On March 18, the New York Times published this story about female soldiers who served in Iraq and are now having problems as a result.
One of the women mentioned in the story claims to have been sexually assaulted twice in the last few years and that she suffers severe mental problems as a result of being deployed to, and injured in, Iraq. Her story is gripping because of the vivid details given.
One problem though: she never was sent to Iraq. She was in Guam the whole time.
A lot of people are so desperate to believe bad things that they don’t bother digging too deeply to verify anything. After all, the facts might ruin a perfectly good story. (via Instapundit)