Sunday, May 02, 2010

Why tell a big lie?

Because eventually you will get caught out. And when you do, eating a bullet will seem like a real option. Except that liars are often cowards too. Military Chaplin Kurt Alan Bishop is allegedly a liar, it remains to be seen if he is a coward too.

Prosecutors say 42-year-old Kurt Alan Bishop, of Queen Creek, falsely claimed to have received advanced combat training, achieving the elite status of an Army Ranger.

The 34-count indictment alleges that Bishop began making false claims about his military decorations and training in 1991, shortly after he ended his first tour of active duty. Authorities say the claims helped him become an officer in the Arizona National Guard and to enter the Chaplain Corps in 2006, both resulting in increases in his military salary and benefits.

A liar and a military Chaplin… it boggles the mind. Can you imagine going to prison and telling your fellow inmates you are in for impersonating a Chaplin Army Ranger? Duck and cover baby, duck and cover...