“SCOTT THOMAS” REVEALED, and the spin is as predicted. Plus, as Bruce Carroll notes: “The New Republic has still not corroborated anything Private Beauchamp wrote.”

They’re hoping you won’t notice that.

UPDATE: More here.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Mark Steyn notes that the most unflattering portrait in “Thomas’s” writing was that of the author.

Still more at Blackfive. It’s telling that most of the pushback on this has come from veterans.

And a journalist reader emails: “Why did TNR have to protect the identity of a blogger who was already public?”