Jessica Lynch condemns Pentagon

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  1. InHim2002

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    looks like the reason for the war was not the only thing that the administration misrepresented:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3251731.stm

    any thoughts?
     
  2. DeanPastor

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    Yet it certainly seems that Ms. Lynch has no problem profiting from her experiance through tv movies and books...

    and I understand that she also slighted the Iraqi who gave info to our guys at risk to his own life so she could be rescued...that she refsed to meet with him...
    hhmmmmmmm??????
     
  3. InHim2002

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    is she profiting anymore than the pentagon did?
     
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    I too read the article from ABC news and Jessica to me is just being honest. She openly admits she was not a hero, but recognize some that were.
    She did thank the ones for rescuing her. Now why did this happen. My belief is that we needed a hero and she was as close as we had. I appreciate her being there even if she did not want to be there. I hate the fact that her group made the wrong turn and that her gun jammed and so many got killed, but any time we are at war, the government tries to find heroes to help keep the morale of the troops up and the morale of the public up. I have no problem with it. I do hope that the military will take another look at women in combat and stop it.
     
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    Why should the military stop women in combat? Jessica's ordeal didn't really have anything to do with physical limitations on her part.
     
  6. Don

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    Jailminister, that's a mistake.

    It's not the military who said "let's let women go into combat"; it was Congress.

    We in the military simply cater to their whims, especially since all that has to happen is one of them gets miffed and that one person then holds up the promotions of hundreds of officers.

    But as long as we're going to have women in combat, y'all ladies better be ready, because when you're around me, you're carrying your own ammunition cans and taking point when it's your turn.

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    OH, and Ms. Lynch was wrong; there was every reason to film her rescue. In fact, her rescue wasn't the only thing that was filmed; we send combat camera people in with as many missions as we can, so that we can review what happened, and learn from those videos. It's part of our accountability to the public, as well.

    We should be filming everything we can; otherwise, it looks like we're trying to hide something.
     
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    You are correct, the military is only following orders. Congress is to blame for women in combat.

    Brett, she was captured and raped. she had no busioness there in combat.
     
  8. Don

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    (latest report is that Lynch doesn't actually remember being raped, and doctors are denying that she was)
     
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    So if a man is captured and tortured, he also has no business there in combat?
     
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    sheagle - i posted this story here a good few hours before yours i would appreciate you commenting in here rather than linking people to another thread.

    moreover, does no one care that the pentagon used this womans experience for propaganda?
     
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    I apologize, In Him, I did not see your thread until after mine was posted. [​IMG]

    I hope you will find it in your heart to forgive me. [​IMG]

    Anyhow, it was the Clinton administration who put women into direct combat.

    And if Jessica Lynch feels she has issues with the Pentagon, she has a right to do so. I don't begrudge a penny she makes - she more than earned it, IMO, especially when we have an administration right now which is cutting benefits to Veterans of the first Gulf War. :mad:
     
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    INHIM....Brother, why is it any of your concern that the Pentagon would use this as propaganda...Not that I think they did...but it is my understanding that you are from the UK...I really do not mean this in an arogant way...but it seems to me that you may be just another US hater...pointing fingers from a distance...We just lost 6 more soldiers today...31 this week...I really could care less what you in the UK think of our Pentagon. I do however thank you and your Country for your alliance in this struggle
     
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    I believe that Lynch is being a baby about the whole thing----she hears the "Thump! Thump!" of the helicoptor and the crackle of gunfire---she's wisked away by troopers loyal to the US---then she gets in front of a camera and has to gripe about it!???????"

    Sorry, guys! I have never read nor have heard interviews of former POW's at some German Stalag or in some Vietnam Hanoi Hotel gripin' about being rescued---not even a "what took ya'll so long to get here?"

    I believe its another media ploy---they trump up some false rumor and spoon feed it to gullable Americans who believe every falsehood as true!

    Blackbird
     
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    AMEN BLACKBIRD! This is just another reason that girls do not belong in a combat role
     
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    So if a man is captured and tortured, he also has no business there in combat? </font>[/QUOTE]Or sodomized ? Many, not all, of these "religious" Muslims, especially of the Saudi variety, are sodomists. Ask anyone who had worked or lived there for a good number of years. Why do you think non-Muslims grow facial hair ? So they don't look like women, that's why.

    Anyway. I think women should also carry those 30 calibers around like men since they want to do everything a man does nowadays. Give them point, let them also bring up the rear.
     
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    I have some mixed feelings about this.
    1) I HATE women in combat
    2) They are not drafted so they join by choice

    Jessica was a soldier by choice. All soldiers know the dangers so she really has no reason to gripe, UNLESS she was propagandised. IF that is indeed the case that is abominable.
     
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    As someone else stated and I agree: I do not believe the Pentagon used Jessica's rescue for propaganda. I believe they used it for morale.

    INHIM: I can't see where the Pentagon is going to make ONE PENNY from Jessica's movie or book. And I also don't see how or why it would matter to you - a non USA citizen - if they did. :confused:
     
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    As I think about this story I realise that there is a group who don't mind profitting from anything and they of course will be the winners in the Jessica story. Any guesses who I am talking about? Hint: its not the Pentagon or Jessica.
     
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    Yes, the Internal Revenue Service.

    HankD
     

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