This blog turns out to be produced not by an individual but a collective. A friend asked me why I was not more bothered by the deception. I think it is because I consider it 90 percent artistic license and just 10 percent an integrity violation -- the 10 percent being the e-mails the group sent pretending to be an individual. So I am less upset and more just impressed that a group could consistntely produce prose with that power.
This is a piece I ran by the group.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.