Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Response to "Fooj" at Echo (

Over at a new blog area called Echo, I saw a comment linking to the Truth About Kos in this thread, and I wrote a long comment that exceeded the limit of 5,000 characters (because I included copious links).  Unable to post the following response there, I am posting it here and leaving a link in the comments at Echo.  I thank Fooj for posting the link to Truth About Kos, and for this comment:
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Born in Chicago...CIA training...

Very Interesting.

As the founder, chief researcher and editor of the Truth About Kos blog cited above, I defy and challenge anyone and everyone to show us a single instance in which Markos C. Alberto Moultisas Zúñiga (MAMZ) has publicly mentioned the name of a single member of his birth family.

In fact, everything we know that is actually true about MAMZ was first researched and published by Stu Piddy at MyLeftWing (with a link to MAMZ's audiotaped CIA related confession at the Commonwealth Club) and then intensively and extensively researched and published at the Truth About Kos blog.

In order to write "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts) " referenced above, I read every single biography and autobiograpy of MAMZ on the Internet, and then I Googled his name and read every biographical reference. I could only find mainstream newspaper and online articles that were either written by MAMZ (in which he acknowledged his connections to the far right of the Republican Party), and other articles that were based entirely on MAMZ's self-serving statements about himself.

I realized that literally none of what he told major online magazines and media reporters was independently researched and confirmed. (One need only look at the articles MAMZ wrote for his college newspaper to see that they were explosive and yet were never reported upon, because the media was too lazy to attempt to confirm what they were told. If they had bothered to read the college newspaper articles he had written, they would certainly have found the one in which he vehemently opposed ALL gay participation in the US military.

Aside from the two years that MAMZ admittedly spent at the CIA (2001-2003) while starting DailyKos (2002), all of the information about his obscenely wealthy Salvadoran oligarchy family and their right-wing political connections was discovered through an off-handed comment that MAMZ made in his online honeymoon album, (which was taken down from the Internet as soon as I used it as a source for most of the counts in "The Indictment . . . ").

Fortunately, I suspected that MAMZ might take the wedding album down and even get the copy of it scrubbed from Google cache, so I took screen shots of his honeymoon album and posted them at MyLeftWing as well as at The Truth About Kos.

In an unprecedented instance of MAMZ providing any information about his birth family that could be independently confirmed, MAMZ mentioned in his online honeymoon photo album that his honeymoon was spent at his "family business" hotel in El Salvador, called the Jaltepeque Suites Hotel. This reference is how I was able to discover who some of the members of his family are. (None of the people whose photographs appeared in the album were mentioned by name.)

However, by researching the Salvadoran incorporation documents of the Jaltepeque Suites Hotel and then Googling the name of the "family business"'s "manager" who coincidentally shares the last name "Zúñiga" with MAMZ, and then Googling the telephone number of that hotel, I was able to reveal not merely their website stating that they are the owners of the single longest beach property in El Salvador. I was also able to discover that the family had other businesses, one of which received a one million dollar loan gaurantee from the US Government's Overseas Private Investment Council (OPIC).

I believe the loan guarantee must be true, since it was mentioned in a press release by OPIC and stated that the beneficiary was Baja Salt, whose online website states that the owner is the same person who is the "manager" of MAMZ's family hotel, and who is a national tourism representative at the Salvadoran National Association for Private Enterprise (ANEP), which the CIA calls a right-wing "pressure group." It's all documented with copious links at the Truth About Kos.

Here is but a taste of what I discovered and published in the Indictment cited above and in subsequent posts at The Truth About Kos:
9). In fact, Mr. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA’s family owns a sumptuous and “exclusive” resort hotel and tourism conglomerate in El Salvador called the "Club Joya del Pacífico" (Club Jewel of the Pacific) a unit of which is the (Jaltepeque Suites Hotel).

10). Demonstrating his connection to these, what MAMZ has called "family business" interests, Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA invited his wife, friends and family to celebrate his honeymoon with him at the this Jaltepeque Suites Hotel after he was married in the year 2000. (For some reason, the original link no longer works. Fortunately, we have two screenshots from his wedding album, including their web addresses, to prove that the album was public before its significance was pointed out. And now it's gone.)
11). Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA ZÚÑIGA's "family business" actually received five million dollars in foreign investments between 1997 and 2000, immediately before the period in which MAMZ states that he sought work at the CIA because he was "underemployed, unemployed." Audiotape of 2006 Speech to the Commonwealth Club.

