Monday, September 10, 2007
RE: "no credible evidence that TNR made any attempt at fact checking prior to publishing the articles. Furthermore, not one of the soldiers interviewed under oath in the investigation corroborated Beauchampís story." [W. Thomas Smith Jr.]
Kathryn, for me it's as simple as this: No matter who said what, who fact-checked or did not, who corroborated what, and how much Franklin Foer may be a gentleman, a good editor, and a straight-shooter (and he may well be for all I know) — and I wasn't there with Scott Thomas Beauchamp when the things he alleged happened supposedly happened — but I do know this: It would have been virtually impossible for the things Beauchamp said happened to have played out the way he says they did.
That's they bottom line for me, and — without exception — every single soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine I've discussed it with.
It has nothing to do with the politics of the Iraq war. It has everything to do with someone trying to tell you it's a beautiful, sunny, cloudless day outside when you know for a fact it's raining. Or vice versa.
Editor’s note: Please see this note.
09/10 11:28 AMShare