April 24, 2007, - 3:31 pm

Hey, Jessica Lynch: Give the Medal, Book/Movie Deal $ Back

By Debbie Schlussel
Jessica Lynch–the inept chick soldier who didn’t follow directions, got lost in the desert, didn’t properly load her weapon, etc., etc.–is upset that she has been made into a hero.
And she testified–along with the Sheehan, er . . . Tillman Family–to eager lefties in Congress, today, about how upset she is that she was made into a hero:
Jessica Lynch, Then . . .

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Accepting Bronze Star, Glamour Woman of the Year Award

Jessica Lynch, Now . . .
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“But I Really Wasn’t a Hero . . . . The Govt. Lied.”

The tale of her ambush was changed into a story of heroism on her part. . . .
“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,” Lynch said [to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, headed by uber-leftist Rep. Henry Waxman].

Like Lynch, I’m upset, too. At the time that she was nominated for the Bronze Star, the summer of 2003, I did a radio show about it, and it garnered hundreds of calls. Not a single call disagreed with me that Lynch was not worthy of this honor, which is reserved for:

those military members who, in a non-aviation capacity, show valor in a combat situation or perform meritoriously when engaged by a hostile enemy, when such actions rose above those which are inherent and expected of every soldier in the performance of their duties in combat.

Lynch should never have gotten a Bronze Star. But not only did she get one, she willingly accepted it. She never said, “But wait, but wait, I can’t accept this. I’m not a hero.” Nope, she went, and she took that medal.
Since Lynch is now allowing herself to be used as a pawn against her fellow soldiers who are still in Iraq and didn’t get the medal or awards or book or movie deals she got, shouldn’t she give the medal back? She testified, today, that she is not a hero–that her story was trumped up for war PR purposes.
If that’s the case, Ms. Lynch, return your medal.
And since Lynch believes the story the government told of her bravery–which was actually ineptitude and incompetence on her part, coupled with Iraqi Muslim kidnappers and rapists who took advantage of it–doesn’t that make Lynch a fellow liar, along with the government?
After all, Jessica Lynch accepted money for book and movie deals. She willingly accepted awards from women’s magazines and travelled to New York and elsewhere to be feted. If she wasn’t really a hero–and I never thought she was–why did she accept and participate in all of those accolades?
Will she send refunds to all of those who wasted money on her book, “I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story“? Will she return her advance and royalties to the publisher? Will she compensate all of those who wasted valuable hours of their life watching her phony TV movie, “Saving Jessica Lynch“? Will she give back her Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year award that she flew to New York to accept?
If there is a charade here, it isn’t really the government at work. It’s Jessica Lynch–Jessica Lynch, who got free college tuition, money, fame, and accolades–and willingly starred in the charade. The government couldn’t have told stories of her non-existent heroism, without her full cooperation.
Jessica Lynch, hypocrite.
Maybe Lynch testified, today, and gave Waxman and fellow Congressional libs what they wanted because her 15 minutes ended, and she wants the clock to start anew. Her book didn’t sell well. There are no more TV movies. And we mostly forgot about her. Until today.
Regardless of her reasons, please join me in signing the “Revoke the PFC Jessica Lynch Bronze Star Medal Petition.”
And since Jessica Lynch suddenly agrees that she is not a hero–that she did not display or exemplify the heroism worthy of the Bronze Star–I invite Ms. Lynch to sign the petition, too.
And return her medal. You can’t have it both ways, Jessica.
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This cartoon is yet another example of what I was talking about. It lists her as a “prisoner” of everything, except the very party that bears ultimate responsibility for allowing her portrayal as a hero . . . herself!

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Jessica Lynch: Prisoner of Herself

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Hey Deb, the Army needed a hero and yes, she should give everything back book included or re-write the book too.

