Friday, October 5, 2007

Phony Soldiers

The news has been chock-full of phony soldier talk this week. Congressional Democrats, the mainstream media, and many other Liberals have been beside themselves with feigned outrage over an offhand comment made by Rush. Like almost every issue that the Left claims is a world shattering crisis, this one too is pure poppycock. So, read this now and thank me later, I have no intention of rehashing this silly story.

And forget about the phony soldier who appears in the photo. I just put that in because I think Klurch is hot.

No, the phony soldier I want to discuss is of much more recent vintage, and is quite a bit less Frankensteinian.

I'm going to step aside for just a second and allow the Seattle Times to introduce you--or reintroduce you--to one Jesse MacBeth...


Jesse MacBeth stoked opposition to the Iraq war in 2006 when he spoke out about atrocities he committed as a U.S. Army Ranger serving as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

MacBeth, 23, of Tacoma, claimed to have killed more than 200 people, many at close range, some as they prayed in a mosque. He spoke at an anti-war rally in Tacoma and appeared in a 20-minute anti-war video that circulated widely on the Internet.

Trouble is, none of MacBeth's claims was true. He made it through only six weeks of Army basic training, was never a Ranger and never set foot in Iraq.

...a skinny 23-year-old with close-cropped hair and a goatee...


Well, that's pretty much all you need to know about Jesse MacBeth, hero of the Left. Oh, except this one thing. Jesse MacBeth's original surname is Al-Zaid. Maybe the Seattle Times described Al-Zaid as skinny because they didn't know how to spell swarthy.

1 comment:

The Archduke of Arrogance said...

The honest far lefties are not afraid to say that it is not about truth or reality, it is about feeeelings. So, in order to understand them we must not focus on whether or not any of this really happened. Ask yourself how you felt when poor Jesse placed the hot muzzle of his imaginary rifle against the imaginary foreheads of the imaginary Iraqi civilians and pulled the imaginary trigger 200 times at the behest of his imaginary commanders. If that doesn't make you weep for, and then screech at, our vile country the you just don't get it. Remember, in order to properly hate America and all it stands for, we must cast aside archaic words like truth,reality, justice and honor. And until we do, GAIA, the goddess of earth will continue to sob uncontrollably at the devastation we have caused.

WQW, just pretending to think like one of them makes me feel dirty. I have to go take a shower now.