Dear Ms. McElroy,
Like you, I was angered when I read SFC Beauchamp's blog posts at TNR. His tales of running over dogs and playing with children's skulls directly threatened our moral authority as occupiers. Had these charges gone unanswered, America's internal enemies would have used them to question the morality of the invasion itself.
I thank God you stepped into the breach and contacted Beauchamp's
First Sergeant, John E. Hatley. His response, in which he denied the charges, attacked Beauchamp, and praised his unit certainly helped to discredit the reports.
Now it's time for us to help 1SG Hatley.
As you are no doubt aware, Hatley and three subordinates are now under arrest for executing civilians in Iraq. A conviction would undermine all the good work you and he did to demonize Beuchamp and undermine his reporting.
We can't allow that to happen. We have to push back by changing public attitudes about the summary execution of civilians. We have to turn it into a patriotic act so that soldiers like Hatley receive public acclaim when they grab a random civilian, handcuff and blindfold her, force her to kneel on the ground, and then shoot her in the head.
We cannot fail. Our nation's very existence depends on our success. You know what's at stake. You stated it so eloquently in your email to Hatley:
The United States Army is what stands between freedom and Sharia Law, and you should be very proud of what you’re doing. You’re helping to rid the world of Islamofacsists who want to transform the entire planet into a Caliphate.
"[H]elping to rid the world," indeed.
Heterosexually yours in a chaste and biblically appropriate kind of way,
Gen. JC Christian, patriot