The sweetest hero

The sweetest hero
: Jessica Lynch was just great on her homecoming to the peaceful Palestine. The poor woman looked more frightened facing cameras than she must have looked facing the enemy. But she did a good job and she was real and honest, right down to her little but visible “WHEW” after it was all over.

  • Jerry in Jersey

    She “faced enemy” at some point? When?

  • Robert Swaim

    Jerry in Amnesia,
    When? From the the day she arrived in country until the day those kick tail special forces guys loaded her on the slick. You can join the CNN, BBC, ABC pundits who have tried to diminish what this young lady did or you can join the rest of us and say “Welcome Home Jessica” we are proud of you.

  • Robert Swaim

    Jerry in Amnesia,
    When? From the the day she arrived in country until the day those kick tail special forces guys loaded her on the slick. You can join the CNN, BBC, ABC pundits who have tried to diminish what this young lady did or you can join the rest of us and say “Welcome Home Jessica” we are proud of you.

  • Myles

    She was in a car crash and then received treatment from the Iraqi medical profession who ‘those kick tail special forces guys’ shot at!!! Yes she was there serving her country and putting her life on the line but stop being so bloody stupid please. A lie is a lie is a lie.

  • T. Hartin

    Well, she was in a country while we were at war with its regime, she was part of the column advancing on their capital down a single road, her convoy was ambushed, there was a hell of a lot of shooting by the ambushers, most of the people with her were killed, and the car crash came because another vehicle in her unit got shot up and crashed in front of her. I think that counts as facing the enemy. Whether or not her gun jammed is pretty much beside the point.
    She didn’t get hit by some Iraqi on a donkey running a red light, you idiots. She was an essential part of the war-fighting effort and paid a hell of a price.
    What lies are you referring to, Myles – the lies broadcast by the BBC about blanks and the fake rescue? Try to catch up – that lie has been completely debunked. The lie that the the Iraqi doctors who collaborated with holding her prisoner tried to return her to the Americans? No proof supporting that transparently self-serving garbage ever turned up.

  • Myles

    Actually its the lie that this made-for-tv tale of American heroism is any more than a way of keeping American support for the invasion.

  • Soren Ryherd

    Myles, the US didn’t fake her being taken prisoner. Some of us find her actual story compelling and one that personalizes the experience in Iraq. And whatever you may think of how it was handled in the media, you can’t dispute that she was captured, taken prisoner, and was the lone survivor of those captured in her unit.
    Interestingly, if you look back you will see that the military briefings were remarkably spare and cautious, and it was the media outlets that spun it in every direction and reported every unsubstantiated rumor.

  • balbulican

    Both sides have tried to wring political points out of the incident, and both have heaped scorn on debunkers of the other persuasion (see above).
    It’s enough that a young woman was wounded in the service of her country, returned home alive, and is healing. That’s a good thing.

  • Soren Ryherd

    Thank you balbulican. Nicely said.

  • Robert Swaim

    Car Crash? The few car crashes I have had the misfortune to be in, not a single one involved RPG’s or AK-47’s. If you live some where that large caliber automatic weapons fire is common during “Car Crashes” I tender this suggestion. Move man Move!