MICAH WRIGHT

This comic book writing liberal has finally, after years of lying about his qualifications as a U.S. Army Ranger come out of the closet.....but coming out lying again.  He tried to profess that he outted himself but he was pushed into it by a Washington Post writer (kudos!)

In interviews with the Washington Post in 2003 Wright claimed he was a Ranger/Team/Squad leader who parachuted into Operation Just Cause and did secret missions in Central and South America for the U.S. Government.

Wright, it turns out, is a liar. He never served in the military -- and confessed that to his publisher, Seven Stories Press, after Richard Leiby of the Washington Post  insisted on evidence of his service. Pursuing a tip from real Rangers who'd never heard of Wright, Leiby filed three Freedom of Information Act requests with separate Army commands -- and finally confirmed that Wright never served.

"I feel awful about it. It was a lie that just grew and grew and grew," Wright, 34, told told the Washington Post. He said mounting combat deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, including that of Ranger Pat Tillman, compound his sense of remorse: "I plan to make a public apology on my Web site [www.micahwright.com]."

Seven Stories has canceled publication of Wright's next book, "If You're Not a Terrorist, Then Stop Asking Questions," due out in two months. It also will remove from future printings of the first book his detailed and wholly fictional account of parachuting into Panama under fire during Operation Just Cause. Wright's book of satirically "remixed" World War II propaganda posters was a minor success, selling more than 20,000 copies. It carried endorsements from two WWII vets, novelist Kurt Vonnegut and historian Howard Zinn.


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Micah Wright Comes Clean, Ranger Story A Hoax
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