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#1 Posted on 7.11.03 1302.55
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So it looks like Jessica Lynch isn't entirely happy with how the US military and media are portraying her "capture" and her "rescue".

And this story was also reported in the local Santa Barbara paper, which is owned by one of the wealthiest Libertarians in California.

Jessica Lynch Laments Military Portrayal

I'll be interesting to sse the entire interview on Tuesday.
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#2 Posted on 7.11.03 1711.42
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I'm so sick of hearing about this *heartwarming* tale. What about the poor motherfuckers who got killed? So the little blonde haired, blue eyed lass from Any Town USA was caught and found, hey that's great...but let's fucking move on already. Is this the only positive story out of this war that we have to spin? Leave the girl alone so she can regain her damn mind, and so I won't fucking vomit. It's kinda like the "Good Ole' Shoe" from Wag the Dog.

On a side note I liked the story about the Iraqi civilian who walked miles and risked death to tell the Marines where she was being kept was stood up by her when they had a shin dig for her in her home town. He came all the way from Iraq for this and he was stood up. No wonder everybody hates us.
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#3 Posted on 7.11.03 2058.14
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-_-

I still don't get why anybody rational gives a shit about her. I'm with BDL on this... it wasn't even news when it happened. Leave her alone already.
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#4 Posted on 7.11.03 2317.18
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The Village Voice had a piece on this a while ago that I'm too lazy to try and dig up.

EDIT: But I'm not too lazy to fix my typos!

(edited by MoeGates on 8.11.03 0018)
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#5 Posted on 8.11.03 0123.28
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http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/shoshana.asp

Appariently the black girl is getting 30% of disability and the white girl (Lynch) is getting 80%.

Maybe she's getting almost 3 times as more because she was sodomized?

The page above claims that diability is paid out more to vets that are still dealing with injuries and not the length of being a POW.

Shoshana was a POW about 11 days longer than Jessica, but Shoshana's injuries were far less.

I guess hollywood wants a "feel-good-little-girl-POW-overcomes-the-odds-and-is-a-hero-because-she-was-rescued" movie...


(She was a victim of a sodomizing rape)
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news? tmpl=story&u=/cpress/20031106/ca_pr_on_en/lynch_book_12

(Iraqi doctors dismiss her rape claims)
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news? tmpl=story&u=/ap/20031108/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_jessica_lynch_9
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#6 Posted on 9.11.03 2127.25
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    It's kinda like the "Good Ole' Shoe" from Wag the Dog.


WORD. God, I love that movie....so entirely accurate.
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#7 Posted on 10.11.03 0842.17
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Question. I thought she was paid for the rights to her story. Was she?
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#8 Posted on 12.11.03 1155.44
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A war becomes so much easier to sell to the masses when said war produces "heroes".

In my mind there's nothing heroic about being captured in combat and then being subsequently rescued. All a bunch of puffed-up fluff if you ask me.

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#9 Posted on 12.11.03 1700.18
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    Originally posted by Nicolae Carpathia
    A war becomes so much easier to sell to the masses when said war produces "heroes".

    In my mind there's nothing heroic about being captured in combat and then being subsequently rescued. All a bunch of puffed-up fluff if you ask me.




Doesn't make her any more heroic than any of the other soldiers out there risking their lives.

But what everyone forgets is that a soldier goes on the battlefield thinking that they might get captured, tortured, raped, killed, etc.

Knowing that is what they risk each time is what makes them heroic. Not being rescued. If anything, the pople who pulled her out are heroes!

Victim, yes. Heroe? maybe not so much.
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#10 Posted on 12.11.03 1753.09
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What IS the definition of a hero, anyhow? I always supposed that to be a hero, one has to engage in at least one act of selflessness for the benefit of others.

The very notion is being degraded to the point of that all one has to do to be considered heroic is to have something happen to them that occurs within the realm of public consciousness.....weird.
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#11 Posted on 12.11.03 1806.13
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    Originally posted by Nicolae Carpathia
    What IS the definition of a hero, anyhow? I always supposed that to be a hero, one has to engage in at least one act of selflessness for the benefit of others.


One of the definitions of hero at dictionary.com is

A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses who were heroes in an unpopular war.
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