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Foer the Record

The reckless New Republic.

11:10 AM, Aug 1, 2007 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The New Republic is correct about one thing: the detail is significant. If the incident happened in Kuwait, it eliminates their editorial rationale for publishing the piece. It means Private Beauchamp had suffered "the morally and emotionally distorting effects of war" before ever going to war.

The only recklessness in this sorry story was the New Republic's decision to publish the piece, and Foer's decision to stand by it.

Michael Goldfarb is the online editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.