Seriously, the notion that any of these soldiers is going to say ANYTHING, one way or another, after watching Beauchamp get busted down to PV1, have his privileges revoked, and generally having the brass up his ass with a flashlight and a baseball bat, is absurd. These guys live on a different planet than I do.
But, according to Greater Wingnuttia, the STALEMATE is broken! The truth is out! The truth, of course, being one side of a story while the other side is beaten into submission. But here is the important part- Major John Cross is saying what they want to hear, and that is what this is all about.
This is not over until Beauchamp is out of the Army and can speak without threat of punishment. He may very well say “Yes, I made the whole damned thing up, I wanted to be a writer, I lied about all of it and my buddies lied to TNR to help me out.” I would not find that implausible at all. But pretending that anything is settled while the military has Beauchamp’s balls in a vice is ridiculous. Even worse- I have a hard time believing Owens and company are that stupid, so they know that Beauchamp can’t speak freely, and they don’t care. Then again, these are the same folks who place great faith in confessions given while being tortured.
I am so sick and tired of these idiots.