Micah Wright is the author of You Back the Attack, We'll Bomb Who We Want
, a satirical take on war propaganda. Publishers Weekly described him as a "former Army Ranger turned antiwar comic book artist." In an interview with the Washington Post in July, 2003
Wright elaborated at some length on his experience as an Army Ranger. Here's a quote from that article:
He endured rigorous Ranger training, including capturing and eating a snake. He says he participated in classified combat missions in South and Central America, but can talk only about Operation Just Cause, the capture of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega. (Or, as he calls it, "Operation Just Because.") Did he ever kill anyone? "That's one of those questions that I really don't like to answer," he says after an uncomfortable pause. "You're shooting at people and other people are shooting and people fall down. Put it this way: I never shot at anybody who hadn't shot at me first."
Sounds pretty exciting and mysterious, except now Wright has admitted that he was never an Army Ranger
. The extent of his military experience is some Army ROTC training. So Wright now joins a long tradition of lying about military service
. It's a tradition that includes both pro-war and anti-war activists, democrats as well as republicans
. I could easily have a whole gallery of the museum devoted to phony veterans. (Thanks, Shane)