SCOTT THOMAS BEAUCHAMP FOLLOWUP….Hmmm. The Scott Thomas Beauchamp affair continues to get murkier. A few days ago the New Republic reported that five members of Beauchamp’s unit had confirmed the anecdotes he included in his July “Baghdad Diarist” feature, but apparently the Army disagrees. According to Matt Sanchez, the 4th IBCT Public Affairs Office claims that after a weeklong investigation Beauchamp’s anecdotes were “refuted by members of his platoon and proven to be false.” Confederate Yankee has a followup email from Col. Steven Boylan, Public Affairs Officer for Gen. David Petraeus, saying that “members of Thomas’ platoon and company were all interviewed and no one could substantiate his claims.”
It is, of course, possible that members of Beauchamp’s unit told different stories depending on who was asking the questions. Who knows? In any case, apparently this story isn’t dead yet. More later if anything interesting pops up.