Posted by Curt on 6 August, 2007 at 7:55 pm. 6 comments already!

The story is coming to a close:

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:

An 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.

According to the military source, Beauchamp’s recantation was volunteered on the first day of the military’s investigation.

Of course don’t tell The New Republic this.  They verified everything the loser said. 

They can’t be faulted too much tho seeing as how his stories fit in so well with the narrative of the Iraq war they believe in so fervently.  Our soldiers just HAVE to be bloodthirsty ignorant robots.  Just like Three Kings told them they were.

One more made up story on top of the piles of made up stories from our media and the left. 

Want to learn more about those stories?  Check out the Media Mythbusters wiki here.

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