Ed Driscoll

Saving Private Beauchamp

Or not–as Ed Morrissey writes:

Matt Drudge has announced his acquisition of documents from the Army investigation into allegations of misconduct made by Private Scott Beauchamp, and they make The New Republic look like the Nixon administration for stonewalling. He provides PDFs of the documents as support as well. Beauchamp admitted to investigators that he made up most of the stories, including the most disturbing tale of troops harassing a disfigured woman, as well as running over dogs in armored personnel carriers. Why did Beauchamp tell these lies? He had literary aspirations and didn’t mind libeling his comrades to achieve them.

Much more at Hot Air and Pajamas. And while Drudge has removed the PDF files that Ed mentions above, note that Charles Johnson has them available for downloading.