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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

LCPL Boudreaux - an alternative view 

In a comment to this now infamous post, urbanmythbuster links to a different image, with a much more innocuous message.

My caveat about trusting web images stands.

UPDATE: The Associated Press jumps into the fray...

Investigators have not determined if the photo showing Lance Cpl. Ted J. Boudreaux Jr. was altered, said Capt. Jeffrey Pool, a spokesman for Marine Reserves in New Orleans.

Results of the investigation and possible punishment were expected Wednesday, Pool said.
Thank goodness. Maybe this whole thing will be laid to rest tomorrow. (Er...today.)

Or maybe not. I predict that if the photo is determined to have been altered, the usual suspects will cry "cover up!" and accuse the Marines of allowing misconduct. Or if it is determined to be real, Boudreaux's punishment won't be severe enough. Keep an eye on CAIR, Democratic Underground, and antiwar.com for reactions.

See here for more of a two-way discussion.

MORE: John Cole is convinced it's a hoax. (Hat tip: Instapundit.)
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