12). Carlos Alberto Delgado Zúñiga, the “family” member listed in government records as “manager” of the Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA’s hotel is also president of the “Junta Directiva” of the CÁMARA SALVADOREÑA DE TURISMO (CASATUR), the national tourism board of El Salvador, according to El Salvador's "La Prensa" newspaper. He has aggregated power in El Salvador through participation in a series of interlocking tourism-related directorates and has used this power to facilitate the destruction of the Jaltepeque Estuary by his hotel conglomerate, Club Jewel of the Pacific, even though the Jaltepeque Estuary is universally recognized by international groups as an endangered habitat for imperiled marine life. VII. MACROPOLITICAS, CONVENIOS INTERNACIONALES Y LEGISLACIÓN QUE INCIDE EN LAS ÁREAS DE CONSERVACION (VII. Macropolitics, International Conventions and Legislation Regarding Conservation)

When you consider just the facts above, it is obvious that MAMZ has been bold-facedly lying about the nature of his family's polticis and political influence in El Salvador. He told one Salvadoran newspaper, "I didn't come from a wealthy or influential family", but anyone in El Salvador who operates a hotel that charges 140 dollars per night for a room is someone who is extremely wealthy, because the cost of renting a room for ONE NIGHT is equal to about a tenth of the YEARLY per capita income in El Salvador.

MAMZ is a liar and there is no way of getting around that fact. You can excuse it, rationalize it or minimize it, but you can't deny that MAMZ said he came as an immigrant from a humble family when, in fact, he was born in Chicago and his family is one of the most influential famileis in El Salvador, with one member even participating in drafting tourism laws that the "family business," that is really a unit of the family's mega-real estate complex called Club Joya del Pacífico. 

You don't have to believe me.  Just look at the website and compare the telephone numbers and personnel.

As far as President Obama, I agree that we haven't seen people who know state senator or US Senator or President Obama coming forth with information that hurts his image. I think that's because the people whom Obama has met have been impressed with him, and he has gone out of his way to make important and well-placed friends while not making enemies.

Even though the media reported on Obama's unpaid parking tickets from his time at Harvard Law School and, of course, the comments of Pastor Wright, I think there just wasn't enough dirt about him to fill a flower pot. Otherwise, the Clintons would certainly have used it against Obama at some point in the Democratic Presidential Primaries.

I think the media hasn't told us any dirt about Obama because there is none to tell, except the normal sausage-making commitments that a politician has to make in order to win the support of Wall Street, Blacks, gays and labor unions all at the same time.

Obama's mother was, indeed, an international foundation staffer, but the media has looked into her background, met her parents, published photographs of her, and yet no one has come forward with any information that contradicts what Obama said in his autobiography.

That's doesn't mean that Obama's mother wasn't involved with the CIA, but anyone who wants to research what she did is welcomed to report back to all of us, I'm sure. I'd certainly like to know if she had more contacts than we've been told about.

Unlike Markos Moulitsas, who has never, ever named a single member of his birth family, we have met Obama's sister and learned about his father. President Obama's network is easy enough to follow through the friends he made at Harvard, at the University of Chicago, and in his private civil rights practice, as well as in his days as an organizer. And then he also had the network of his wife, who was well-connected in Illinois non-profit and public relations circles. President Obama ran for office four times, and there was ample opportunity to delve into his background, as the crap about his minister and that commie Smile leftist activist show. In fact, we know a lot about Obama, but no among the Republicans (who promised to tear the bark of Michael Dukakis) or the Democrats was able to find any real dirt on President Obama. Surely the Clintons tried and surely the Republicans did their opposition research.

The only thing they would not have used against Obama was if they discovered that his mother was CIA. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans would have spread that news and the media would have refused to report it. (Neither the Republicans not the Democrats have made an issue of Moulitsas' CIA contacts, even though mentioning those publicly acknowledged contacts would have the effect of driving a wedge between Moulitsas and half of his blog's participants as well as his supporters elsewhere. No political party or mainstream media outlet has addressed Markos Moulitsas' two years at the CIA, even though he has personally acknowledged on audiotape that he spent two years training with the CIA. And Democratic Party politicians still GO TO HIS ANNUAL MEETINGS!

