Sunday, April 29, 2007

Jessica Lynch Video

Raw footage of the rescue of Jessica Lynch. In front of a congressional hearing in which Jessica Lynch is a key witness, she said "I am not a hero". The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding a hearing entitled "Misleading Information from the Battlefield." The hearing focuses on the death of Army Ranger Specialist Patrick Tillman in Afghanistan and the capture and rescue of Army Private Jessica Lynch in Iraq. The Committee examines why inaccurate accounts of these two incidents were disseminated, the sources and motivations for the accounts, and whether the appropriate Administration officials have been held accountable.
If this little girl were one of my daughters I would be so pissed off I couldn't see straight. It's bad enough to let children go to war, but to manipulate stories as blatantly as this one belies the whole reason we are supposed to be in Iraq.
Ugly. Disgusting. Really frustrating.

I'm now expecting some source to question the integrity of this video, as though that in some way might blow away the stench of the whole, big lie.

We already knew about the misrepresentation of Pat Tillman's death. It does my heart good to see that story coupled with this one to underscore the deceitful conduct of this war.

1 comment: said...

These stories need to become part of the talking points...every two minutes, when the GOP is making it up and telling us to give Bush a chance...