July 30, 2007

Private Issues

In today's AmSpec column, I ponder the oddness of Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp.

Posted by John Tabin at July 30, 2007 12:14 AM | TrackBack

Doesn't anyone think his use of Comrade strange? Ever hear a US soldier calling one another Comrade?

Sounds like a communist remark, doesn't it?

Posted by: Kenneth Parady at July 30, 2007 10:41 AM

I think you may be misinterpreting Beauchamp's blogpost with the German blogger's picture.

My guess is that, while sloppy in communicating it, his intent was to come up with a parody of the MasterCard "priceless" ads that's insulting to Germans. He probably came across her blog, and being irritated by the content, decided to snag one of the photos for his little "joke".

I doubt that he was seriously representing that she was his "girlfriend". I mean, there's a limit to what people can be made to believe, after all.

Posted by: duthieon at July 30, 2007 05:40 PM

I thought of that, but there's a comment on the next post from what seems to be his brother saying "I want to hear more about this german vixen," so if it was a joke no one got it, and Beauchamp didn't bother to clarify when he answered back with his own comment.

Posted by: John Tabin at July 30, 2007 06:13 PM
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