Even though I was a long-time Clinton supporter who had always wanted Hillary to run for president, I voted for Senator Obama over Senator Clinton. Even though my skin is brown, like Senator Obama's I was notorious among Black bloggers and in the whitosphere for being a staunt Clinton supporter. However, when Hillary's campaign started telling people in Iowa that Obama was a Muslim, that annoyed me. When Clinton's New Hampshire campaign chairman announced that Obama had used cocaine AND that there were untold facts about him that would come out later (but that never were discovered), Clinton's campaign chairman rightly resigned. But his was the act of a surrogate for the campaign, following the orders of the Clinton campaign.

Then, Bill Clinton told voters that Obama had won South Carolina because Black presidential candidates always win South Carolina, like Jesse Jackson. That infuriated me and I decided that I couldn't support Clinton in 2008, in spite of all of the articles I had written at DailyKos (before I was banned) and elsewhere about the laudable things Bill and Hillary had done before 2008.

And then Clinton surrogate Erica Jong called Obama a "boy" at Huffington Post, while Geraldine Ferraro, another Clinton surrogate, opined that Obama had an advantage because his skin was brown.  After all of the above nonsense, I was ready to change sides and do everything in my power to prevent the Clintons from being rewarded for this attempt to color-arouse the electorate.

Had the Clintons succeeded, all Black candidates in the Democratic Party would have been subject to the same color-arousing tactics that the Clintons used in 2008.  It became more important to penalize Senator Hillary for her campaign tactics than it was to elect her president instead of Senator Obama.

I can even admit that I think wistfully that Hillary Clinton would have ended the war in Iraq somehow without expanding the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  If so, the US foreign policy for the Middle East would have been far more to my liking, with less deaths of US personnel and innocent civilians overseas.  I only wish that Hillary had run a campaign against Senator Obama instead of against the Black candidate for president.  Had she pretended not to notice the difference in color and sought to beat Obama based on her experience and the fact that she would bring peace more effectively than Obama has, I believe Hillary would have won the nomination.

However, as soon as Clinton began treating Obama like "the Black candidate," Blacks turned on Hillary in droves, which made it virtually impossible for her to win in places like South Carolina.  Many whites also turned against her, including Senator Ted Kennedy and most of his family, when Hillary referenced the assassination of John F. Kennedy as a rationale for not dropping her presidential candidacy, which was already all but dead.

When Blacks such as myself left Clinton, it was because she brought it upon herself.  She should have run the same campaign against Obama that she would have run against John Edwards, and then Hillary would have won the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

I would vote for Hillary in 2016 if she acknowledged and apologized for the fact that she treated Senator Obama like a Black man instead of like an American man.  She needs to admit that her surrogates thought they were helping her when everything her surrogates were saying was convincing Blacks to abandon Hillary's candidacy.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Rehabilitation of Markos Moulitsas

I published the following article on July16, 2007, while beginning to research and publish the Truth About Kos blog one article and research path at a time.  Although something seemed inherently fishy about this "Kos" character, it took a month of additional research before I could discover and publish , on July 8, 2007, "the shocking facts" contained in the explosive  article entitled, "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga by Justice and History."

The Indictment began as follows:
Having discovered that Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA, founder of DailyKos) has a long history of participation in and support update the "Ïndictment,"of the Republican Party and, moreover, trained with the US Central Intelligence Agency in 2001, now research into the life and history of Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑiGA has revealed and established the following facts and, therefore, justice and history now bring this twenty-four count indictment of Markos Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA [MAMZ]:
It was subsequently necessary to update the "The Indictment",  to include new sources, discoveries and citations, particularly as members of the blogging public, including Stu Piddy, read the transcript of MAMZ's speech to the Commonwealth Club and realized that if MAMZ's activities were as he said they were in the speech, then he must have trained and worked at the CIA for as much as two full years, between 2001 and 2003.  These discoveries all began with my gnawing desire to understand the man who said he was "Crashing the Gates" of the Democratic Party and the mainstream media in order to remake them in his own image.

I don`t think any of us expected to discover that he was doing so only after having been trained by the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  However, since the biography that MAMZ offered the world made no sense, it became necessary to research and explain the truth to the blogging and general public, by driving over eight hundred thousand Google hits that would be impossible to ignore.  (Some of the hits at Google for "Kos" and "CIA" relate too MAMZ's own statements on other issues rather than his professional involvement with the CIA.)

