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    She isn't exactly touting the company ([i]FOX NEWS[/i]) line.

    Lynch Book Says Iraqi Doctors Were Saviors
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Published: November 11, 2003

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The authorized biography of Pfc. Jessica Lynch debunks early myths that U.S. troops waged a daring rescue to save her, and describes a team of Iraqi doctors as gentle caretakers who worked at their own risk to keep her alive.

    ``I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story,'' published Tuesday, suggests camera-toting American fighters met no resistance as they rushed a Nasiriyah hospital April 1 to retrieve the prisoner of war.

    The biography, by former New York Times writer Rick Bragg, discredits stories from the war's first days that Lynch shot at her Iraqi captors, and that the Iraqi hospital was hostile territory that posed grave danger to Lynch's rescuers.

    Once, according to the book, Iraqi medical workers even loaded Lynch into an ambulance and drove it to an American checkpoint in hopes of returning her -- but came under fire from U.S. troops and had to turn around.

    Critics have suggested the U.S. military, desperate for support for the war, exaggerated Lynch's story -- or at least did not go far enough in publicly correcting rumors about how it played out.

    ``From the heartbreaking mess of the convoy ambush, gold was spun -- first from an event that looked more dangerous on television than it perhaps had truly been, and next from a story of heroics in the fight at Nasiriyah that a Hollywood script writer would have been hard put to invent,'' Bragg writes.

    And the suggestion by a handful of critics that Lynch may have contributed to the myth, deceiving others to enhance her heroism, enrages her family and makes Lynch herself cry, according to the book.

    ``Don't they know I'd give anything in this world if it never happened at all?'' she says.

    Eleven soldiers lost their lives when Lynch's 507th Maintenance Company convoy was ambushed March 23 in Nasiriyah after missing a turn.

    Lynch dismisses early reports that she had engaged in a firefight with the Iraqis who ambushed the convoy. Like many soldiers in her company, the M-16 rifle she carried had jammed with grime and airborne sand. She fired no shots, she said.

    Lynch, then a 19-year-old Army supply clerk, was rescued nine days later by American soldiers who had been tipped off by an Iraqi lawyer that she was captive in a hospital.

    The book says Lynch ``lost'' three hours between her last memory of the ambush and her awakening in an Iraqi hospital.

    In that time, according to medical records cited in the biography, Lynch was raped and suffered broken bones, torn flesh and two spinal fractures. Iraqi doctors who treated her have told reporters she was not raped.

    The book also says Lynch strongly resisted Iraqi doctors who wanted to amputate one of her legs at a general hospital in Nasiriyah. The surgery never took place.

    Still, Lynch describes a caring, sympathetic staff at the hospital. When she told one doctor she was afraid of Saddam Hussein, the doctor hushed her and replied: ``Don't say that name. We don't say that name in the hospital.''

    One older nurse took notice of when Lynch began to panic, or break under the intense pain, and rubbed soothing talcum powder into her shoulders and back and sang to her.

    ``It was a pretty song,'' Lynch says. ``And I would sleep.''

    Lynch and Bragg are splitting the book's $1 million advance, and publisher Alfred A. Knopf ordered a first run of 500,000 copies. The cover features a smiling photo of Lynch in military garb, a U.S. flag behind her.

    The book's release, timed for Veterans Day, comes amid a blitz of promotional interviews by Lynch and Bragg. ABC's Diane Sawyer interviews Lynch in a prime-time special Tuesday; NBC aired an unauthorized movie about her Sunday.

    Besides detailing Lynch's capture and her agonizing recovery -- she suffered extensive broken bones and is slowly learning to walk again -- the book profiles Lynch's family and her hometown of Palestine, W.Va.

    It portrays the rural hamlet as a God-fearing place where residents spoke of almost nothing else during Lynch's captivity, and where hope slowly faded that she would be found alive.

    When the Defense Department telephoned the good news to the family, Lynch's mother, Dee, threw open her screen door and ran, crying and laughing, through her neighborhood: ``They found my baby! They found my baby! They found my baby!''

    And the book includes a love letter written by the man who later become Lynch's fiance, Army Sgt. Ruben Contreras. The letter never found Lynch, and was returned to Contreras unread at Fort Bliss, Texas, the book says.

    ``You're gonna be all right,'' Contreras wrote to Lynch in the letter. ``If we can make it through this, we can make it through anything.''

    Lynch told Bragg she wished the war had never taken place because other soldiers would then be alive -- including Lori Piestewa, a soldier close to Lynch who was killed in the ambush.

    ``We went and we did our job, and that was to go to the war, but I wish I hadn't done it -- I wish it had never happened,'' Lynch says. ``I'd give four hundred billion dollars. I'd give anything.''

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    apparently Tail, it was only a matter of hours.

    [url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,102736,00.html]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,102736,00.html[/url]

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Nov 11 2003, 12:57 PM
    [b] apparently Tail, it was only a matter of hours.

    [url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,102736,00.html]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,102736,00.html[/url] [/b][/quote]

    So let's get this straight: Larry Flynt is a left wing, democrat. A left wing, democrat buys pictures of a topless POW without her consent. Fox New reports the story with a disclaimer that the photos may be forgeries and the right wingers are savaging her reputation.

    No wonder why you guys take the positions you do. Cuckoo, cuckoo...

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Spirit of Weeb[/i]@Nov 11 2003, 05:26 PM
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    Larry Flynt is a democrat.[/b][/quote]
    Weeb...Are you sure Flynt's a [b]Registered[/b] Democrat?

