Jessica Lynch Called a 'Pawn' by Meredith Vieira on the 'Today' Show

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Jessica Lynch appeared on NBC's Today show this morning to discuss how she was taken prison in Iraq in 2003 and recovered a month later, when she was just 19 years old. Host Meredith Vieira, however, made a controversial choice to call Lynch a "pawn" during the interview, saying that she was used to get people behind the Iraqi war. According to NewsBusters.org, Vieira said during the segment that Lynch's story had been "exaggerated to sell a war hard up for appealing heroes," and she went...Read Full Story

Americans are capable of creating their own heroes

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Army Private Jessica Lynch told a congressional hearing Tuesday morning that "Americans are capable of creating their own heroes" without the military making them up. Jessica Lynch is a West Virginia native who was in the media limelight after a military team rescued her from a makeshift Iraqi hospital.  Jessica is testifying to Congress along with relatives of NFL-star Pat Tillman who was killed in friendly fire in Afghanistan. "This is not a time for finger-pointing, but a time for proof...Read Full Story
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