Wednesday, August 8, 2007

TCV Exclusive: New Republic Publishes Phony Stories About US Military Misconduct in Iraq

by Jim Kouri - NEW YORK -- Fox News and the NY Times reports that 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 were exaggerations and falsehoods -- fabrications containing only "a smidgen of truth," in the words of a source.

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
In all fairness to the New Republic, I think they are getting a bit of a bad deal here. They printed something that they thought to be true and could not have known that the story was made up by this Army Private.


Conservative Blogger said...

Less drugs..more thought please.

lasermike026 said...

I'm just trying to understand why all positions you support are the positions of some other rich guy. Shouldn't you support you own interests?

Conservative Blogger said...

Lasermike I have once again had to delete your non-sensical rants. Please feel free to post along the topics. If you want to start your own topic I am open to your thoughts or you could always start your own blog. As to your point about the views I support here is my response:

I am by no means listing every single thing I believe in on this blog. I am however, try to post about topics that catch my eye or I have a particular passion about at any given time. The views I state are MY OWN. If I agree with someone else I certainly don't check to see what their income is before I decide whethere I agree with their opinion. Read the intro at the top of the page. This is a conservative blog because I'm a conservative..get it?...:)

lasermike026 said...

Really? Where is you code of conduct or are you just a wimpy conservative? It is what I've come to expect.

Conservative Blogger said...

If you need a code of conduct that probably says volums about you. If I actually need to say that a post ought to have some connection to the topic and make at least a little bit of sense, then there I have done so. The bar for posting is not really very high but you do have to try at least a little bit.

2 Cents said...

1) Although lasermike is nonsensical, he has a point on how conservatives are viewed by most moderates and liberals. You are willing to fight (and your leadership is willing to fight as long as they don't have to) as long as you have the superiority of weapons, and manpower. You can't stand free thought and can't stand a hard fight;

2) A code of conduct just ensures everyone knows where they stand in posting. Is this a free thought blog or is it more conservative, "believe what I say or shut up"?

3) Remember, the conservative movement is nearly dead, owned by right wing radicals who detest free thought, religious freedom (unless it is their own religion) and the separation of church and state. Bush has killed a once proud movement, as have the radical conservative thinkers (isn't that an oxymoron? conservative thinker?) who have turned the conservative movement into a whiny liberal looking farce of extremism.

You should thank Limbaugh and O'Rielly for proving the hypocrisy of today's conservatism and the fact that the more they talk the more people shy away from their points of view.