Last week the Lovefraud Blog reported that Phil Haberman, who recently received an other-than-honorable discharge from the military and failed in his quest to get a Purple Heart, is currently online looking for love. Haberman’s MySpace.com profile says he was hurt in Iraq and he’s still in the reserves—just a few of his bogus claims.
The Las Vegas Review Journal included Haberman in a recent article about men who wear military medals that they didn’t earn. Glenn Campbell, author of the Family Court Chronicles blog in Las Vegas, sees nothing wrong stolen valor. “Let the boys play,” he writes.
Campbell expressed his views on the Review Journal article in a commentary called Cads on Parade (scroll down to 3/26/06). “Our position is, let people be whoever they want: Purple Heart veteran, Emperor of Spain, alien ambassador from the star Draconis,” he writes. “As long as they play their role with grace and aren’t hurting others, why does it matter?”