KOAJaps on April 24, 2007 at 4:03 pm

Rumsfeld & Co. was looking for a hero to bolster already waning support for a poorly executed war of choice. Ms. Lynch was “created”. She was doing her job, and she deserves our respect for that. At that time, she was not, however, the super-hero Rumsfeld & Co. created. Ms. Lynch is now a bona fide hero. Why? She told the truth when she could have simply reclined and basked in the glory. I offer my whole-hearted thanks to Ms. Lynch for her courageous and selfless past and present service to our nation.
As for Mr. Tillman’s family, those of us of Viet Nam remembrance know the heartache of friendly fire losses. Such losses are wrenching and magnified even more by the outrageous lies of Rumsfeld & Co. and Dubya & Co. This family has been seriously exploited and abused by some of “the worst and the dullest,” to turn a phrase, among us. My prayers for this family ….

On The Mark on April 24, 2007 at 4:41 pm

Shades of John Kerry throwing his medal replicas back at the White House?

MarySJ on April 24, 2007 at 4:48 pm

I signed it and I agree fully. Not much would be said had she not gone down the Cindy Sheehan path of seeking a second round of the proverbial “15 minutes of fame” by sullying the value of the medal she was awarded for all those who have received it meritoriously in this, and every prior war and conflict.

Mistress_Dee on April 24, 2007 at 4:58 pm

I AGREE DEBBIE, BUT I THINK WE SHOULD TAKE THIS A STEP FURTHER. I THINK WE SHOULD REVOKE HER IRAQI WAR VETERAN STATUS. THAT WAY WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS WE WON’T HAVE TO FEEL ICKY THAT JESSICA LYNCH IS INCLUDED AS A WARRIOR. AND THE YELLOW RIBBON ON MY SUV THAT SHOWS I SUPPORT MY TROOPS WON’T BE SULLIED BY ALSO HAVING TO SUPPORT JESSICA LYNCH.

Kitty Pryde on April 24, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Debbie, I must be forming some ESP connection to you because after just reading that story in the news, I was coming over here to your blog to ask you to write something about it, and you already had! Bravo.
I don’t wish to be mean to the girl — she went through hell. But there was something so obnoxious and imbecilic about the way she complained over this. “You said I’m a hero and I’m not really — boo hoo, boo hoo.” Why not just state in a dignified fashion that while she appreciates the military’s desire to honor her, she feels she cannot accept the medal because she did nothing to deserve it, then thank her country for giving her the honor of being able to serve, say goodnight, and be done?
I’m sorry for what she went through and I’m happy she is home, safe. But damn, a little whiney and lacking in logic, this whole thing is.
The Tillman incident is something else altogether. I understand the military’s impulse to hide snafus but they should have known better. It wasn’t fair to his family. I think his brother’s complaint, on behalf of the family, is completely legitimate.

AmericanJewess on April 24, 2007 at 5:03 pm

I am so sorry that you just don’t get it, Ms. Schlussel. This is America, land of the free and the politically correct. We need heroes; why do you insist they be real? If it doesn’t work out the way you want, make up a story. Who will know the difference or even care? Please do not be a party pooper. Especially when we only have 1 sheet (did I spell that correctly?) of toilet paper for the occasion. Just give up, almost everyone else has; ask Harry Reid.

Happiness Pursuer on April 24, 2007 at 5:05 pm

Kitty, could you turn off the caps please?

AmericanJewess on April 24, 2007 at 5:06 pm

And she testified–along with the Sheehan, er . . . Tillman Family…….only thing they have in comon is the 2 men in their familly that served and died,but to put them in the same sentance?Pat Tillman doent deserve that,he gave up a life of ease,to serve his fello Americans,died tragically buy his friends,sad happins in war,what wasnt “normal” was they KNOWINGLY LIED to his familly about it.his familly does not deserve to be used in the same sentance as sheenan familly.her sone deserves respect too,but not her.

patriot10 on April 24, 2007 at 5:15 pm

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patriot10 on April 24, 2007 at 5:16 pm

