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MICAH WRIGHT COMES CLEAN, RANGER STORY A HOAX (Busted anti-American writer was not a Ranger)
comicbookresources.com ^ | May 2, 2004 | Jonah Weiland

Posted on 07/09/2004 10:26:55 PM PDT by Destro

MICAH WRIGHT COMES CLEAN, RANGER STORY A HOAX

by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer

Posted: May 2, 2004

Micah Wright at a convention in March of 2004.

In a story that broke late yesterday, the writer of the recently cancelled "Stormwatch: Team Achilles," Micah Ian Wright, revealed that he never served as a member of the Army Rangers, a claim he's made since he first came on the comics scene in March of 2002.. Apparently Wright had posted a revised bio to his Web site with the revelation on April 25th, reposting that information to his forum Saturday. The full text of his announcement follows:

Hi.
My name is Micah Wright. I'm a former Army Ranger, and I've been lying to you. I've kept the secret for years now, but all lies grow and eventually get out of control. This is me coming clean about my Big Lie. What did I lie about? Oh, nothing much...

Except that I was never an Army Ranger. I never served a day in a Ranger Regiment. I never went to Ranger School. The closest I ever got was Army ROTC.

This entire Army Ranger thing is a stupid lie which has its roots back in college. When I was in the Army ROTC (and I really was, trust me), I met a lot of Rangers, and got to know some of these amazing men. They always impressed me with their inspired competence and their commitment to one another. Though I enjoyed my time in Army ROTC, I decided that eight years of military service was not for me and I left the program. That ended my involvement with the military.

So why come clean now, you ask? Why shouldn't I continue on, seeing how far I can push it? Well, frankly, I'm sick of it. I'm sick of lying to my friends, to employers, to my fans, to myself. I'm not a Ranger. I've lied to so many people about this that it's made me physically ill. I haven't been able to sleep and I've just about given myself an ulcer. It's all become too much. I'm stopping the lies.

The cat's out of the bag now... I've finally told the truth. I wish I had a long time ago. In the last year dozens of real Rangers have been killed or wounded overseas--how can I keep lying in the face of that kind of dedication? When I read about the death of Pat Tillman, who sacrificed a high-paying football career in order to join the Rangers, I felt like even more of a fake and a heel. It's time it all ended: I'm not a Ranger, I was never a Ranger and I'm sorry for ever saying that I was. I apologize to every Ranger and to the families of every Ranger.

I lied, and I apologize for that from the bottom of my heart... it was a lousy thing to do and I'm sorry about it. A special apology is owed to the people who I hurt by putting them in the position of spreading my lie, people taken in by the Hoax, and people whose credibility I've helped corrode.

There was one thing that I didn't imagine, that I couldn't imagine: that a lie like this would grow and grow and eventually consume every facet of my entire life. It has weighed on my heart and on my mind for two full years now, slowly crushing my spirits, contaminating my friendships, and threatening to destroy everything about me. I'm well shed of it now. I just hope that others can find it in their hearts to forgive me.

And please... no more death threats.

yours,

Micah
April 25, 2004

Questions about Wright's service have been ongoing for some time. Each time his service was called into question, Wright would refute the claims of those calling into question his service record.

Apparently the above is a slightly revised version of his original statement. Newsarama has quotes from the original statement (which can be found in its entirety here) in which Wright reveals that he continued to perpetrate this story in an interview with the Washington Post in 2003 about his remixed-propaganda posters book, "You Back The Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want." Shortly after the interview ran, real Rangers and Special Forces members saw through his story and called him on it. After filing requests under the Freedom of Information Act, the Washington Post confirmed last month that Wright was never a member of the Army Rangers and today ran a story detailing their efforts to uncover the truth.

Richard Leiby wrote in the Post, "In the Style section last summer we profiled a Los Angeles writer named Micah Ian Wright, who'd just published a shrill antiwar poster book called 'You Back the Attack! We'll Bomb Who We Want!' In his book, he described himself as a veteran of combat, a former Army Ranger whose experiences during the 1989 invasion of Panama turned him into a peacenik. In interviews with The Post and other media, he played up that background.

