The LuLac Edition #1875, December 28h, 2011
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IRAQ WAR, HEROES AND THE END
The following short piece came from a Vietnam era combat veteran.
The war is over!
Recall a young girl named Jessica Lynch? Of course you do. She was a “reluctant hero” of the war!
The Army made a big story out of her heroism and her rescue. Jessica Lynch played along, some.
She was seriously injured, confused and being pressured by military superiors to be something she wasn’t. She knew the truth and she was uncomfortable. Eventually most of the story came out. The rescue was not exactly “the raid on Entebbe”. In the initial action where she “fought like a tigress, or so we were told, ”She never fired her gun! She was incapacitated. Bottom line is she went thru hell, she served honorably and I hope she is doing well today. The fantasy was the Army and the Administrations work. An attractive wounded, young American White Female was great spin in a fantasy war that employed a sales and promotion team that eventually gave us “Mission Accomplished!”!
What I want to know is this, The commanders and soldiers watching the initial action that night, in infrared light, saw the image of a “slight built soldier” fighting like a madman. A slight built male soldier was identified.
A good case was made that he was the Hero. Who was he? Is he alive or dead? What decorations did he receive for his actions, which were deemed exceptional enough to declare mistakenly that Miss Lynch was a hero?
I never saw any follow up on this story.
It fits well with this war and let us know we were being lied to right down to the reason for war!
The staged downing of Saddam's statue was a fabricated over the top piece of 1940s Hollywood as well!
Saddam is dead, that’s good.
Turmoil will soon prevail in Iraq and a large number of fine young Americans are gone, never to come home.
Others were horrifically wounded.
Was it worth it? And who was the Hero, one of many who we never heard of?