Bush lied, people died. Why can’t the Tillmans try to understand the intent of the white lie. Fortunately my unit and I never had to deal with that, we all knew who killed us back in ’68, all 26 of us. Not in one day, for me it was spread out over a period of 9 months. But, I can understand why the military does these things. Not because they’re afraid of getting in trouble, it was an accident. Dam, what are we going to tell the family? It isn’t done to pull a fast one. I’m not trying to play doctor but with what I’ve learned about PTSD my uneducated guess is that the Tillmans and Cindy Sheehan haven’t gone through the grieving process. One symptom of unresolved trauma is to become a controller. Maybe they feel since they weren’t able to control the traumatic event some have been known to control as much in their life as possible, including those around them. If the democrats were all about the people they should provide trauma counseling instead of exploiting them. I know people like to take shots at the VA, but, I have had a lot of help from them since ’81 when I got myself on the rolls. Because of the Vietnam population they had a large population to study and they have excellent counselors at the VA. It is treatable and even though many feel their own brand of pity is the only brand, it isn’t. Traumatized people act just like traumatized human beings. They know so much more about PTSD now. Don’t want to go to the VA go to Boston College. The Mecca of PTSD research. Also there’s a Dr. Pitman at Harvard. Come on democrats, show us you care, spring for a few bucks to help instead hinder.

John Cunningham on April 24, 2007 at 5:48 pm

As usual, good analysis Debbie. I was SICKENED by today’s events shown and was wondering the entire time..wth lynche was even doing there. And while I had sympathy for the Tillman’s family, I see no gov’t conspiracy crap. What a waste of our tax dollars!

Highrise on April 24, 2007 at 7:03 pm

My my… there sure are a lot of people here bashing Jessica Lynch, especially Debbie.
Wow, you’re all so brave, sitting at home behind your keyboards, to criticize a 100 pound teenage girl who went to Iraq to risk (and almost lose) her life…
You know, while you all stayed home and did your comparitively meaningless jobs… I mean, what does the USA need more of, brave soldiers or hack Conservative columnists?
Military brass (as yet unnamed) lied, plain and simple, in both the Tillman and Lynch cases. Yet people are angry with people trying to uncover the truth?
Heroes seek the truth…
Cowards send little girls to war and criticize them afterwards for not playing ball with their political motives…

James Scearce on April 24, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Posted by Kitty Pride
“AND THE YELLOW RIBBON ON MY SUV THAT SHOWS I SUPPORT MY TROOPS WON’T BE SULLIED BY ALSO HAVING TO SUPPORT JESSICA LYNCH.”
Wow! A yellow ribbon on your gas guzzling SUV! You are really doing your part in the war on terror! Certainly more than that skinny little girl… Your bravery should be saluted… what a fine contribution you are making to your country…
Maybe Jessica Lynch should have a sticker on her vehicle (if the army pays her enough to afford one) paying tribute you “Kitty Pride”, anonymous internet whiner.

James Scearce on April 24, 2007 at 8:39 pm

Dear Debbie;
This kind of crap really irritates me. This chick got into a car accident, while being driven away, like a bat out of hell, from an ambush. The reason they were in an ambush in the first place is, they made a wrong turn in the desert.
THIS GIRL DIDN’T DO EVEN ONE DAMN HEROIC THING, NOR WAS SHE WOUNDED IN ACTION.
Now there was one guy in her group who did commit a heroic act. He picked of, one by one, I think five Iraqis. And I don’t think he was even a trained combat soldier.
I believe he won the Silver Star for that event. But who the hell knows what this guy’s name is?
And I’ll bet you nobody in the media cares either.
Sincerely;
EJO

EJO on April 24, 2007 at 8:48 pm

I just don’t get what the Tillmans are so angry about.
It’s obvious the government tried to cover it up, but what did they want? It was a very bad situation and how do you tell a family their son’s head was blown off by his own men? The truth did come out soon after.
I just don’t understand what they are after. They can’t bring him back. It seems they would let Pat Tillman rest in peace.

