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Monday, May 21, 2007

He Lied, Now He'll Be Tried...'s a beautiful day when a lying sack of moonbat guano gets his comeuppance:

SEATTLE — A man who tried to position himself as a leader of the anti-war movement by claiming to have participated in war crimes while serving in Iraq is facing federal charges of falsifying his record.

Jesse Adam Macbeth, 23, formerly of Phoenix, garnered attention on blogs and in some alternative media after he began claiming in 2005 to have been awarded a Purple Heart for his service, which he said included slaughtering innocents in a Fallujah mosque. His story was contradicted by his discharge form, showing that he was kicked out of the Army after six weeks at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2003 because of his “entry level performance and conduct.”
MacBeth was the darling of anti-war groups like IVAW, and made such lovely accusations as this gem:

“We would burn their bodies ... hang their bodies from the rafters in the mosque,”
IVAW, to their credit, removed his claims when it was 'discovered' they were false. Of course, Michelle Malkin, milbloggers, and most people with a grip knew he was lying his keester off from the get-go...

So, appropriately enough, now everyone knows that MacBeths' load of rot was "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Macbeth (Act V, Scene V).

And more than likely, it's on to the next complete liar for the anti-war crowd.

Wonder what John Kerry's doing these days?

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QUESTIONING — U.S. Army soldiers attached to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, question an Iraqi civilian during the search for three missing soldiers in the streets of Yusifiyah, Iraq, May 16, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.

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In Today's News - Monday, May 21, 2007

Quote of the Day
"A good plan, violently executed now,
is better than a perfect plan next week."

-- General George S. Patton

News of NoteOperation Iraqi Freedom
Seven GIs, Interpreter Killed in Iraq
Gunmen kill 7 on bus headed to Baghdad
U.S. Restarting Iraqi Factories

Operation Enduring Freedom
25 Suspected Taliban Killed in Afghanistan
Bomber kills 10, wounds dozens in Afghanistan - Video

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Lebanese Troops Tighten Siege
Failed German Train Bomb Suspect Killed in Lebanon
More clashes in Lebanon - Video
Factbox: Facts about militant group Fatah al-Islam
Israel pounds Gaza, threatens to kill Hamas leaders - Video
Palestinian Rockets Hit Southern Israel
CIA briefing SEC monthly on terrorists: Barron's

Troops on Trial
Vets More Likely Jailed for Sex Crimes

Other Military News
Bill Expands VA Loans, School Benefits

Worldwide Wackos
Iran: Arabs should back nuclear program

Homegrown Moonbats
White House Sticks 'n' Stones - Carter: Bush administration 'worst in history'
White House Blasts Former President Carter as 'Increasingly Irrelevant'
Pelosi defends Murtha against Republican reprimand

Politics / Government
Meet Democrat Dennis Kucinich's Wife: She's a New Age, Tongue-Pierced Brit
Gonzales to Quit Before No-Confidence Vote?
Top court, abortion seen as 2008 campaign issue
New World Bank chief likely to be American: Brown
Man charged in Braun robbery attempt
McCain to push GOP on government reform
Clinton wants Pre-K for all 4-year-olds (Of course - indoctrinate them in Liberal idiocy before they're old enough to have a chance of seeing through your crap)
Bush meets NATO leader at texas ranch

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Senators to debate immigration policy

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Cops Investigate Nude Photos of Nursing Home Residents
Rabbits Named for Hugh Hefner Get Help From Wildlife Officials
Documents: Bush's Grandfather Directed Bank Tied to Man Who Funded Hitler
Cops: Idaho Shooter Kills 2, Self - PHOTOS
Texas Woman Blames Devil After Husband Burns Baby Daughter in Microwave ('Cause of course you can't just BLAME YOUR HUSBAND for his own actions...)
Idaho Teens Tote Loaded Guns Around Town Legally
Ex-Creed Singer Scott Stapp Arrested, Faces Domestic Violence Charge
Missing British Tot's Dad to Leave Portugal
Report: Blood of Missing Illinois Woman Found in Husband's Vehicle
Chocolate Giant Sues Jailed Pot Candy Maker
Coroner: Body Likely is Missing Constable
O'Connor: Court should follow precedent
Sly fined for importing restricted drugs

Science / Medicine / Technology
Mom Asks: Why Did I Lose My Arms, Legs?
Belgians find tomb of ancient Egypt courtier
Donors hope plastinated bodies educate
Contest helps boost math, science skills
Aerospace companies seek young recruits

