Shock Troops

QandO reports “More information continues to come out of Iraq concerning the three stories The New Republic published entitled “Shock Truths”. Michael Goldfarb has done yoeman’s work keeping up with all of this.”

McQ provides several good examples that illustrate how an appropriate skepticism needs to qualify the stories one hears. The stories are of the ‘baby killer’ type that are important to those who consider the military with contempt. There may be a grain of truth behind the allegations somewhere but there is good reason to doubt the overall veracity of the stories about contemptible soldier behavior.

It appears that the real shock troops are The New Republic and its ilk in the media. This is just another episode in a long line of misrepresentation that taints the current discourse.

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