The_Man on April 24, 2007 at 9:57 pm

Posted by “The_Man”
“I just don’t get what the Tillmans are so angry about… It’s obvious the government tried to cover it up, but what did they want?”
All they want is the truth… all “The_Man” wants is the lies.
But the Tillmans lost a son… so they trump “The_Man”…

James Scearce on April 24, 2007 at 10:14 pm

Posted by EJO…
“THIS GIRL DIDN’T DO EVEN ONE DAMN HEROIC THING, NOR WAS SHE WOUNDED IN ACTION.”
She went to Iraq and today she testified that after her vehicle was attacked in Iraq in March 2003, she suffered a mangled spinal column, broken arm, crushed foot, shattered femur and even a sexual assault.
EJO, name one heroic thing you’ve done versus Jessica Lynch… I’m guessing you don’t even come close.

James Scearce on April 24, 2007 at 10:20 pm

JAMES,
OH MY SUV PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN THE WAR ON TERROR, DON’T DOUBT IT FOR SECOND HONEY! THANK YOU FOR THE COMMENDATION. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO RETURN IT.

Kitty Pryde on April 24, 2007 at 10:50 pm

Kitty Pryde, please turn off the caps.
James, no one denies that she suffered injuries and a horrible sexual assault. That makes her a victim, not a hero. We have empathy for victims; we admire heroes. Jessica Lynch is a whiney boob. I’ve never heard anything so silly in all my life: “They said I was a hero, but . . . but . . . (sniffle sniffle), I’m NOT, boo hoo!” (uncontrollable sobbing)

AmericanJewess on April 25, 2007 at 3:15 am

The Truth is a beautiful thing. The Truth will set you free.
Nothing gained by lying about Pat Tillman. Nothing gained by lying about Jessica Lynch.
Nothing gained by lying about-
(1) WMD
(2) surges
(3) fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here
(4) and all the other lies
If you can’t trust your government, change your government.
We can do it peacefully- elections.
All we need is to find capable people who do not lie. There must be a few. Hopefully that is no lie.
This story is about Jessica Lynch benefiting monetarily from the lies. We know she will. We know that many others in the service won’t make the big bucks, even the real heroes won’t. The best you can do is to be sure it is not your money that flows to her.

Happiness Pursuer on April 25, 2007 at 8:53 am

Okay, this looks like it’s gotten waaaaay out of control from both sides. Let me just make a few general statements:
1. Jessica Lynch, after all this revelation, doesn’t deserve to hold the bronze star, simply because she didn’t meet any of the criteria to hold it, and as such, allowing her to keep it, even if wrongfully given would be a dishonor to all those who rightfully are entitled to the honor.
2. To all the “screamers” adding this as another “BUSH LIED to use her for political gain”, I ask this. What the hell are YOU doing with the story now that it’s changed? Pot meet Cindy Sheehan…
3. To those who are screaming for revocation of her veteran’s status (and consequently benefits), I remind you of this. She served. She was in a combat theater of opeations. She was injured while in theater. Drop if before you look really stupid and dishonor everyone who’s worn a uniform of the US military.
4. Get over her benefiting monetarily from this. The money won’t come back, and if you’re really concerned about where “the money’s” going, then start holding the publishing and media industries accountable for it instead. Or at least “Sharpen” your wits and turn the same tables on the likes of “Reverend Al and Uncle Jesse” (yes, the “sharpen” pun was intentional) to stop their hullabaloo-bovine-feces-flingin activities in gaining not only notoriety, fame and monetary gain for the undeserving that they support, but outright ruination of the lives of their victims.
5. The truth is out there, but it invariable lies somewhere in the middle.

Mistress_Dee on April 25, 2007 at 9:36 am

As a 20 year vet, she was neaver a hero. The media as well as the Army is as much to blame for all this. They were both looking for a good story and ratings

spaduck on April 25, 2007 at 10:42 am

Jessica Lynch was no hero, if fact she should have been court marshaled. She is an example of women that join the service to get the college benefits but fall asleep during training.
If you recall the story, she did not clean her gun along with her other college benefit seeking females the night before the ambush. As a result, when their convoy was ambushed by the Iraq’s they could not return fire because their guns jammed. Only a couple of the men in that unit were able to return fire on the enemy. They are the heroes not Jessica and her girl friends that did not take their jobs seriously.(Do a Google on the old stories)
One has to wonder if poor Jessica and her girl friends had cleaned their guns whether she would have been taken hostage.
The insult is to the men in that unit that were killed defending her was the awarding of a bronze star when she should have been disciplined for failing to clean her gun.

