At YouTube, there’s a video of a self-described Army Ranger Jessie Macbeth. Macbeth outlines the various war crimes in which he and his “battle buddies” :::cringe::: participated. Leaving aside the fact that he is essentially confessing to be a criminal, his military portrait sits as backdrop against the doubtful saga which he pours out. This portrait alone makes suspect everything he says in video.
Almost everything is wrong in the former portrait—from the position of the flag right down to the t-shirt which Macbeth is wearing. (Only Air Force members wear black t-shirts under their BDUs.) No service member would be allowed to sit for an official military photo in such an un-military state.
In a way, Macbeth's appearance in the photo is one of most insulting issues of his whole spiel. A commenter to one of the linked posts above mentioned how seriously attention to detail is taken all services with respect to appearance in uniform. Simply, it has been drilled into all of our heads via the many weeks of US Military Basic and Technical training: position of headgear, proper positioning of rank, name and service tags, ensignia, cut of facial hair (on men), cut of head hair (female hair isn't supposed to be too "masculine" looking, which, in practice, usually means that the female under the short hair shouldn't be too masculine looking.)
And because of that, any person who knows what's up can spot an impostor in a half a second. It's too bad that many anti-warriors cannot argue their case without lying and/or putting forth this mockery of authentic military service. Urinating on Pat Tillman's grave would be more honest (and far more brave).
I wrote this post last night, only to find out today that Macbeth has no Army service record of any kind. What do you want to bet that Macbeth has some other kind of record?
UPDATE: I would have won that bet.
UPDATE: Please, God, answer Greyhawk's prayer...in the affirmative.