You need not be angry.
If you are sick and tired of the Jessica Lynch saga, simply tune her out when watching TV, and don't buy or read any of the stories that will be
written about her. America is great because you have the freedom to ignore blithering idiots whenever you want. I ignore Jerry Fallwell all the
But seriously. This girl is just some poor white schlub for the sticks who joined the Army because she had little else in the way of employment
opportunities where she grew up. She signed up for a non-combat support unit and spent her time hauling parts, food and ammo around behind the lines.
I'm sure she never thought she would have to be in combat during her short enlistment.
So her unit f*cks up big time and they get caught in a sh*t storm of an ambush. Again, the poor schlub nearly gets killed when her panicky driver
buddy rear-ends a truck whil trying to flee. She get all busted up, captured, raped, beaten, and then hauled off to be a hostage. A real sad story,
but this stuff happens in war.
Later, some Iraqi weasel looking for a one-way trip to the good ole USA snitches on her whereabouts, and the snake-eaters come flying in to save her.
Despite minor token resistance (small number of fleeing Iraqi soldiers firing at the US SOF dudes), PFC Lynch gets rescued and all is well.
Does she deserve a medal? Sure. The Purple Heart. And thats it. She did nothing brave or extraordinary other than get wounded, get captured and
survive her ordeal. Awarding her the Bronze Star cheapens the same award given to others. But, hey, when the General sez your getting a medal for
bravery, and that the country is proud of you, do you refuse? Heck, no, if you know whats good for you.
Now she stands to make some dough off her ordeal via movies and books. I say good for her. Make as much as you can as fast as you can, because in a
year nobody will remember your name. Don't hate for that, she is just human like you and me. Hate the Administration, the Pentagon, and the media
all you want for exploiting her, but leave this poor kid alone.
BTW, strangely enough, I tend to agree with Unbalanced
in that if she wasn't a cute little white girl, she wouldn't be getting all this
attention. Its kinda like the Jon-Benet Ramsey deal. Laci Peterson too. They outta call it "American Beauty Syndrome", where only little blonde
white girls get the attention and all others can rot.