Monday, August 08, 2005
Pvt. Jessica Lynch: I Was Used
Time: Q: LOOKING BACK, DO YOU FEEL YOU WERE USED BY THE MILITARY TO INCREASE AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR THE WAR IN ITS EARLY STAGES? A: I think I provided a way to boost everybody's confidence about the war. I was used as a symbol. They could show the war was going great because "we rescued this person." Exactly, and they use every soldier they can until they no longer prove useful.