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Originally posted by John Nada
A US woman soldier who shot to fame after being taken prisoner during the Iraq war has accused the military of using her for propaganda purposes.
A video of US commandos carrying a badly injured Private Jessica Lynch from a Nasiriya hospital was released at the height of the conflict.
But the 20-year-old criticised the release of false information about her capture by Iraqi forces.
She also said there was no reason for her rescue to be filmed.
Well after the way the government used her I guess she's feeling a bit like an idiot and a phoney, good on her though to speak up about it (although I doubt she'll turn her medal over). I guess she's served her purpose now though.
Here are some quotes:
"They used me as a way to symbolise all this stuff. It's wrong"
"I'm not about to take credit for something I didn't do," she said.
"I did not shoot - not a round, nothing. I went down praying to my knees - that's the last thing I remember."
Originally posted by THENEO
A lot of interesting comments here.
But what about her taking the $1 Million for her tell all book?
Even though I know that Jessica is telling the truth and some of the left got to her in order to slag the white house I can't help but think that she is not really a 'nice girl n' all.'
I'm waitin for her to give the money back.
Originally posted by Seekerof
Here's the crux of the issue surrounding Jessica L....besides the obvious military and government reasons.....
Will this change the current military philosophy of allowing women into combat situations? Please don't read into this....it had no hidden meaning nor agenda, just an overall thought.
[Edited on 7-11-2003 by Seekerof]
I just want to say I'm now really proud of Jessica Lynch. She in my eyes truly is a hero now.