... but they grind exceedingly fine.
In May of 2006, a young man by the name of Jesse MacBeth slimed the men and women of our Armed Forces by claiming to have been an Army Ranger, and as such, having been directly ordered to commit atrocities on civilians in Iraq.
Of course, this "brave veteran" immediately became the darling of the Anti-War Left, with the organization Iraq Veterans Against the War not only scheduling Young Master MacBeth to represent the organization at events around the country, but also using their homepage to host a video in which Our Boy Jesse described -- in excruciating, stuttering detail -- the various acts he was forced to commit by the war-mongers back in Washington.
If you get all your information on things military from a Mack Bolan novel.
Several folks -- including Your Humble Scribe -- thought that MacBeth's story smelled a skosh fishy.
Well, it was. Jesse MacBeth got his little Squeal butt bounced out of Army Basic training -- never even finished -- and never got anywhere within spitting distance of Ranger Training or Iraq.
I think the MacBeth debacle was a major embarrassment to the anti-war movement -- not that you'd think so the way they pretended not to have even heard of the sprat.
Anyhoo, according to the Associated Press, Jesse MacBeth was charged twice in Federal court on Friday for 1) using or possessing a forged or altered military discharge certificate; and 2) making false statements in seeking benefits from the Veterans Administration.
It seems Young Jesse was fairly easy to find: apparently he's been serving time in the Tacoma lock-up for fourth degree assault.
Better stock up on those honey-buns, Jesse -- the exchange rate in the Fed Bed and Breakfast isn't as generous as that in local.
Good riddance and throw away the key.