"Wright, it turns out, is a liar. He never served in the military -- and confessed that last week to his publisher, Seven Stories Press, after we insisted on evidence of his service. Pursuing a tip from real Rangers who'd never heard of Wright, we filed three Freedom of Information Act requests with separate Army commands -- and last month finally confirmed that Wright never served.

"'I feel awful about it. It was a lie that just grew and grew and grew,' Wright, 34, told us Friday. He said mounting combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, including that of Ranger Pat Tillman, compound his sense of remorse: 'I plan to make a public apology on my Web site.'"

The Post also revealed that the follow up to his first book, "If You're Not a Terrorist, Then Stop Asking Questions," due in stores in two months, has been cancelled by Seven Stories. Seven Stories will also remove from future printings of the first book any accounts of his being a Ranger, including a story about parachuting into Panama during Operation Just Cause.

In a post on his forum, Wright disputes the Washington Post story where-in they claim to have discovered the truth about Wright's service last month. Wright posted Saturday to his forum, "The Washington Post is running a story tomorrow, yes. I started this ball in motion last week when I decided that this entire thing was over. I called my publisher and informed them of the truth, and they called the Washington Post and informed them.

"This is not a case of imminent exposure bringing about this confession, this is a case of me stepping up to the plate and admitting what I have done."

This revelation has evoked a huge response on Wright's forum. Over 250 responses have been posted to the original thread with reaction running from support to total condemnation. Comics writer Kurt Busiek shared his thoughts with the forum in this post:

"A suggestion, Micah:

"Stop defending yourself. It only makes it worse.

"You've already confessed to being a liar after years of insisting that you were telling the truth. Every time you insist that people take your word for something now, whether it's that you got death threats so they shouldn't judge you or that you came forward first and the Post is therefore lying or that all your friends told you to post self-serving shit about how Big Media should have checked up on you, all you're doing is making another claim with no credibility behind it. Could be so, could be no -- but you have no standing to say, 'trust me, it happened the way I say it did.' You burned that platform yourself, and got attention and money in the process.

"The only way to recover, to whatever extent you're going to, is to move forward -- not make more unverifiable claims, but buckle down and do good work. Whatever hole you're in, deal with it -- you dug it, it's your hole. Do enough good work, and people will start to judge you on that. Do it long enough, and it'll outweigh this.

"But don't get huffy about the criticism and bitch about how people are being unfair to you. You lied to them. You admitted it. Stand up, take the reaction your statements have brought on you, and move forward.

"And if you feel you took a few unfair lumps in the process, too bad. Think about the people who you called liars and haters, think about Carlos D'Anda suddenly having devoted months of his life to a tainted project, think about the folks at Oni dealing with having a big stack of inventory they thought your name would help but will now actually hurt, think about how fair that is, and quit bitching that you don't like the criticism."

Busiek mentions two different projects in the above that Wright's involved in. Wright and D'Anda are scheduled to debut a new "Vigilante" series for DC Comics in August [now cancelled). Wright also supplied the introduction for the Oni Press Graphic Novel "Queen & Country: Declassified." Responding to the news, outgoing Oni Press Editor-In-Chief Jamie S. Rich had this to say on the Oni Press Forum:

"The intro was asked for on the basis of his work more than any personal connection, and I do personally feel that we were cheated based on this info. What a ridiculous thing for someone to do...

"I don't see any reason why Oni would want to pursue anything in regards to this, but I wouldn't be surprised if the intro disappears from future editions. I don't want to speak for Greg, but I know a big motivating factor to asking Micah in was we all admired his courage to speak his mind; that just seems completely misplaced at this point."

CBR News attempted to contact Wright Sunday afternoon, but received no response at press time.

Special thanks to Steve Gerding of 4 Color Review for his assistance with this story.

Updated 5:25 PM 5/2/04

The writer of the Washington Post story cited above, Richard Leiby, contacted CBR News Sunday afternoon to further detail events that led to the publishing of his story. More specifically, to counter the assertion by Wright that he revealed the truth behind his Ranger service and alerted his publisher first, before the Post.

"The story Micah Wright is peddling (that he outed himself) is another outright lie," Leiby told CBR News. "After receiving the final, conclusive FOIA response in mid-April that proved Wright did not serve in the Army, I called Seven Stories to alert its publisher that I intended to write a story. (I had called twice over the months with similiar reports as they became available; FOIA is a long process. I gave Wright the benefit of the doubt until the Special Operations Command reported no record of him.)

