Jessica Lynch truth genie can never be put back in bottle
"It was one of those daring escapades that define a war in the public's mind: On April 2, a band of U.S Navy SEALs boldly swept into an Iraqi hospital to rescue teenage soldier Pfc. Jessica Lynch from hellish captivity, an act of heroism captured in dramatic fashion by the raiders' video cameras. But according to recent press reports, several coming from Canada and the U.K., it now appears that the Defense Department's account of the storming of the Nasiriya hospital was grossly inaccurate and heavily dramatized by the Pentagon's savvy propaganda experts."
Salon.com, quoted in the Blogmanac on May 17, 2003
Nearly four years later, Jessica Lynch has exposed the US Government's lies about her Iraq ordeal, and the truth genie can now never be put back in the bottle.
"I am still confused as to why they chose to lie and tried to make me a legend when the real heroics of my fellow soldiers that day were, in fact, legendary....The bottom line is the American people are capable of determining their own ideals of heroes and they don't need to be told elaborate tales."
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