The New Republic’s Frank Foer’s pathetic attempt to smear the great soldiers serving our country in Iraq by using the anti-war invective of pansy-assed leftist, Scott Beauchamp has backfired big-time.

Instead of considering milbloggers like Acute Politic’s Teflon Don, who continues to provide breathtakingly powerful prose describing the day to day work of our soldiers, Foer and company decided to go with the familiar and comfortable within their own little anti-war sphere. It didn’t matter at all to Foer whether Beauchamp was telling the truth or not. He was supposed to provide the example of the embittered war-weary, soldier, scarred by all the death, blood and violence he had encountered during his service.

Perhaps Foer’s only exposure to the military has been through anti-war movies, such as Apocalypse Now so he doesn’t personally know anyone in the military except maybe Wesley Clark. (and what would he know since he has also drinks Leftist Koolaid?)

Foer ought to broaden his horizon if not for himself at least for the New Republic. Scott Beauchamp joins the ranks of Stephen Glass, the fabricator and gives the publication a well deserved black eye.

The fine soldiers who serve our country continue to serve, despite the brickbats of the left. Some have paid the ultimate price and others have even given an arm and leg in their countries’ service and still would serve.

On Memorial Day weekend SPC Marco Robledo of the 875th Engineers was seriously injured when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle near Balad, Iraq. Another soldier from the 875th, SPC Eric Smallwood was killed in the same incident. We had heard that Robledo’s injuries were very serious and although that turns out to be the case it hasn’t stopped this great young American soldier.

But there is also an amazing story of survival from that Memorial Day weekend IED attack, and Specialist Marco Robledo of Clarksville has lived to tell it.

(Spc. Marco Robledo, Injured Soldier) “I realized that I had been hit. I had very little consciousness of where I was at or what was going on–and for some reason, I couldn’t move. I could barely even breathe. At that moment, I started praying, and I think God saved my life.”

This is a story worth reading. This young man wants to stay in the military even though he will have to work for another year to complete his recovery.