Mother Nature
Blaze Wrecks London Landmark
'Extinct' Rodent Found Alive and Well
Fisherman Makes Ancient Catch
Polar bears at risk as warming thaws icy home
Wildfire spots spook insurance companies
Wayward whales head back to Pacific

Bride turns down "dark" groom - Video

Other News of Note
Pain in the Gas - Regular gasoline prices hit record high
Gas Tracker: Find Your Price at the Pump
Peasants dig gold from 'killing fields'
Route 66 motels an endangered species

Fox News
20 Women Killed in Chinese Tractor Accident
Students' Violent Writings Test Teachers

Reuters: Top News
TPG, Goldman to buy Alltel in $25 billion deal
France's Sarkozy seen winning pro-reform parliament
Euro vote result a warning to Bulgarian government
Poll gives boost to Irish PM before Thursday vote
Turkey's AK Party struggles to hold center ground
Housing to weigh more than expected on growth-forecast
AT&T steps up Cingular rebranding ahead of iPhone
Google, Salesforce in talks to form alliance: WSJ
Hong Kong a magnet for mainland Chinese: rich and poor
Iggy Pop and Van Gogh: garden inspiration
Mexico's 3 Amigos do the Cha Cha Cha with Universal - Video
"Shrek the Third" breaks records in first weekend - Video
Alltel rises after buyout deal
Indexes look set to gain on takeovers
Cytyc, Hologic shares up after deal
Oil rises above $70, Nigeria supports
Dollar jumps, yen weakens as focus shifts from China
Blackstone looks to China
Booming China stocks test govt's will
Blackstone sets IPO as China to take stake
Daimler bears $1 bln Chrysler pension risk
Genesco, Skechers eyed as takeover targets: paper
Goldman enters investment venture with Japan's SBI
Lowe's posts lower net, cuts year forecast
Technology IPOs set to top last year: JPMorgan

AP World News
Economists foresee sluggish 2007 growth
Staples starts computer recycle program
Ducks rally to take 3-2 lead over Wings
Spurs hold off Jazz to open West finals
Rookie gives Yankees a much-needed lift
Britain to issue Harry Potter stamps
Poll: Was DoD Right to Block Sites?
Get What You Got Coming
PGA Helps Wounded Vets Hit 'Em Long
You Don't Have to Hate Civilians
Test: Are You Special Ops Material?
The Baddest Knife Ever

CENTCOM: News Releases

U.S. Joint Forces Command, Marines begin Joint Urban Warrior 07 - podcast
Unmanned vehicle management system capability under evaluation - podcast

Air, Ground Units Continue Search for Soldiers
Gates Issues Challenge to College Graduates
Pace Salutes Gold Star Families in Chicago
Families of Fallen Servicemembers Honored
Anbar Operation Knocks Enemy Off Balance
Chairman Still Motivated, Inspired by Troops

More Headline News
Pace Speaks on Leadership at Grad School
Impatience in Iraq Troubles Commandant
Troops: Armed Forces Day Really Does Matter

Military News
'Time' Magazine Honors Army Ranger
'American Idol' Contestant Returns to Navy Base
Army Officers Earn Leadership Awards
National Guardsmen Help Battle Wildfires
Airmen Strengthen Kyrgyzstan Ties with Project

War on Terror
Coalition Forces Detain Nine
Forces Battle Enemy in Kapisa
Multiple Terror Suspects Killed
Nine Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Two Car Bombs Prevented

America Supports You
Bookseller Makes Donation
Military Golf Program
DVD Drive for Troops
Group Shows Gratitude

Thinking Lean, a Must for Force
Navy Launches USNS Byrd
New Tactical Vehicle Rolls Out

Face of Defense
TV Brings Family Together
Doc to Join Medical Corps
Sailor Shares Iraq Experiences
Doc Receives Honor

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. NAVY Rear Adm. Elizabeth Hight
Resources, Not Content, Drive Web-Use Decisions - Story - Audio
Bloggers' Roundtable Web Site

Marine Cooks Up Morale, Troop Welfare in Iraq - Story
Instructors Spend Free Time Helping Troops - Story
Iraqi Security Forces Show Mettle Under Fire - Story
Marines, Sailor Make Post More Comfortable - Story
Band of Sisters Plays Key Role in Iraq Security - Story