ScottyDog on April 25, 2007 at 10:53 am

Mistress_Dee said-
5. The truth is out there, but it invariable lies somewhere in the middle.
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I differ with you, Mistress. The truth is not out there. Only the lies are out there. The lies are put there by Sharpton, the mass media and all the other talking heads. You may say, what about Ms. Schlussel. Doesn’t she speak the truth? Yes, but only to counter the lies.
What is dangerously missing is a person in office who speaks the truth. Then and only then will the truth be out there. Who is that leader? Reagan is gone, Thatcher is gone. Is it Teddy, Hillary, McCain, Cheney, W, Giuliani? Not by a long shot,
And for the lack of the truth we have the Tillman, Lynch fiasco on the minor end and the Iraq, terrorist Islam fiasco on the other end.
All it takes is the truth. The truth is as guaranteed to work as the law of gravity. It is nature’s gift.

Happiness Pursuer on April 25, 2007 at 11:01 am

    The Biggest LIE lurking behind ALL of this is that G. W. Bush served in the military – any of his protected “service” as a pilot of obsolete jets trained at my expense has been nullified by his DESERTION. This is where we need some retroactive DISCIPLINE and PUNISHMENT. To even intimate that someone who was trained as a truck driver should be punished for not having her rifle cleaned whilst being sent through 300 miles of unsecured territory on a mission to bring fuel to the isolated front is but one part of why Rumsfeld and Cheney should be prosecuted for gross life threatening mismanagement. The only miracle is that the supply lines were not further infarcted and those up front were not further deprived of crucial water, food and ammo. All of you “Yellow Ribbon” sporting clowns are known for what you are by a significant portion of those currently serving. Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch know. I can say this with confidence – a family member was in on the Lynch rescue and was also on the receiving end of the Tillman “friendly” fire. He would puke every time he saw some yellow ribbon sporting “Support our Troops” – “yeah Bush” sign carried by some lazy ass SUV driving douchebag whose support was no more than that of a fan watching a football game on TV – not realizing that in this game if you really wanna ‘ support you are in fact encouraged to step out into the arena. Come and get it – you yellow bellied sap suckin’ chicken hawks !!!

    GeneralDistress on June 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm

She won’t give back her medal. When she runs for political office in about a decade or so, she’ll use that medal as proof of her “heroism.” Like many before her, she’ll claim to be a military hero who turned against militarism.
If you look at the hollowed halls of the Capitol, you’ll find she’ll be in very illustrious, but INFAMOUS, company.

Freedom's Cost on April 25, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Heroes come a dime a dozen these days. Everyone is a hero! Someone makes a phone call to 911 and they are a hero. A kid stands up to a bully at school. A hero. A junkie gets off of crack, another hero. When will this insanity stop? Is Lynch a hero? No. Did she serve her country? Yes. The Bronze Star was given to make her feel better. Did she deserve it? No. It cheapens the value of what the Bronze Star means. Bravery under fire. Yes she was under fire. Was she brave? Not in my book. Now if she had taken her rifle and stuck it up one those douche bag’s a$$es and pulled the trigger, then maybe she should be considered. And for those who will ask “what have you done that is so heroic?” Probably nothing. But I damn sure know what it takes to be a hero!
TDYINHELL