"Seven Stories' publisher and editor called Wright and made one final demand for documentation of service, based on my request. He had none. The publisher called me either that day or the next to say that Wright had confessed. This occurred in the middle of last week. I held off publishing the story until I could put it in my Sunday column for maximum circulation (1.3 million readers in print) and so I could include a comment from Wright, whom I spoke with Friday evening. He actually ended up thanking me for continuing my efforts to expose him. He said he was grateful to finally be caught.

"I have all the dated FOIA responses to prove the paper trail. Seven Stories will confirm my version of events."

Updated 9:30 PM 5/3/04

A DC Comics spokes-person responded to CBR's questions regarding the status of the upcoming "Vigilante" series Wright was working on Monday afternoon with simply a "no comment on the status at this time."


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This is the lefty liars book of anti-US propaganda based on redone versions of patriotic WW2 American posters.

You Back the Attack, We'll Bomb Who We Want - Book Review, by Micah Ian Wright, et al

From Publishers Weekly

Former Army Ranger turned antiwar comic book artist Wright (a lie now exposed!) had what he calls a moment of clarity after participating in the U.S.'s 1989 invasion of Panama. Feeling that media coverage was blatantly pro-war, but that the post-invasion results for Panama were far from positive, he offers this as a (belated) warning against war on Iraq. Reworking American propaganda posters from WWI and WWII, Wright reveals his satiric take on current events: one poster reads, "Millions of troops are on the move...All To Protect Your Oil Supply! Is your SUV really worth their lives?" In another, a girl sitting in her father's lap asks, "Daddy, why don't YOU or any of your friends from ENRON have to go to war?" And many are messages from the Orwellian-sounding "Ministry of Homeland Security": The Statue of Liberty points to the onlooker and commands, "You! Stop Asking Questions! You're Either With U.S. or You're With The TERRORISTS!" The antiwar contingent will read these and weep, rather than laugh. 40 pages of color illus. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description

After four years in the military (LIE!), Micah Wright took a radical career turn - to writing children's animation. In Back the Attack! this Emmy-nominated author combines these different roles, with a twist. This volatile collection of political posters reworks classic American World War I and II propaganda into timely commentaries on war, peace, and patriotism in the post-9/11 era. These 40 one-sided posters skewer the war mentality, the Bush White House, Homeland Security, the War on Terror, John Ashcroft, the 2000 Presidential election, the military-industrial complex, and much more. Famed posters of yesteryear such as "Loose Lips Sink Ships" and Uncle Sam's "I Want You" are reinvented with new messages of peace and protest. Back the Attack's images are ideal for enlarging and for use at political rallies and demonstrations. (And of course - are created by a shameless lefty liar!)

1 posted on 07/09/2004 10:26:55 PM PDT by Destro
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To: Destro
When I was in the Army ROTC (and I really was, trust me)

Trust me? Yea right

2 posted on 07/09/2004 10:37:16 PM PDT by woofie ( Ya gotta know who ya is and who ya aint ...cause if ya dont know who ya aint ,ya aint who ya is.)
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To: Destro

I would like to take up a collection, so that we may buy this piece of crap a plane ticket to Singapore, where he can be flogged by a professional.


3 posted on 07/09/2004 10:41:56 PM PDT by Voice in your head ("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
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To: Destro; Travis McGee; SLB

BTTT


4 posted on 07/09/2004 10:44:53 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: Destro
Weird. So this guy published anti-war, anti-military books that were take-offs of old WWII posters? Is that his claim to fame? What a friggin' hero.

I love where he pretends to "come clean" because he couldn't live with the lie any longer, when it's obvious he came clean because he got found out!

Another Lefty heads to Hell.

5 posted on 07/09/2004 10:44:55 PM PDT by Deb (Hey, Sen. Kerry...why the long face?)
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To: Destro

I once read an article that looked at the lies of various people, all claiming to be the guy who laughs in the song "Wipe Out!" It always made me wonder what kind of sad lives these people live that they have to make up parts of their own identity. Like Gore inventing the Internet and being the model for "Love Story." Liars like these are pathetic, sad cases.