Air Cavalry Offers 24-hour Support During Search
Tribal Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Unity
Army Brigade Readys Helo for Medical Missions
Troops Test Their Chemical Training in Iraq
Injured Iraqis Recover With Aid from U.S. Military
Iraqi Air Force Performs Double-Patient Transfer
Baghdad Residents Get Free Medical Care

Task Force Showers Orphans With Supplies
Liaison Officer Builds Cohesive Relationship
Djiboutian Institute of Arts Embraces Americans

Coalition Forces Diffuse Soviet–era Bomb
U.S. Airmen Mentor Afghan Depot Personnel
Anthrax Vaccine Becomes Mandatory for Some


Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Today in History
1420 - King Charles VI gives Franct to the English in the Treaty of Troyes.
1804 - Lewis & Clark begin their expedition.
1832 - The first Democratic National Convention takes place in Baltimore
1846 - The first steamship arrives in Hawaii.
1856 - Pro-slavery forces capture and sack Lawrence, KS.
1861 - North Carolina becomes the tenth state to secede from the Union.
1871 - 17,000 die when French regular troops attack the Commune of Paris.
1881 - Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross.
1917 - Leo Pinckney becomes the first WWI American draftee.
1918 - The House of Representatives amends the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
1927 - Lindbergh lands in Paris after successfully completing the first transatlantic solo air flight.
1932 - Amelia Earhart completes the first transatlantic solo flight by a woman.
1940 - The Allies counterattack at Atrecht (North-France).
1941 - The SS Robin Moore becomes the first American ship sunk by a U-boat; the German airforce occupies the airport at Maleme Kreta; Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau.
1944 - Hitler begins an attack on English/American "terror pilots."
1945 - Heinrich Himmler is captured.
1950 - Vietnamese troops attack Cambodia.
1953 - The French government of Mayer resigns.
1954 - A proposed Amendment to give 18-year-olds voting rights fails.
1956 - The U.S. explodes the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll.
1957 - The French government of Mollet resigns.
1958 - Indonesian paratroopers reconquer Morotai Island.
1964 - In Chesapeake Bay, the first nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations; U.S. intelligence flights above Laos begin.
1968 - The Scorpion, an American nuclear sub with 99 men aboard, is reported missing. It is later found at the bottom of the ocean off the Azores.
1969 - Robert Kennedy's murderer - Sirhan Sirhan - is sentenced to death.
1970 - The National Guard is mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.
1971 - The National Guard is mobilized to quell a riot in Chattanooga, TN.
1979 - Elton John becomes the first western rocker to perform live in the U.S.S.R.
1980 - Ensign Jean Marie Butler is the first woman to graduate from a U.S. service academy.
1981 - François Mitterrand becomes President of France.
1982 - British troops land in the Falkland Islands.
1991 - Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ethiopia's Marxist president, resigns.
1993 - Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor is sentenced to life.
1994 - South Yemen secedes from Yemen.

427 BC - Plato (Aristocles)
1527 - Philip II, King of Spain & Portugal
1822 - Confederate Major General Dabney Herndon Maury; Confederate General Mosby Monroe Parsons
1825 - Union Brevet Major Genreal George Lafayette Beal
1835 - Union Brevet Major Genreal Newton Martin Curtis Brevet Major General
1878 - Glenn Hammond Curtiss, American inventor of the hydroplane.
1921 - Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist, human rights worker, Nobel prize winner
1941 - Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, cosmonaut (TM-4)
1942 - Robert C. Springer, Colonel USMC / astronaut (STS-29, STS-38)

1481 - Christian I, King of Denmark/Norway/Sweden
1542 - Hernando de Soto, while searching for gold near the Mississippi River
1703 - Roemer Vlacq, Dutch Admiral, in battle
1935 - Jane Addams, ACLU co-founder
1993 - John Frost English, Lieutenant-Colonel (operation Market Garden 1944
1994 - John Henry Weidner, Dutch/American resistance fighter
1995 - Les Aspin, US Secretary of Defense

Reported Missing in Action
Brace, Ernest C., civilian, USAID; Released by PL March, 1973 - alive and well in 1998

Buckley, Louis, Jr., US Army (MI)

Thackerson, Walter A., US Army (AL) ; Killed, BNR

Simpson, Walter S., US Army (NJ) ; Killed, BNR

Wrobleski, Walter F., US Army (NJ) ; UH1D shot down

Lemcke, David E., US Army (NY) ; Killed, BNR

Albert, Keith A., US Army (LA); captured in a 2-track, released by PRG February, 1973 - alive as of 1999

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