The Rehabilitation of Markos Moulitsas

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Today, Markos Moulitsas, is the doctrinaire leftist publisher of the DailyKos “progressive” anti-war blog, railing against the moderation of candidates like Hillary Rodham Clinton and Harold Ford. But in the 1980’s, Mr. Moulitsas was an unabashed Reagan Democrat, even working as a campaign aid to George H.W. Bush in the 1992 Presidential election.
Last year, in a piece Markos wrote for the Cato (libertarian) Institute, Markos acknowledged that the spent the 1980's as a Reagan Republican.
How did Markos achieve this stunning metamorphosis in just a few short years? Actually, nobody knows and Markos isn’t telling. He has told interviewers, improbably, that he last voted for the Republicans in 1992, because he suddenly realized that they didn’t support “states rights” as strongly as he would have liked. (See articles above.)
He said,
"We can fondly look back to a time [during the 1980's Reagan Administration] when Republicans spoke a good game on libertarian issues . . .[including] fealty to state rights . . ." The Case for the Libertarian Democrat (by Markos Moulitsas)
“States rights” is the right-wing proposition that the federal government lacks the Constitutional authority to oblige the states to integrate schools, oblige restaurants to serve Black patrons and mandate equal rights for the disabled. States rights was the clarion call of southern segregationists against integration of schools and restaurants.
Considering that, for Markos, part of the Republicans "speaking a good game" on libertarian issues consisted, in Markos’ words, of "fealty to states rights", clearly Markos is saying that he stopped supporting the Republicans because they stopped supporting states’ rights.
But, Markos' rejection of the Republicans today doesn’t make sense, because Republicans' dedication to states’ rights has not deminished. One would have thought that George H.W. Bush’s appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court would have satisfied Markos thirst for states rights jurisprudence on the US Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas is among the foremost proponents of states rights on the US Supreme Court.
E. J. Dion says,
What was once obvious is becoming painfully obvious again: The doctrine of states' rights, so often invoked as a principle, is almost always a pretext to deny the federal government authority to do things that conservatives dislike. These include expanding claims to individual rights, increasing protections for the environment and regulating business.
For example,
In the ground-breaking 2000 case, United States v. Morrison, the Supreme Court was presented with a constitutional challenge to 42 U.S.C. 13981, the provision of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) that gives victims of gender-motivated violence a private right of action against their assailants. In a 5-4 decision, the Court struck down the law, holding that the Commerce Clause did not provide Congress with the authority to enact the civil remedy portion of VAWA, since the provision was found not to be a regulation of activity that "substantially affected" interstate commerce; and secondly, because the enforcement clause of the Fourteenth Amendment did not provide Congress with authority to enact the provision . . .
With Thomas and four other justices declining to extend the enforcement clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to enact VAWA, "the unfortunate consequence of a series of political decisions harking back to Reconstruction" occurred, said Jack Balkin, a law professor at Yale. The 14th Amendment is arguably the natural home of civil rights legislation, as it guarantees equal citizenship, and it gives Congress power to enforce equality rights. Balkin elaborates, "We should recognize what the framers of the 14th Amendment intended: Congress has an independent power and obligation to promote and protect equal citizenship and civil rights." Therefore, if Congress believes that a law is necessary and proper to promote equal citizenship, it should have the power to pass it "without using the fiction that inequality affects interstate commerce."
. . . The effects of Morrison have undermined civil rights generally and women's safety issues in particular. "The Rehnquist Court's ruling in U.S. v. Morrison is a setback for women's rights and a triumph for those that seek to roll back 30 years of federal civil rights law under the guise of states' rights," said Kathy Rodgers. "The Court has slammed shut the courthouse door, wished women good luck, and sent us back to the states for justice."
With Clarence Thomas appointed to the US Supreme Court to uphold states’ rights, it hardly seems logical that Markos would have abandoned the Republicans who had done so much to revive “states rights” in the post Civil Rights era, particularly with the appoint of Clarence Thomas, the foremost advocate of states’ rights.
And therein lies the mystery of Markos. Why is he a Democrat at all, if he still supports states’ rights?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Visitor Asks, "Is Markos Moulitsas Openly Gay?"

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For instance, US Senator Larry Craig opposed gay rights at every turn before being caught by police soliciting gay sex in an airport bathroom.  It is in this context that we should read the letter below in which MAMZ opposed any and all gay participation in the Armed Forces.

"Is Markos Moulitsas openly gay," one visitor to the Truth About Kos asked, as recorded by the blog's Site Meter. As part of researching and editing "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History [now](Updated with Additional Information and Counts)," I read virtually every biographical article I could find on the Internet about Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) back in 2007.   At that time, I found no indication that MAMZ had openly acknowledged being gay at any time.

