Wednesday, April 25, 2007


[posted by Callimachus]

Good posts, and good debates, on the Tillman/Lynch hearings at RWNH and Don Surber. By "good" I mean "roughly in line with what I think about it." So caveat, all you emptors.

FWIW, I don't see what Lynch is doing along on this Bush-hunting expedition. The Tillman case was an egregious error. Whether Congress has anything useful to add to the resolution of it is still a dubious prospect. But the Tillmans deserve a chance speak and be heard.

Jessica Lynch's case is otherwise; her story was confused from the beginning, and the "little blonde Rambo" version and the "just a POW" version were out there at the same time; it doesn't seem to involve a cover-up.

I will say her testimony -- her insistence that there were heroes in that skirmish, but that she did nothing special, and her need to call attention and praise to the others and divert it from herself -- raises my opinion of her a great deal. In spite of her words, and whether she knows it or not, she's behaving the way a real hero does.

There's another hero in that story, by the way, who ought never to be left out of it. Someone I know well told his story here.

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