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Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp -- still wondering about the MFA

As noted in an update to the post below, there is now a name. I think the money quote is:

My pieces were always intended to provide my discreet view of the war; they were never intended as a reflection of the entire U.S. Military. I wanted Americans to have one soldier's view of events in Iraq.

Uh Huh. Discrete. Not intended to reflect on the entire military. Right. Looks like some of the milblog analysis as to possible unit was pretty close if not spot on. As I said below, let the Truth be out. Despite what is being said by TNR about the stories being checked to see if they passed a smell test, the fact is that numerous veterans, veterans of Iraq, and those current serving in Iraq (despite what one suddenly appearing commentor says) said the stories did not pass the smell test. When something creates that large a smell, it needs to be checked. Are they real? Is the author just one of the BS artists/serial complainers/etc.? Well, it was clear they were a BS artist, but... Now that the author has stepped forward, the stories can be checked, verified, and whatever actions are appropriate taken. Let the Truth be out, for we will all be better for it.


UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has a good good roundup on this "dung beetle" (borrowing from Uncle J). Complainer? Check. BS artist? Check (Dusty, I've noted that one before and have a number of things I want to say about him, but Matt has a bar of soap for my mouth if I use that language here). Jimbo has a good smackdown above. Well, Bleu Beau has his wish. He is now living in interesting times, and come to the attention of important and powerful people. May it deliver all he deserves.

UPDATE II: You have got to be kidding me! Did Valerie Plame clone herself??? Also, TNR seems much more interested in plugging leaks than in doing all that rigorous fact checking they've been talking about. Think any credibility Bleu Beau and TNR may have had (tenuous at best) has just gone up in smoke. Expect even larger amounts of chickenhawk and consipracy chaff to be thrown out in a desperate attempt to break lock...