More than anything else, a letter that MAMZ wrote and published at his college newspaper has indelibly connected the name "Markos C. A. Moulitsas Zúñiga" with homosexuality in the minds of the blogging and reading public.  Initially, the public wanted to know whether MAMZ was gay.  Now, some of the public (that pays any attention to him) apparently has concluded that MAMZ is gay and they have moved on to the question of whether he is openly gay.

In researching "The Indictment of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA by Justice and History (Updated with Additional Information and Counts)," I, of course, read virtually every biological article that the mainstream newspapers and blogs had written, which articles were typically based exclusively on interviews with MAMZ himself.

I then began my own independent research and quickly found astounding facts, sources and issues that MAMZ had left out of those mainstream media interviews, including the articles and a letter to the editor that MAMZ had written when he was a student and participant in the Northern Illinois University's "Northern Star" student newspaper.

Among other strange opinions (for one who now claims to be a liberal), I discovered a letter to the editor, written by MAMZ in 1993, in which he expressed serious concerns about heterosexuality and homosexuality in the context of his experiences in the US Army.  MAMZ said he vehemently opposed ALL participation by homosexuals in the US Armed Forces, saying, "There is something inherently uncomfortable about it."

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In response to my research and the public reaction to the letter itself, MAMZ was forced to acknowledge at his DailyKos blog that that he had been "an idiot" for espousing the conservative beliefs that he admitted to having held at least until he voted for Republican President George H. W. Bush in 1992.  He acknowledged he had been "an idiot" when he opposed gay rights, and when MAMZ supported Republican President Ronald Reagan, and when MAMZ was a Republican precinct captain for Republican Representative Henry Hyde, who led the House impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.  (Rep. Hyde was also a vehement anti-abortion activist in the Congress.).  See "Kos Acknowledges Truth About Kos." 

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With the discovery that MAMZ had been the 1980's and 1990's equivalent of a US Army Hitler Youth, it was nonetheless the letter expressing such angst about the hurt masculinity of those such as himself who spent time with naked gays that has caused so many people suspect that MAMZ himself is gay.  Most people understand by now that there is a connection between publicly vehemently hating gays and privately loving and desiring them.  "Is Markos Moulitsas (DailyKos) a Closeted Gay Homophobe Blogger?"

One study,using electronic penis engorgement sensors, showed that the men who most vehemently oppose homosexuals and homosexuality are also men who show the most penis engorgement while viewing men engaged in explicit homosexual sex acts. For instance, US Senator Larry Craig opposed gay rights at every turn before being caught by police soliciting gay sex in an airport bathroom.

In other words, the more a person hates and/or fears gays and publicly oppose gay rights, the more the public should investigate that person's own sexuality to determine whether his/her professed attitude toward gays is merely a way of distracting attention from his own homosexuality and, some say effeminate behavior, by targeting others for being gay.

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Ex Idaho Senator Larry Craig Opposed Gay Rights, 
Sought Sex with Men in Airport Bathroom.

It is in this context that we should read the letter in which MAMZ opposed any and all gay participation in the Armed Forces.  I quote the entire letter below so that members of the public who are asking, "Is Markos Moulitsas openly gay?" can find this letter in Google searches and decide for themselves whether his position on gay rights (when he was 22 years old and  he was trained by the CIA before he announced that he was a progressive) is relevant to questions about MAMZ's own sexuality.

Military right

Publish Date:  01/25/1993
It’s truly disturbing how much ado has been made over Bill Clinton’s campaign promise to lift the ban on homosexuals from the U.S. military. It’s ironic how it has taken a president who has never served in the military to make a promise that affects the military in such a negative manner. Those who have served in the military, such as myself, understand the demands and pressures of military life are incompatible with allowing integration with homosexuals.
I’m neither socially conservative or prejudiced, and neither is liberal columnist Mike Royko, Gen. Colin Powell, and influential liberal Democrats Sam Nunn and Les Aspin, all who’ve come out against lifting the ban. Under military circumstances, as much has to be done as possible to focus the unit’s mission and keep disciplinary problems to a minimum.
Worrying about whether the known homosexual sleeping next to you is watching as you change your underwear may seem trivial as you read this, but to the soldier who’s short-tempered after three weeks in the field and four hours of daily sleep, it becomes a matter of great importance to his pride and sensibilities.
And in any case, there aren’t many people who would change clothes in a group of co-workers if members of the opposite sex were in the same room watching. There is something inherently uncomfortable about it. Such fears would go a long way in disrupting efficiency and morale in a unit.