tdyinhell on April 26, 2007 at 11:29 am

It is as if the Democrats in Congress are intent on focusing on any and all anti-Bush stories they can dig up. Of course, that is exactly what they said their course of action would be if they won control.
It is indeed sad that so much is still being made of these events. Yes, these families have suffered and they have my sympathy. However,many other families have incurred losses as well. War is not nice – people do get hurt or killed! If Pat Tillman hadn’t been a professional football player turned soldier, would the family be given the same amount of attention? If Jessica Lynch had been Jim Lynch, would there have been such attention from the media?
I can only imagine that during WWII(or WWI)(or Korea)(or Vietnam)there were many instances of men who were injured or killed by – I don’t like the term “friendly fire” so will say it like it is, they were killed or injured fighting a war! Those fellows landing at Anzio or Guadalcanal were certainly in the line of fire from weapons on board our ships or from bombs being dropped from our planes – and I’m sure not all hit the intended targets.
It really doesn’t matter who was firing the weapons that killed Mr. Tillman – he died while honorably serving his country! We were watching a documentary recently on the Afghanistan warfare and it was eye-opening to see just how confusing it is in the heat of battle. And that is an observation from a chair in a home far from the war. It is beyond my comprehension of what it would be like right there.
Everyone needs to take a step back and allow those whose job it is to defend our country to do so.
I agree that Ms. Lynch should have shown a bit more reserve when she appeared before Congress. I do believe she was so relieved that she was free that she simply wasn’t prepared for all that attention when she returned to the states. Just one more case of the media going wild with a story. Someone in the military should have put a stop to the Bronze Star award immediately upon first utterance.
I hope and pray that the Tillman family will go home and mourn the loss of their son and honor his memory by stopping this witch hunt. I just can’t believe he would have wanted this. Perhaps they could honor him with a scholarship in his name…anything but dragging the country he loved and served so proudly through the mud.
I also hope that Ms. Lynch will get guidance from knowledgeable (i.e., non-political) sources to return her undeserved award with dignity.

CapeConservative on April 27, 2007 at 10:27 pm

Debbie:
Great catch! Everybody else in the MSM seems to have missed this. Hey, didn’t she get handed a pot-full of dough to renovate her parents home to make it completely “wounded-hero” accessible, as well as a lot of other upgrades? Shouldn’t she give back all of THAT dough, too? I mean, since she herself admits she wasn’t a wounded hero…what some people won’t do to stay in the limelight.

Flit on May 2, 2007 at 5:10 pm

oh goodness – here we go with the brainwashed Bushites.
So – I voted for Bush because at the time of our last election, he was the lesser of two evils. (I wasn’t able to vote the time before.) I supported Bush, I liked Bush, I believed Bush – Bush and co. have broken my trust.
You all seem to forget the real matter at hand here and love to blame Jessica Lynch to take the spotlight off Bush and co. and the military.
THE LEADER OF OUR COUNTRY – THE ONE WE HAVE ELECTED AND TRUSTED WITH THE WELLBEING OF OUR COUNTRY HAS LIED TO US! THE MILITARY – WHO FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM HAS LIED TO US. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW THE TRUTH – THEY DON’T GIVE US THE TRUTH.
AND YOU’RE WASTING YOUR TIME DISSECTING JESSICA LYNCH AND EVERYTHING SHE DID WRONG?
HOW ABOUT WE DISSECT BUSH AND HIS ADMINISTRATION’S DECISIONS. HOW ABOUT WE SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH FOR OURSELVES CONSIDERING WE OBVIOUSLY CAN’T TRUST THE LEADER OF OUR COUNTRY TO GIVE IT TO US.
HOW ABOUT WE QUIT WASTING OUR TIME ON WHAT A FORMER MILITARY WOMAN DID/IS DOING AND START FOCUSING ON THE REAL ISSUE AT HAND.
GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF BUSH’S REAR AND START LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH.

ohgoodness on May 4, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks! I am amazed at the bizarre cult-like mentality of these people who see themselves as “Team Bush”, they regard their fellow Americans with such hatred, mistrust, contempt and speak with such vitriol and spite. We are all Americans and this kind of misguided hate, anger, and contempt only weakens us. It makes me feel that someone is behind this egging us on, like Grover Norquist who said, “My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years,” he says, “to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” Dividing America like this and causing so much hate is Sabotage, Treason, Sedition! These people should be ostracized possibly even prosicuted!

