Monday, August 13, 2007

More on Scott Beauchamp

Here's the New Republic's latest word on l'Affaire Scott Beauchamp, the soldier in Iraq who has been writing dispatches for TNR. TNR stands by its confirming of most of the events described with five other soldiers, but it notes that "[a]lthough the Army says it has investigated Beauchamp's article and has found it be be false, it has refused our -- and others -- requests to share any information or evidence from its investigation. What's more, the Army has rejected our requests to speak to Beauchamp himself."

Despite a Weekly Standard report saying Beauchamp has "recanted," TNR is not convinced, saying Beauchamp told them in July that he had signed several statements under pressure but they didn't contradict his articles. So far TNR is standing by them

I'm not sure what to believe. I certainly agree with TNR's call for the Army "to make public Beauchamp's statements and the details of its investigation" and to allow media outlets to speak to him.

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