Sunday, November 06, 2005

More lies from Iraq

You wouldn't know it from the picture, but this guy is a former Marine. As a matter of fact, he's a former Marine Corps staff sergeant and Iraq War veteran. Meet Jimmy Massey.

Jimbo was first introduced to us with tales of Iraqi genocide at the hands of American soldiers.

Including:
  • Marines fired on and killed peaceful Iraqi protesters.
  • Americans shot a 4-year-old Iraqi girl in the head.
  • A tractor-trailer was filled with the bodies of civilian men, women and children killed by American artillery.
As it turns out, little Jimmy is a liar. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch,
"Is Jimmy Massey telling the truth about Iraq?", the answer is a resounding no. However, I'm sure Michael "pass me that burger" Moore and Cindy "living on my dead son's life insurance" Sheehan will find a way to spin the lies into their own sordid truth.

According to the article, the Marine Corp. investigated and found that Jimbo's claims were unsubstantiated. Evidence stated in the article includes how "Massey misled reporters" in various interviews about being fired from a "furniture store because of his anti-war activities ... He also backtracked from allegations he made in a May 2004 radio interview and elsewhere that he had seen a tractor-trailer filled with the bodies of Iraqi civilians when Marines entered an Iraqi military prison outside Baghdad. He said the Iraqis had been killed by American artillery ... But when told that the newspaper's photographs and eyewitness reports had identified the trailer contents as all men, mostly in uniform, Massey admitted that he had never seen the bodies."

There are more lies.

SOURCE

See also:
  • Recruiter-turned-peacenik hits nerve in N.C.: "If you were young and tough and wanted a challenge, Jimmy Massey was the man to see. He was gung ho. He was Semper Fi. He was the strutting, cussing, tobacco-chewing Marine recruiter. The staff sergeant won scores of recruits in this and other patriotic mountain towns by talking courage, honor, commitment. Then, following his own adage — 'you gotta walk the walk' — he went to Iraq."
  • "Jimmy Massey" site:michaelmoore.com - Google Search
  • What a Weekend!: "So what broke this career marine so thoroughly? It happened, he said, the first time he killed a group of civilians at a checkpoint. They didn't stop at the right spot, so Massey says, he and his comrades 'discharged our weapons.' At the moment he realized what they'd done, Massey says, he 'got a conscience,' and all the power the US military's patriotic rhetoric had over this man's mind was gone. That was the beginning of the end for Massey's stay in the Iraq and the marines."

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