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Friday, June 8, 2007

You’re Not Helping, Private

posted by on June 8 at 13:24 PM

Jesse MacBeth is a crusader against the war after what he saw firsthand as a solider in Ir- oh wait.

MacBeth, 23, of Tacoma, claimed to have killed more than 200 people, many at close range, some as they prayed in a mosque. He spoke at an antiwar rally in Tacoma and appeared in a 20-minute antiwar video that circulated widely on the internet.

Trouble is, none of MacBeth’s claims was true. He made it through only six weeks of army basic training, was never a Ranger and never set foot in Iraq.

The last thing the antiwar movement needs is key antiwar testimony from pathological liars.

Yes, I know everyone on our side is not a liar and some of the stories are true. But this sort of thing is meat in the Republican shark tank.

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Wow. He's a lot like Michael Moore. They should buttfuck.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 8, 2007 1:30 PM

Which raises a question... he was able to get the government to give him disability benefits, but doesn't the VA and DOD computers sync up at some point? I mean, WTF. Oh, wait, this is the same gov't run by GWBUSH-League appointees. Will that gravy train ever run out?

Posted by phenics | June 8, 2007 1:48 PM

Point of order: It was liberal, anti-war activists who doubted and began investigating him (aside from the boneheads who put him in a video without checking his story). Months ago. So, meat in the shark tank, but he wasn't exactly one of us.

Posted by Switzerblog | June 8, 2007 2:21 PM

So, once again, @3, it shows that neoncons will believe any lie, but it's hard to snooker us libs.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 8, 2007 2:38 PM

Indeed, Switz, I don't deny that. The issue is not with liberals, but with lies and the lying liars that tell them... and the righties who will take crap like this and run with it.

Posted by Gomez | June 8, 2007 2:48 PM

Doesn't matter what your politics are, or even if you support or oppose the war, this jackass is an embarassment to all of us and belongs in jail.

Posted by Grover | June 9, 2007 3:00 PM

Phenics, the VA computers don't even synch up with each other. I'll bet the VA has ten data systems, and the DOD has a thousand. Integrating the computer networks of government is impossible -- that's what the FBI said when they gave up after spending FOUR BILLION DOLLARS on theirs....

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