictory stories) in news reports, whether he served in the Gulf War, as he told the Washington Post, or in Lawton, Oklahoma and Bamberg Germany, as he said in an article at Cato Unbound? When there are two conflicting stories all based on statements from the same two-year CIA trainee, which, if any, can you believe? When you have two absolutely contradictory and mutually exclusive sets of "facts" out there, it's hard to know what, if anything, to believe.
What we can say with certainty is that we really don't know. That's why the Newsbusters' article concerns me. It starts with a paragraph that misinforms the public on the political right as well as the political left:
The liberal blogosphere is cheering one of its heroes for insulting a former Republican member of Congress on national television who as a result walked off an MSNBC set in disgust NewsbustersIn fact, there are one million and five hundred thousand articles and comments within the "liberal blogosphere" addressing the fact that "one of its heroes" spent two years training and working at the Central Intelligence Agency. These blog articles and comments, in addition, discuss the fact that MAMZ has lied about where he was born and virtually every other fact about his biological family and his biography.
The point is not where or whether MAMZ served in the military, or whether he is a closeted homosexual or not. The point is that, because he has even equivocated -- on an audiotape -- about the duration and purpose of his two years at the CIA in Washington, DC, no one - on the political right or left - can take anything he says at face value.
This is so because virtually everything he has ever said about himself has been conclusively disproved by The Truth About Kos blog, with copious links to government and corporate websites, as well as MAMZ's own family photographs, which prove that MAMZ was not a "poor immigrant" to the United States, but a member of a wealthy Salvadoran oligarchy family. Again, the foremost problem is not principally his family, but that his statements about his family show that he is a perennial liar.
Since he has created out of wholecloth his version of his "poor immmigrant" family history (while never telling the public the name of a single member of his biological family), how can we believe ANYTHING he says? The only reason we know that Lic. Carlos Alberto Delgado Zúñiga is a member of MAMZ's family is that the Truth About Kos has been able to determine the relationship through a slip of the tongue (an inadvertant tip-off) by MAMZ in his wedding album which led to a horde of Salvadoran government documents, commercial Saladoran websites and even a press release by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
(Look for the "Baja Salt" entry in the press release and then Google "Baja Salt Group" to find out who is its exclusive distributor is for Central and South America, and also distributing commercial and table salt on five continents. This is not the background of a poor immigrant whose family did not have any money. Like John Edwards, the problem is not merely the affair, but also the web of lies and denials about the affair, and what they say about John Edwards' character and his reputation for failing to tell the truth.)
The inevitable conclusion that comes from comparing MAMZ's statements to what is available on the Internet is that Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga is a compulsive (or highly-paid government) liar, and nothing he says can be taken at face value. That's why there are 648,000 hits for "Moulitsas" + "gay" at Google.