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See Ray Robinson's piece:

Comment Posted By craig mclaughlin On 26.04.2007 @ 13:44

"A similar denseness captivated the officers and higher ups at the Pentagon when Jessica Lynch was rescued. The young woman was made into a “Little Girl Rambo”'

The 'little girl rambo' stuff came from one anonymous source in one Washington Post story from 3 April. Then it was repeated constantly by every other media source and outlet. No DOD official ever confirmed any of that stuff on the record that I can recall. The Post story, byline Susan Schmidt and Vernon Loeb, also contained this graf:

"Several officials cautioned that the precise sequence of events is still being determined, and that further information will emerge as Lynch is debriefed. Reports thus far are based on battlefield intelligence, they said, which comes from monitored communications and from Iraqi sources in Nasiriyah whose reliability has yet to be assessed. Pentagon officials said they had heard "rumors" of Lynch's heroics but had no confirmation."

The monitored comms and iraqi source referred to in the graf above described the heroic actions of SGT Donald Walters which were mistakenly attributed to Jessica Lynch.

Comment Posted By craig mclaughlin On 25.04.2007 @ 23:42



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