6 posted on 07/09/2004 11:04:05 PM PDT by jwalburg (Maroons for Kerry)
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To: Destro
Forward by Kurt Vonnegut? Introduction by Howard Zinn? How could such brilliant minds be played for fools?/major sarcasm off
7 posted on 07/09/2004 11:16:58 PM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Ni Jesus, Ni Marx..OUI REAGAN!)
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To: Destro

The poster above was also "modified" recently by the Protest Warriors, which you may have seen here on FR.


8 posted on 07/09/2004 11:19:11 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: Destro

Typical lefty...why is it that they want the "glory and honor" but none of the pain and responsibility?


9 posted on 07/09/2004 11:19:39 PM PDT by jnarcus
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To: Destro; All

Here's most likely some of this self admitted imposter's friends:

http://www.cpusa.org/

http://www.dsausa.org/

DSA's "Progressive Caucus" Links below:

http://bernie.house.gov/pc/

http://bernie.house.gov/pc/members.asp

They are the Enemy Within!!!!


10 posted on 07/09/2004 11:26:45 PM PDT by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: Timesink; *CCRM; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

In a story that broke late yesterday, the writer of the recently cancelled "Stormwatch: Team Achilles," Micah Ian Wright, revealed that he never served as a member of the Army Rangers, a claim he's made since he first came on the comics scene in March of 2002.. Apparently Wright had posted a revised bio to his Web site with the revelation on April 25th, reposting that information to his forum Saturday. The full text of his announcement follows:

Hi.

My name is Micah Wright. I'm a former Army Ranger, and I've been lying to you. I've kept the secret for years now, but all lies grow and eventually get out of control. This is me coming clean about my Big Lie. What did I lie about? Oh, nothing much...

Except that I was never an Army Ranger. I never served a day in a Ranger Regiment. I never went to Ranger School. The closest I ever got was Army ROTC.


11 posted on 07/09/2004 11:31:53 PM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: woofie
When I was in the Army ROTC (and I really was, trust me)

"Trust me? Yea right"

Big Deal. Anyone can take ROTC MSI & MSII level classes as electives. I took two of them and never officially entered the ROTC program. Actually, that's all he did, since you have to contract with the Army to make it to MSIII & MSIV level.

12 posted on 07/09/2004 11:32:37 PM PDT by streetpreacher
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To: Destro
Seven Stories will also remove from future printings of the first book any accounts of his being a Ranger, including a story about parachuting into Panama during Operation Just Cause.

His publisher should re-evaluate their decision to ever reprint his propaganda. He "swore" that his political vision was shaped by his own personal experiences with war. That was a lie. A description of his fraud should be published in future editions (if any) and an explanation that these works should be lumped in with the same propaganda as that created under Stalin and Hitler to demoralize American soldiers.

13 posted on 07/09/2004 11:39:24 PM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Registered

PING, the competition goes down in flames.


14 posted on 07/09/2004 11:47:17 PM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Destro
Two earlier threads here (I missed them too):

MICAH WRIGHT: "I WAS NEVER AN ARMY RANGER" (anti-war liar confesses) 05-02-2004 12:40 AM

Comic book writer confesses Army Ranger hoax. Sat. May 1, 2004

15 posted on 07/09/2004 11:50:49 PM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: weegee

Thank you kindly for the ping. I battle a Greenie regularly in my neighborhood forum who was quite a fan of this creep but hasn't posted anything by him lately.... surprise LOL


16 posted on 07/10/2004 12:04:54 AM PDT by Tamzee (Flush the Johns before they flood the White House!)
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To: Destro

The guy has the sedentary, pudgy look of a lifelong couch potato with not a hint of the athlete about him. That alone should have told anybody that he was never a Ranger.


17 posted on 07/10/2004 12:20:17 AM PDT by beckett
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To: Tamsey
It doesn't surprise me when these lefties lie. We see through their motives and are perfectly justified to question their patriotism.

This Brownshirt for Goebbels and Baghdad Bob thought that he could shield himself from criticism by appearing to be a veteran himself and "enlightened" from his experiences in war.

I just hope that the history books don't suppress the truth of where mainstream democrats stood March 2003-November 2004.

18 posted on 07/10/2004 12:20:37 AM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Destro
1st I ever heard of this puke.

"Mr. Wright, apology accepted. Now I'd like to speak to you in private for about 30 seconds please."

