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TBogg is tired of the conservative machismo from the right blogosphere.  It’s thinly-masked fear used as a moral justification for sacrificing our hard-fought constitutional liberties:

Now I may not be as "emotionally or morally sophisticated" as Roger L Simon, but then I didn’t spend the afternoon of 9/11 flushing away my beliefs and convictions in a piddle-stained panic. So please spare me the "cojones" and "cowardice" locker room speech from the man who is one car backfire away from turning into a fedora floating in a puddle of pee.

You wanna run into the arms of the big strong steely-eyed rocket man? Be my guest. But when he picks your pocket, steals your car and leaves you high and dry in some cheap motel near Waco, don’t come crying to me.

Kos adds:

These blowhards pretend they are macho even as they piddle on themselves in abject terror from every "boo!" that comes out of Osama Bin Laden’s mouth. They like to speak about how tough they are, even though they send others to fight their battles and couldn’t last a day in places like Iraq, or Sudan, or the El Salvador of my youth, or any other war-torn nation.


The breathtaking cowardice of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists knows no bounds. They hide behind the American flag and our genuinely brave men and women in uniform. It’s bad enough that they wouldn’t deign to join the boots in the ground in Iraq. But now they make a mockery of our Constitution, for the very values that motivated our Founding Fathers to put their lives on the line to combat the unchecked powers of the British monarchy.

MORE:  Digby sez:

"All those fine words about the rule of law safeguarding our liberties, the arbitrary exercise of power and Bunker Hill, Lexington and Normandy went right out the window on 9/11. That was when Henry [Hyde] and the rest of his stalwart defenders of the rule of law promptly wet their pants and then let their president use the constitution to clean up the puddle."

And James Wolcott sums it all with the best idea of all:

In fact, my policy is to refer to the warbloggers in 2006 as "bedwetters."

UPDATE:  Kos’ post strikes a nerve with conservative milbloggers.  In fact, Paul from Powerline responds to Kos by turning himself into a puddle of piddle (thus proving Kos’ point) when he worries about al Qaeda’s ability to commit mass murder on scales greater than 9/11.