    Craig L on April 10, 2010 at 6:21 pm

“Perhaps they could honor him with a scholarship in his name…anything but dragging the country he loved and served so proudly through the mud.”
HIS COUNTRY HAS FAILED HIM. HE SERVED AS HE FELT PASSIONATE ABOUT FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM AND WE KILLED HIM AND COVERED IT UP. IF I WERE HIM, I’D BE HOPING MY FAMILY WOULD GO AFTER MY COUNTRY FOR THE TRUTH! THEY DESERVE EVERY BIT OF IT. HE SERVED THIS COUNTRY PROUDLY – I BET HE NEVER THOUGHT HIS COUNTRY WOULDN’T GIVE A RAT’S A** ABOUT HIM AND GIVING HIS FAMILY SOME SORT OF PIECE OF MIND WITH THE TRUTH. SHOW HIM AND HIS FAMILY THE SAME RESPECT THAT HE AND HIS FAMILY SHOWED AMERICA BEFORE ALL OF THIS.

ohgoodness on May 4, 2007 at 4:36 pm

re: “I BET HE NEVER THOUGHT HIS COUNTRY WOULDN’T GIVE A RAT’S A** ABOUT HIM AND GIVING HIS FAMILY SOME SORT OF PIECE OF MIND WITH THE TRUTH.”
First, you have NO RIGHT to say his country didn’t care about him. We did and do. Has it ever occurred to you that somebody thought his family would rather remember him dying as a warrior rather than as the victim of an accidental shooting?
Second, get off the Bush-bashing Lefty Liberal bandwagon. The man has tried to do the right thing at every turn, given the information he had at the time. This is all you can ask of anyone. We got INTO this mess because “Slick Willie” spent too much time with the fat intern and not enough time with Tenent plotting bin Laden’s demise. This is the price we have to pay for that little holiday from responsibility.
Finally, if you really care about our fighting men & women, write to your Democrat “Leadership” and tell them to stop giving aid and comfort to the foreign thugs who are causing the deaths of so many good people. Send your vitriol where it belongs. And while you’re at it, write to Sen. Feinstein and ask her how many millions her and her hubby made by her UNETHICALLY directing military contracts to her husbands company.
read…
http://www.corruptionchronicles.com/2007/03/violations_force_feinstein_mil.html
But I guess Nancy Pelosi doesn’t see any of THAT as part of the famous “Culture of Corrution” that only Republicans seem to ever get accused of.

Flit on May 7, 2007 at 8:43 pm

My God, some of you people are beasts. Hiding behind your keyboards is right. Disgusting.

Matt Weiss on May 9, 2010 at 7:49 am

Fue toda una mentira lo de esta chica…

Claduio on June 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Como nos mintieron con esta historia no ?
Busquen en Google lo que paso realmente, nos mintieron !!
Nada fue real !

Saludos

Claudio on June 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

For all of you Jessica Lynch bashers out there, I highly doubt any of you served in the military, like we did. When the Brass orders you to lie, you lie. EVERY servicemember is a pawn to the PR games of the US Government and that is not their fault.

Your government is corrupt… your military is corrupt… your morals are bankrupt. How dare you feign indignation at the actions of Jessica when you would have done the exact same thing. You filthy hypocrites disgust me.

How dare you, the unwilling and cowardly, even speak her name! She did more in her few short years in the military than 99.9% of you will in your entire pathetic lives.

I think I speak for all veterans, past and present, when I say this: “We not only give up our lives. We give up our freedoms so that you may enjoy them.”

You people will never understand the trials that all servicemembers go through therefore, all of you can shut the hell up!

Mr. Grey on August 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Hey Debbie

You’re right, she’s no hero, just a young woman who went through a terrible experience, and then was blinded by DOD PR BS. But at least she came clean.

BTW, since you are so judgmental, why not post your undoubtedly patriotic service record so we can make a proper comparison?

