Will wingnut Steve Beren apologize for calling our troops bloodthirsty homicidal maniacs?

Steve Beren is a low-rent David Horowitz wannabe; he was an anti-war activist during the Vietnam war, he organized for the Socialist Workers' Party until 1990 and then he became a born again Christian in the mid-1990s and started moving rightward. The September 11 attacks then pushed him into the fringes of the eliminationist set, where he now enjoys life as a raving Islamophobic wingnut with no regard whatsoever for reality.

He's running as a Republican -- of course -- to represent Washington state's 7th Congressional District. Next Tuesday he'll be toasted by Jim McDermott, who's never won less than 70 percent of the vote in any of his nine previous House races. Next Wednesday, Beren will go back to his work for an Internet marketing firm and hopefully we won't be hearing anything more from him.

In the meantime, he appears to have worked a snippet from an article of mine, in which I quoted McDermott, into his latest stump speech.

Of the GOP's latest attempt to distract, he bloviates:

[John] Kerry's comments come as no surprise, but they do reflect an antagonism, arrogance, and elitism to those who protect our freedoms.

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