Tuesday, August 07, 2007

"Shock Troops" Author Recants

This according to the Weekly Standard:

THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned from a military source close to the
investigation that Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp--author of the much-disputed
"Shock Troops" article in the New Republic's July 23 issue as well as two
previous "Baghdad Diarist" columns--signed a sworn statement admitting that all
three articles he published in the New Republic were exaggerations and
falsehoods--fabrications containing only "a smidgen of truth," in the words of
our source.
Separately, we received this statement from Major Steven F. Lamb,
the deputy Public Affairs Officer for Multi National Division-Baghdad:
investigation has been completed and the allegations made by PVT Beauchamp were
found to be false. His platoon and company were interviewed and no one could
substantiate the claims."

We're still waiting on the New Republic to apologize to our troops, and being so quick to believe almost any lie told about our warriors on the frontlines. This has been the problem with the MSM throughout this war.