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I have stated before that, with MAMZ ostensibly "Crashing the Gates" of the Democratic Party, it should be of far greater concern to progressives and Democrats that MAMZ has acknowledged, on an audiotape, (see Transcript) that he was training to be a "secret agent" in "clandestine services" at the US CIA during 2002, when he started the supposedly "leftist," "liberal," "progressive" DailyKos blog.  This one fact brings into question all that MAMZ has said about himself and politics since then and before then, and also leads us to question the motivation of his letter publicly professing his "inherently uncomfortable" relationship with gays.

To this day, MAMZ has wrapped himself in the trappings of marriage and fatherhood, as did Senator Larry Craig, but MAMZ has not publicly and directly stated that he gay or that he is not gay.  He has said, however, that joining the US Army was something he did, or was glad he did, in order to remove doubts about his manhood.
But basic training was the best thing to ever happen to me. They say they break you down in basic training so they can rebuild you into a real man.  "The Soldier in Me," Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga, The American Prospect, April 16, 2006.
Particularly with MAMZ saying, "There's a reason most vets running for office this year are running as Democrats," readers perceive his ambition for public office and/or power.  Each day people Google MAMZ to find out, "Is Markos Moulitsas openly gay," and then they come to the Truth About Kos blog.

MAMZ claims that he was unmanly when he joined the army, but then he got a "rebuild" and came out a "real man.'  In light of his letter to the editor, the public wants to understand what "rebuild" MAMZ got while living in the military's all-male dormitories, and whether the experience really changed MAMZ in the ways he claims it did.  His letter to the editor shows that Army basic training really did not resolve all of his issues in this regard.

Monday, June 7, 2010

CIA-Trained DailyKos Owner "Admits Slip-Up on Calling Turkey an Arab Country"

According to Politifact.Com blogger Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga, (MAMZ) who acknowledges having been trained by the CIA for two years in Washington, nonetheless stated incorrectly in a television talking heads appearance that Turkey was an Arab country. Politifact says:
During the June 6, 2010, edition of ABC's This Week, Markos Moulitsas, who publishes the liberal blog Daily Kos, joined a roundtable discussion that touched on Israel's decision earlier this month to send commandos to board a flotilla carrying aid and activists in defiance of an Israeli blockade of Gaza. The commandos clashed with some of those on board, and the raid ended with nine people dead.
During the interview, Politifact says that MAMZ said:
I mean, the fact is whether Israel had the right to do what it did or not, they handled it so poorly that they basically alienated much of the world. They alienated an important Arab ally in Turkey, and they put the United States in a really difficult position.
MAMZ knows how to talk like a liberal/leftist/progressive, (as he well should after admittedly training with the CIA for two years), even though his personal and family history and trail of lies about his own background prove that he is nothing more than a CIA-trained impostor of a liberal. 

What this case shows, if nothing else, is that Moulitsas Zúñiga has convinced some of the media to refer to him using only his father's last name, which removes him from the contentious discussion of why the family businesses on his mother's Zúñiga side of the family, including Carlos Eduardo Delgado Zúñiga received a one million dollar loan guarantee from the United States Government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) (see OPIC press release referring to the Baja Salt Group) Moulitsas Zúniga himself claimed to be a poor  immigrant. 

("Yo no tengo dinero.  Yo no vengo de una familia rico o poderos. Era inmigrante nos Estados Unidos . . ." )  [I don't have money.  I do not come from a rich or powerful family.  I was an imigrant in the United States.]

Moulitsas desires to distance himself from the international activities of his mother's side of the family, in El Salvador, because one prominent member of that side of the family has been associated with a pro-business group that the CIA calls a right-wing pressure group, associated with death squads.

It is certain understandable why MAMZ would like to disassociate himself from the Salvadoran oligarchy side of his family, given all of the above and the degree to which it disproves much of what MAMZ has said about himself.  However, in this case, failing to also use the Latin-American "Zúñiga" last name in reference to the son has the effect of making it harder to study and become astounded by the enormous wealth and shocking associations of his mother's Zúñiga side of the family.

What Politifact should have pointed out is the strange tendency of the media to call DailyKos a liberal blog, even though its owner admits that he was in training at the CIA when he started the blog, and he has a long history of Republican Party affiliation, voting and campaign work. He admittedly voted for the election of George H.W. Bush against Bill Clinton in 1992 and then ridiculed President Bill Clinton in 1993 for his efforts to open the US military to service by openly gay persons.