I dont mean to sound cold or anything, but the entire Jessica Lynch thing has blossomed way way out of proportion. We here all this news about Jessica Lynch and her escape, which truthfully, I don't think she played a major role in, but you dont hear about the Marine who saved the lives of his peers. Its rather ridiculous, that a woman who supposedly is supposed to be in the latest Penthouse (one of those magazines) is being honored as a national hero! What did she DO!? I feel that America doesnt seem to care about its soldiers, rather it cares about its survivors. With an attitude like that, how the hell do we Americans expect people to be willing to join the army? We're already going soft, at this day and age, I bet that more people would move to Canada than would fulfill their role in the draft! For Gods sake, our cops whine that they are not supplied with enough kevlar jackets, when our forces in Iraq, have only enough jackets for 4 out of 5 people?!?! How ridiculous is that!? And still, the media doesnt pay any attention to something like that, whereas they publish stories about 'amazing' Jessica Lynch, and glamourize her meager role in Iraq! She does not deserve the attention she is getting? How come we here about Jessica Lynch, but we hear almost nothing about those held hostage with her, Shoshana Johnson for example?
Anyways, any input on why the hell our nation makes such a big deal about those who survived, rather than those who actually performed honorable, and beyond the call of what is asked duties!