Comments: Hatley Convicted of Murder; Beauchamp Still a Fantasist

I was wondering if you were going to address the fact that during Hatley's trial, the other soldiers were describing the same frustrations and similar acts that Beauchamp was describing in his articles. There is also the fact that the person who discredited Beauchamp the most (along side a gay porn star) turned out to be a cold blooded murderer and actually kind of a psycho (unless you think shooting innocent men in the back of the head a sane act). Or that Scott has actually gone up in rank since all of those allegations were made but still never recanted anything he said. I always found that interesting. I'm not sure why the military would promote a man who made up stories and then wouldn't take them back. You'd think they'd probably want to punish him in some way...weird...

Must be those "flaws" in the judicial system.

Posted by Madi at April 17, 2009 11:18 PM

Utterly amazing.

Posted by Dan at April 17, 2009 11:20 PM

Madi - It would have useful for you to have read the post before making such an embarrassing comment.

Posted by daleyrocks at April 18, 2009 03:40 PM

Madi - It would have useful for you to have read the post before making such an embarrassing comment.

Posted by daleyrocks at April 18, 2009 03:40 PM

The leftosphere is out in full force on our blog for the same reason, raising the level of discourse by dismissing anyone who disagrees with us as "wingnuts".

They're infested the comments of ExJon's post here ( http://www.exurbanleague.com/2007/07/27/beauchump.aspx ), and I have a rebuttal here ( http://exurbanleague.com/2009/04/18/into-the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-the-moonbats.aspx ).

Posted by Exurbankevin at April 18, 2009 06:55 PM

Can we get Franklin Foer on the record? We really need to hear from TNR on this.

That would be funny.

Posted by Pablo at April 19, 2009 10:17 AM

Confederate Yankee,

I take issue with the latter part of this comment:

"Like all of Beauchamp's wannabe defenders, these bloggers and others have overinflated Hatley's importance. Hatley's email on SFC McElroy's blog was a character reference we now know to be worthless."

The character reference given by 1SG Hatley in the e-mail is in response to Beauchamp's wild-assed stories and broad-brushed condemnation of the fellow Soldiers in his unit. Beauchamp was and is a punk. He finally admitted he lied, but not before he fed the maws of the anti-military/anti-war moonbats. I also had correspondence with Major Kirk Luedeke, the Public Relations Officer,who explained Beauchamp's antics in detail.

Put this in its proper perspective: 1SG Hatley's squad did not go into a village and select unarmed civilians for a summary execution. They chased down four armed terrorists who FIRED at them; capturing them as well as finding their weapons cache. In retrospect, they should have saved themselves the trouble and killed them on the spot.

SFC Cheryl McElroy
US ARMY (RET)

Posted by sfcmac at April 20, 2009 11:14 AM