19 posted on 07/10/2004 12:57:47 AM PDT by Khurkris (Proud Scottish/HillBilly - We perfected "The Art of the Grudge")
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To: jwalburg
I once read an article that looked at the lies of various people, all claiming to be the guy who laughs in the song "Wipe Out!"

Well, everyone knows it was Ms. Rodham.

20 posted on 07/10/2004 1:38:16 AM PDT by Watery Tart ("....Dick Cheney can be president."—GW Bush)
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To: Destro

It would be funny to give this f***tard an honorary qualifier jump sans parachute."Well just PRETEND you have chute,y'know,like you pretended you were a Ranger!"


21 posted on 07/10/2004 1:43:37 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (God bless our Veterans!!! And God bless America!!!)
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To: weegee; Timesink; *CCRM; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; ...

Sec. 912. - Officer or employee of the United States

Whoever falsely assumes or pretends to be an officer or employee acting under the authority of the United States or any department, agency or officer thereof, and acts as such, or in such pretended character demands or obtains any money, paper, document, or thing of value, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both


22 posted on 07/10/2004 3:26:56 AM PDT by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
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To: endthematrix

Out these 'honor usurpers'.
I went to The Citadel with numerous geniune articles. I could never hope to hold a candle to their absolute dedication in defending our nation.
If a guy brags about his 'so-called service' - call him on it. 99% of the time, its just a loser glomming on to the mystique.

Real Troopers don't brag, they don't have to.
D
El Cid '91


23 posted on 07/10/2004 4:06:58 AM PDT by ebiskit
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To: RightWingAtheist

LOL!


24 posted on 07/10/2004 4:59:39 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: woofie

This apology is so GAY. This guy is obviously so LAME. He'll probably end up ghosting Kerry's autobiography. Mr. Wright, this honorable court sentences you to wear panties on your head for the rest of your life.


25 posted on 07/10/2004 5:07:45 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Proudly putting panties on liberals' heads since 1994.)
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To: jnarcus

Because, prevarication is the liberal communistic way.


26 posted on 07/10/2004 5:12:54 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (These Colors Never Run)
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To: jnarcus

This guy sickens me;even before he was outed as a liar his "art" turned my stomach. He reminds me of the fat, obnoxious comic book seller on "The Simpsons." Hey Micah, if you are really,truly sorry for your lies, as you claim, why don't you donate some of the money you've made to an organization to benefit the families of Rangers killed defending our country?


27 posted on 07/10/2004 5:54:26 AM PDT by aaronbeth (No suprise)
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To: Destro

Richard Leiby, when faced with a nagging feeling that something was not right, contacted a number of well-known (in the community, at least) Ranger and SF personnel. Who in turn contacted others who have experience with wannabees.

I was one of those people. Our investigation proved definitively that Wright was a phony in a matter of days. (The first strong indications came within hours). Our advice to Mr Leiby was that, rather than rely on telephonic and email dismissals of Wright's claims from all the Ranger unit HQs and the Ranger Training Brigade, that he himself (Mr Leiby) complete the FOIA request, and get the official word on Micah Ian Wright. He offered Wright the chance to speed things up by signing SF 180, which my understanding is, Mr Wright declined to do.

This way Mr Leiby received, before going to the press, definitive proof that Mr Wright's claims were false, from a channel he could demonstrate to his editors and anyone questioning him was official and unbiased.

I am often very, very critical of the press, including the Washington Post. Mr Leiby and I would probably not find a lot in the realm of politics or public policy where we agreed. But I have to say that in this case, Mr Leiby did the right thing. He was fair to Mr Wright and he was fair to all the soldiers who have earned the Ranger Tab, served in Ranger units, or served in combat in Panama or elsewhere -- the soldiers that Wright impersonated.

Mr Leiby deserves to be commended for his responsible and ethical journalism. Those of you who watch journalistic transgressions, please don't fail to recognise the good guys who go the extra mile to find and report the truth.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


28 posted on 07/10/2004 6:39:14 AM PDT by Criminal Number 18F
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To: jwalburg
It always made me wonder what kind of sad lives these people live that they have to make up parts of their own identity.

