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IVAW Jettisons Macbeth
Posted by: Dale Franks on Friday, May 26, 2006

The organization Iraq Veterans Against The War has given Jesse Macbeth a Dishonorable Discharge:
Questions have been raised about Jesse MacBeth and his claims of service in Iraq. MacBeth came to Iraq Veterans Against the War in January 2006 asking for help, and the organization and its members extended itself to help him in various ways. Assisting veterans is one of the founding principles of IVAW and it is a mission that we take seriously. After looking into his recent claims, we have learned that Jesse is not what he represented himself to be. Accordingly, IVAW does not in any way endorse Jesse MacBeth or any of his accounts involving military service. He — and he alone — is responsible for them. IVAW was not aware of the creation of the video program featuring MacBeth, and did not authorize use of our logo in the program.
P.S. IVAW did not perform any due diligence whatsoever to ensure that Macbeth was actually a veteran of Iraq.

Perhaps they'll learn some lessons from this.
 
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"IVAW did not perform any due diligence"

Sounds just like VVAW.
 
Written By: pst314
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Not only did they not do the due dilligence, but as veterans, whatever their opinion of the war, shouldn’t they have protested his claims?! They were there, they know how our soldiers have generally comported themselves. One can be against the war without endorsing any claim about it, either explicitly or tacitly by allowing those associated with you (actually, even if they are not) to make horrendous lies on your behalf. War opponents more than others should be fighting such stories if they want to make this about principled opposition to how the armed forces are being utilized rather than just a political smear.
 
Written By: Lance
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What are the chances they’ll check out the bona fides of *all* their members? Wanna bet how many more are fakes?
 
Written By: JorgXMcKie
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Jorg, that sounds like a project for Charles Johnson and his band of bouncing footballs (and I say that with all respect).
 
Written By: Achillea
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And what about the bona fides of Jessica Lynch? You wingnuts fell all over yourselves accepting them, now didn’t you? And what of the Army’s lies about how Pat Tillman died? Nary a peep from your side.

And now we have the unfolding tale of marines massacring 24 Iraqis, lying about it, and then seeking to sweep it under the carpet. Bona fides? Yeah, let’s talking about checking the bona fides.

Or, as your Liar-in-Chief would put it: "Bring it on."
 
Written By: CW
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Achiellea, the proper term for Charles Johnson’s commentators is Lizaroids. I believe I’m Lizaroid #412.
 
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