Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Remember Jessica Lynch?

Lynch Tells The Truth About The Lies of Bush & Company

Jessica Lynch was the U.S. Army Private who was turned into a war hero by the Bush Administration in an effort to stir up emotions of Patriotism and to help sell the War in Iraq. She was used as a propaganda tool. This was particularly effective at the time because the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 were still fresh in the minds of Americans. The public at the time (not very knowledgeable about what the hell was going on in the World) had fallen for the lie told by the Bush administration that Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11.

Lynch was captured in the early days of the Iraq War, suffering various injuries. The myth that was sold at the time said that she fought off several enemy fighters single-handedly, while she lay wounded. She quickly gained hero status. Of course we have since learned that this was all a lie, perpetrated by top military officers and by the Bush administration to tamper with the emotions of the American public...to strengthen support for the war (which was already strong at the time). It was just a part of a whole series of lies used by the Bush Administration to bolster support for the war.
Well today, for the first time, Jessica Lynch went before Congress to tell the whole ugly truth about the situation and how she was glorified for political purposes. She was joined by Kevin Tillman, the brother of Pat Tillman, who was also used for propaganda purposes.

The Hearing Was Conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Chairman- Henry Waxman.


Brian said...

Lavena Johnsons name is mentioned for the first time in a Congressional hearing.... by Mr. Waxman.

A testament to the power of blogs.


This tells me that the Lavena Johnson case is now finally on the national radar. It had gone under the radar for about 2 years.

Rachel's Tavern said...

This is the first time I actually got to hear the full details of what was distorted in the Jessica Lynch case.