The Strange Case of Nick Berg--Regular Updates
The young man who was beheaded in that disgusting video turns out to be quite an enigma. His father is apparently a left-wing whacko
Berg described the Patriot Act as a "coup d'etat." He added: "It's not the same America I grew up in."
I've discussed these attitudes before. The left wing can never quite come to terms with how it feels about America's past. Most of the time, they think it was awful--filled with racism, and sexism and exploitation of the workers. But mention the Patriot Act, and suddenly the tune becomes "They're changing my country!"
"My son died for the sins of George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. This administration did this," Berg said in an interview with radio station KYW-AM.
Well, of course, blaming the people who actually committed the crime is not nuanced enough for Mr Berg.
In the interview from outside his home in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a seething Michael Berg also said his 26-year-old son, a civilian contractor, probably would have felt positive, even about his executioners, until the last minute.
"I am sure that he only saw the good in his captors until the last second of his life," Berg said. "They did not know what they were doing. They killed their best friend."
This betrays a simple misunderstanding of Arab terrorists. Nick Berg was a Jew and an American, ergo he was the enemy of the terrorists.
And what about this
At one point during the bus ride, Berg said, the man sitting next to his son asked if he could use Nick's laptop computer.
"It turned out this guy was a terrorist and that he, you know, used my son's e-mail, amongst many other people's e-mail who he did the same thing to," Berg said.
Government sources said Berg gave the man his password, which was later used by Moussaoui, the sources said.
Update: How about this quote from the elder Mr. Berg:
"Nicholas Berg died for the sins of George Bush and (Defense Secretary) Donald Rumsfeld," Michael Berg, visibly upset, told ABC television.
"The al-Qaeda people are probably just as bad as they are, but this administration did this," he said.
AQ just as bad as Bush and Rumsfeld? CAIR will no doubt be protesting this hate speech soon!