May 4, 2005

hook, line and sinker...

PowerLine is deconstructing the stories of much-feted-by-leftists anti-war activist Delgado....

...What bothers me, though, is that Herbert apparently made no attempt to verify Delgado's charges. Delgado describes horrifying conduct by American G.I.s, and says it occurred routinely. Conveniently, however, he never names names--never identifies the soldier who whipped Iraqis with an antenna, or kicked a six year old boy in the stomach, or shot unarmed prisoners. So it's hard to know exactly where to go for the other side of the story. Still, it would have been easy to call the 320th and go from there. I suspect that anyone Herbert talked to would have something to say about Delgado and his sensational charges.

There are at least three reasons why Herbert should have checked out the other side of the story before swallowing Delgado's story hook, line and sinker.....

Haven't we heard all this before? Guy named Kerry was cheered and celebrated by the anti-war crowd when he said our soldiers routinely committed war crimes? Of course the stories were lies, and have been thoroughly debunked, but they are still believed by a certain sort. And Kerry actually ran for President. And if we hadn't had the New Media and the Internet to give the Swift Boat vets a voice, he might be President....

Posted by John Weidner at May 4, 2005 12:03 PM
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