    Anyway for the sake of this post I'll assume he is. I'll also assume you're probably a registered Republican, just goes to show you that both parties have their fair share of scumbags.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by tailgators+Nov 11 2003, 05:32 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>[b]QUOTE[/b] (tailgators @ Nov 11 2003, 05:32 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Spirit of Weeb[/i]@Nov 11 2003, 05:26 PM
    [b]
    Larry Flynt is a democrat.[/b][/quote]
    Weeb...Are you sure Flynt&#39;s a [b]Registered[/b] Democrat?

    Anyway for the sake of this post I&#39;ll assume he is. I&#39;ll also assume you&#39;re probably a registered Republican, just goes to show you that both parties have their fair share of scumbags. [/b][/quote]
    Ran for CA governor as a democrat. [url=http://www.kxtv.com/storyfull.asp?id=4999]Larry Flynt Declares His Candidacy for Governor[/url]

    See, unlike you, I post fact and not just namecalling...

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by Spirit of Weeb+Nov 11 2003, 05:37 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>[b]QUOTE[/b] (Spirit of Weeb @ Nov 11 2003, 05:37 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> [quote]Originally posted by -tailgators@Nov 11 2003, 05:32 PM
    [b] <!--QuoteBegin--Spirit of Weeb[/i]@Nov 11 2003, 05:26 PM
    [b]
    Larry Flynt is a democrat.[/b][/quote]
    Weeb...Are you sure Flynt&#39;s a [b]Registered[/b] Democrat?

    Anyway for the sake of this post I&#39;ll assume he is. I&#39;ll also assume you&#39;re probably a registered Republican, just goes to show you that both parties have their fair share of scumbags. [/b][/quote]
    Ran for CA governor as a democrat. [url=http://www.kxtv.com/storyfull.asp?id=4999]Larry Flynt Declares His Candidacy for Governor[/url]

    See, unlike you, I post fact and not just namecalling... [/b][/quote]
    So he&#39;s a Democrat big F-ing deal, he&#39;s still a scum and so are you.

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    Ah Tailgators, you continue to impress....

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    yeah but Weeb the point is why is it that these topless pics of Lynch with soldiers show up right as she starts to condemn the way she is being portrayed?

    the point is not that Flynt bought them its that they showed up in the first place. He was protecting her from even more gov&#39;t manipulation.

    these pics were around, but suspiciously stay hidden until she holds an interview with Diane Sawyer?

    Also does any PRO-WAR camp care to comment about Lynch&#39;s OWN ADMISSION that the IRAQIs tried to return her but were rebuffed at a check point under fire?

    Im sorry but when "the enemy" is trying to return your "POW" you&#39;d have to be a crackhead to shoot at the vehicle that&#39;s bringing her to you.

    my guess is Probably the TV cameras weren&#39;t ready yet for the dramatic rescue.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Nov 11 2003, 06:05 PM
    [b] yeah but Weeb the point is why is it that these topless pics of Lynch with soldiers show up right as she starts to condemn the way she is being portrayed?

    the point is not that Flynt bought them its that they showed up in the first place. He was protecting her from even more gov&#39;t manipulation.

    these pics were around, but suspiciously stay hidden until she holds an interview with Diane Sawyer?

    Also does any PRO-WAR camp care to comment about Lynch&#39;s OWN ADMISSION that the IRAQIs tried to return her but were rebuffed at a check point under fire?

    Im sorry but when "the enemy" is trying to return your "POW" you&#39;d have to be a crackhead to shoot at the vehicle that&#39;s bringing her to you.

    my guess is Probably the TV cameras weren&#39;t ready yet for the dramatic rescue. [/b][/quote]

    Excuse me, but if you read the link YOU posted, it states that two of her fellow soldiers tried to sell those pics MONTHS ago (before she spoke her feelings to the press) to another newspaper that rejected them.

    [quote][b][i]September, two Army ex-comrades allegedly tried to sell topless pictures of Lynch to Globe, a supermarket tabloid, for &#036;200,000.

    Globe turned down the offer, and some reports questioned whether the pictures were in fact real. [/i][/b][/quote]

    Nice try Mr. Black Helicopter.

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    [quote][i]Originally posted by bitonti[/i]@Nov 11 2003, 06:05 PM
    [b] the point is not that Flynt bought them its that they showed up in the first place. He was protecting her from even more gov&#39;t manipulation.

    [/b][/quote]
    O.K.....now I&#39;m really confused.

    What " gov&#39;t manipulation " is that lowlife Flynt trying to protect her from ?.

    Did the " gov&#39;t " have her take her top off and hang out with a couple of soldiers and be photographed so it could use the photos against her at a later date if it became necessary ?.

    Was it a " gov&#39;t " set up ?, was it really not Jessica Lynch in the photos ?, did the " gov&#39;t " take some topless photos of somebody else and cleverly put Jessica&#39;s face on them ?.

    Let&#39;s call this what it really is and leave the " gov&#39;t " out of it because I doubt they give a rats ass about some topless photos.

    All this is about is some pretty &#036;hitty people trying to profit off the topless photos and Flynt probably was one of them, he paid those scumbags the money and probably intended to put the photos in his magazine...but...then she spoke out against the administration so he had second thoughts and concocted this " I bought them to protect poor Jessica " B.S story.

    Well, at least he did the right thing eventually but if she hadn&#39;t criticized the administration the lowlife scumbag wouldn&#39;t have cared one iota about " protecting her ".

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