The New Republic's "Baghdad Diarist" outs himself this morning. "Scott Thomas" is ... drum-roll, please .... Scott Thomas Beauchamp. He's a soldier and fully accountable for the stories he has written. Obviously, my love for TNR and my respect for its new editor, Frank Foer, makes me hope that every single aspect of his stories is true.  But I cannot know from where I'm sitting. I do know that TNR will be honorable and honest in following up. I also know that we have rarely been pleasantly surprised in this war by details of its reality.

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