Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Then get the same cat to search us.

Josh does a take down of the wankosphere's recent conclusions about Scott Beauchamp. In summary:

Maybe Beauchamp was always a teller of tales. He wouldn't be the first nor even the first to have wormed his way into the pages of The New Republic. But it's hard not to have some suspicion that the Army has put itself in charge of investigating charges which, if true, would be deeply embarrassing to the Army; that it has provided itself a full exoneration through an investigation, the details of which it will not divulge; and it has chosen to use as its exclusive conduit for disseminating information about the case, The Weekly Standard, a publication which can at best be described as a charged partisan in the public controversy about the case.

This hardly inspires much confidence.


Swinebread said...

Same-o, same-o

These stories will come out at some point or another
just like Vietnam.

Don Snabulus said...

War is hell. People in its throes do hideous things to one another. Those who think otherwise are willfully ignorant. It doesn't mean there aren't heroes and good people fighting out there, it just means there ARE bad ones.

The only reason this story is revelatory is because our news is completely sanitized of reality. It is a war without bodies and without refugee camps. The news reports the numbers, but never the people.

Dean Wormer said...

You guys are both right.

That's why this whole thing is so nuts. The Right seems to be flipping out at the very idea that U.S. troops could do bad stuff, not necessarilly the Beauchamp stuff in particular.

That anyone could still have a John Wayne view of war is just beyond me. How crazy do you have to be?