When the Last Civil War Veteran died, a writer, looking to document his service, turned up the surprising news that he was a kid during the Civil War, and never served. So it was the next-to-last-guy, right? Er, no -- another phony.

Same thing with SEALs. I have met a handful of real SEALs. (Freeper Travis McGee is one, although I haven't met him face to face yet; the late FReeper Harpseal was another). But if I've met one I've met a thousand bogus SEALs -- one of whom almost had me convinced he was OK.

Even experienced soldiers get taken in sometimes, and some of the phonies concoct incredible sets of documentation, etc. We've had to weed them out of the Special Forces Association (where you have to document your service) and the Special Operations Association (where current members have to authenticate you!) If they had put that much effort into living their own lives instead of their fantasy lives, many of these folks could really go places. You're right, it's sad.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

29 posted on 07/10/2004 7:01:28 AM PDT by Criminal Number 18F
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To: weegee

The requested document does not exist on this server. ??????


30 posted on 07/10/2004 10:31:38 AM PDT by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro

Looks like a bad cut and paste:

MICAH WRIGHT: "I WAS NEVER AN ARMY RANGER" (anti-war liar confesses)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1128798/posts

Comic book writer confesses Army Ranger hoax.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1128057/posts


31 posted on 07/10/2004 10:45:37 AM PDT by weegee (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. ~~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Khurkris
SOCNET

The're a pretty lively discussion board over there for BTDT's and Wright's case, along with other posers, has been discussed in detail.

32 posted on 07/10/2004 12:19:37 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: endthematrix
The apology was so lame that I was suspicious that it may be a hoax, but I emailed Micah Wright and got a response.

Here is the email that I sent (with profanity edited out):

How did you not get included in Al Franken's latest book, you pile of [crap]? You are an oxygen thief. Stop it. Stop stealing oxygen from those of us who are worthy of breathing it. You are not worthy. Choke yourself. You took an important step towards redemption when you admitted, for the record, that you lied when you made your ridiculous and obviously bogus claim to being a person with the [fortitude] to be a Ranger. Complete this redemption by choking yourself, so that the remainder of the human race is not disgraced by your existence in this planet.

Please do not get confused. By "redemption" I do not mean YOUR redemption. I mean OUR redemption, in that we can now stick your ridiculous claims in the faces of the buffoons who bought your book - and now they can no longer deny the truth, because your mea culpa is now part of the public record.

Some of us serve our nation, in uniform (I mean for real, not just in our imaginations), so that the rest of the nation can live free from coercion. It is not your type that we serve intentionally - you are just an unintended beneficiary. If there is another terror attack in this country, I hope that you are one of the victims. What sweet poetic justice that would be.


And here is his response:

Hi,

Redemption:
1. the act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed; salvation, grace
2. a repossession or repurchase, as of something pawned, mortgaged, or pledged against a debt.
3. a release or rescue, as from bondage or sin; salvation
4. the exchange or conversion, as of coupons for goods or securities into cash.

Thanks for writing, it's always nice to hear from fans.

For your information, I didn't continue on in ROTC and get my commission because I snapped a tendon during Jump School after Advanced Camp the summer before my Senior Year. To this day I can't run fast and my leg hurts on cold days. It's not that I didn't WANT to do it, it's that I COULDN'T do it. That doesn't forgive what I did, but maybe it gives you a little clearer picture of my commitment to this country.

yours,
Micah

I'm not sure how he envisions his committment to this country. I did not snap my tendon in jump school, though I did break a bone in my foot during ground week and continue training to graduate. But, even if I had suffered a career-ending injury, I doubt that I would have responded by providing aid and comfort to the enemy.

33 posted on 07/14/2004 11:24:02 AM PDT by Voice in your head ("The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides)
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To: Voice in your head
From his reply:

For your information, I didn't continue on in ROTC and get my commission because I snapped a tendon during Jump School after Advanced Camp the summer before my Senior Year.

That sounds a bit suspicious to me. IIRC, to get into advanced ROTC (junior and senior years), you had to sign an enlistment contract. This fact should have turned up in the FOIA requests.

34 posted on 07/14/2004 12:01:37 PM PDT by Bob
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Great job FReepin this jerk! The best he could do is look up a word? A total loser. He should be outed and flogged in the public square!
35 posted on 07/14/2004 8:43:13 PM PDT by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
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