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Jessica: Army used me
NY Daily News ^ | November 7, 2003 | CORKY SIEMASZKO

Posted on 11/07/2003 7:31:52 AM PST by presidio9

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1 posted on 11/07/2003 7:31:54 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9
Geez, from dissing the Iraqi who supposedly helped her to this, this Jessica Lynch thing is starting to get nasty. Too bad.
2 posted on 11/07/2003 7:35:26 AM PST by Hillary's Folly
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To: presidio9
the Pentagon ?

how about the "news" media?

3 posted on 11/07/2003 7:36:21 AM PST by OXENinFLA ( Attempt to evaluate curvature at parametric singularity.)
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"They used me as a way to symbolize all this stuff," Lynch said in an interview with Diane Sawyer that airs Tuesday, Veterans Day. "Yeah, it's wrong," Lynch said. "I don't know why they filmed it, or why they say the things" they said.

So, dearest Jessica, you and your family have not benefitted financially from any of this?? Is that right?

With all due respect and gratitude for your service, PFC Lynch, shut the h*$% up!

4 posted on 11/07/2003 7:36:44 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Hillary's Folly

More like the real story is starting to come out.
5 posted on 11/07/2003 7:37:41 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: Coop
In fairness, this was posted in the NY Daily News, which I think we can both agree is decidedly not a bastion of fair and balanced news.
6 posted on 11/07/2003 7:39:20 AM PST by presidio9 (a new birth of Freedom)
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To: presidio9
She also disputed the Pentagon's early version of her capture by Iraqis, which suggested she had heroically defended herself - going down only after firing all her ammo.

Someone has told her wrong. I don't believe the Pentagon EVER put out that information. That stuff was contained in the Washington Post story that came out just after the firefight, but before she was rescued.

7 posted on 11/07/2003 7:40:19 AM PST by SuziQ
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Jessica: Army used me
 
That's interesting.  I'd always thought the Washington Post made that story up to advance the cause of putting women in harm's way on the battlefield.  Guess I imagined that.
 
author Rick Bragg says the scars on Lynch's body and medical records indicate she was anally raped
 
Hmmm... see, I probably would have made that the headline, but they went the anti-Army route.  In fact, they didn't mention the rape until paragraph 11.  But that's just me.

Owl_Eagle

" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"


8 posted on 11/07/2003 7:40:49 AM PST by South Hawthorne ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace;" –Thomas Paine)
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To: SouthernFreebird
Yeah, could be. I don't know yet. There certainly are some hard feeling lurking under there.
9 posted on 11/07/2003 7:40:52 AM PST by Hillary's Folly
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To: presidio9
The liberal media is in full attack mode against Lynch. They're trying to put off on the military what the Washington Post did.
10 posted on 11/07/2003 7:42:00 AM PST by #3Fan
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Her rifle jammed up? Wonder if she ever cleaned it?
11 posted on 11/07/2003 7:42:04 AM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Proudly Not Reading The Headlines Since 1999)
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The weapon didn't jam if she never fired it.

If she thinks this type of publicity is bad, what would she think of the films of dead American soldiers being dragged through the mud during Vietnam? I would rather be filmed getting rescued than get filmed in a bodybag.

12 posted on 11/07/2003 7:42:09 AM PST by mbynack
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Jessica Lynch is a very brave soldier, but why would anyone want to potentially subject a woman to those sorts of torments by putting them in a dangerous situation in a battle zone? Call me chauvinist if you will, but I do not feel the need to purposefully subject women to the same risks as men in a war.

It seems incongruous at best. Feminists demand the right of women to be sexually assaulted and killed.
13 posted on 11/07/2003 7:42:43 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: Hillary's Folly
I wonder if she has any cheese & crackers for the WHINE!

While she was enlisted she was goverment property, to be used as needed by the DOD.

She has no complaints, just media spin!!
14 posted on 11/07/2003 7:43:26 AM PST by Knightsofswing (sic semper tranyis [death to tryants!!] & also improvise, adapt,&overcome& you can't fix stupid!)
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To: presidio9
She is no hero.
15 posted on 11/07/2003 7:44:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (Hillary's election to President will start a civil war)
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To: OXENinFLA
The media is going to make her rich. The Iraqi and the U.S. only got her out.
16 posted on 11/07/2003 7:45:29 AM PST by AMNZ
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To: presidio9
Are there transcripts of Pentagon/Centcom briefings where we have on-the-record accounts of Army/Pentagon officials saying that Jessica Lynch went down fighting?
17 posted on 11/07/2003 7:46:06 AM PST by petitfour
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Isn't it amazing that ONE GOOD STORY that emenates from the IRAQ WAR, i.e. the rescue of one of our POW's is somehow massaged by the mainstream media as being the Pentagon's trumped up Bullsh.t story. All with the help of the POW herself stating that she "FEELS" used. Very depressing!

I will never UNDERSTAND the need of most Americans to appear on TV and answer inane questions about how they FEEL about one subject or the other.

18 posted on 11/07/2003 7:46:12 AM PST by PISANO
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To: mbynack
The weapon didn't jam if she never fired it.

Perhaps "didn't work" is a better term. So you're saying that she's a liar?
19 posted on 11/07/2003 7:46:34 AM PST by lelio
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To: presidio9
I'm with you.

Look at the direct quotations. I'd have to see her very words, and watch for edit/snips.

If that is what she's saying, she's pretty low-rent. But I'd wait for the full disclosure.

Dan
20 posted on 11/07/2003 7:47:02 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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