Thanks in advance

Sterling Doughty on October 21, 2010 at 1:22 am

Hi, Ms. Debbie Schlussel
Jesscica Lynch may not be the hero.
But who says “I am a hero”.
Do you say “I am the hero” even you are real hero to any body.
If you say so, you are an idiot.
Are you saying Ms. Lynch is not a hero because she sais at congress?
To me she was one of soldirs protecting America.
She lost so many things by protecting us.
She is still suffering from wounds.
We have a freedom of speech, so you can say any thing you like.
Telling us your mind is nothing wrong.
You never know some of your family or family you never known may get hurt by future war.
Some of your grand kids, gran-grand-grand kids may hurt some day.
If you alive that day, you may know how idiot you were.

syd on November 13, 2010 at 1:19 am

Debbie,

Let’s put you in a car in Nasiriyah and see how you behave.

Rob on November 13, 2010 at 1:25 am

I recall in a morter barrage in Vietnam 1968 our company clerk didn’t put on his flack jacket quick enough and received a shrapnel wound which even he didn’t realize at the time. Or the staged shot of Marines planting the flag on Mt Saribachi. Don’t these people realize that we need heros it’s good for the morale of the troops and for those at home paying the tab. As a combat veteran I got a surge of patriotisim seeing that picture of Lynch being hovered over by those medics, a dazed look on her face but of freedom. What is wrong with the embellishments??

Carl Johnson on November 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

I disagree Debbie. Facts remain that James Richard Wilkinson the PR under Bush created the hero image of Jessica Lynch. Remember Wilkinson also glorified Al Gore with the PR that Gore invented the internet. Lynch testifed under oath to the congressional oversight panel and told the truth. Period. More than I can say of the ego hunger news outlets that crave sensationalism. You have never served in the military let alone been in combat, your fingernails more than likely never had dirt or blood under them. Meaning your clueless.

SFC (ret) Charles Reese on January 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Debbie Schlussel is a whore WITH A BAD WALMART BOX JOB BECAUSE SHE IS A FAKE. JESSIA LYNCH IS A TRUE HERO, SHE WAS IN THE MILITARY AND YOU NEVER WERE OR WILL EVER BE.

Debbie Schlussel is a whore on March 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Just for the information:
JESSICA LYNCH WAS NOT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED
She was weel treated and conforted by Iraqi doctors. She recalls even a nurse sang to her to make her feel home.

Abderaman on March 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Debbie, I agree with most of what you have to argue about here. However, you are not an advocate to anything relating to military affairs. That can be left to the current and veteran “chick soldiers” that actually had the guts to serve. Please go back to watching your movies and leave military affairs to the big boys and girls.

Charles on April 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I spent 20 years as a paratrooper and attack helo pilot. People don’t understand she’s a young girl who simply got caught up in a PR machine thats trying to create images of brivado at a time when things were dark. She shouldn’t have been offered the medal, but I believed she was overwhelmed by military brass that wanted that image. I have no doubt even she had no idea how that would snowball. She’s just a kid who when through a horrible ordeal. She was in a supply unit, not a fighter. Lessons should be learned from this and the whole incident would be trajic if lessons weren’t learned in how to keep logistical units from being ambushed and non-combat soldiers being put in dire situations. I applaud her, at least she served while the majority of the finger pointers here likely have never worn a girl scout or cub scout uniform in their entire life.

Blackhelopilot on October 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Wow, I have read some whiny blogs before but this one is the most pathetic crying I have seen for a long time. Deb, you sound like one of the mean girls from high school because a nerd girl got a little more attention than you. Jessica Lynch accepted her medal because HER COMMANDING OFFICERS TOLD HER TOO. And when your commanding officers tell you to shut up, take the medal and walk away, you do. I applaud Ms. Lynch for being willing to go to war, being willing to put herself in the line of fire, which is more than you have done, Deb. And I applaud Ms. Lynch for speaking the truth once she was given the opportunity. Which takes a lot more guts, a lot more honor, than sitting around writing some blog that complains about everyone else who is actually making a difference in the world. Stop trying to ride Jessica Lynch’s coattails to fame, Deb. Its boring.

Teri Law on January 27, 2013 at 12:44 am

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