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Lynndie England - Iraq Insurgency Media’s fault
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

As harsh a critic of the media as I am even I wouldn't try this little trick.

Lynndie England, the poster girl for slack-jawed stupidity and the Abu Ghraib scandal, has managed to outdo herself:
In an interview with the weekly magazine Stern conducted in English and posted on its Web site Tuesday, England was both remorseful and unrepentant—and conceded that the published photos surely incensed insurgents in Iraq.

"I guess after the picture came out the insurgency picked up and Iraqis attacked the Americans and the British and they attacked in return and they were just killing each other. I felt bad about it ... no, I felt pissed off. If the media hadn't exposed the pictures to that extent, then thousands of lives would have been saved," she was quoted as saying.

Asked how she could blame the media for the controversy, she said it wasn't her who leaked the photos.
Lynndie ... no abuse, no pictures. No pictures, no story. No story, no controversy. Did you happen to notice you're responsible for three of those four things?
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Obviously enlistment standards are not as high as I was led to believe. Aren’t enlistees supposed to have an IQ above 50?
Written By: timactual
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She does have a point.

The military disclosed this issue months prior to the release of the pictures and the story didn’t have legs. After the pictures, the media went into a frenzy because they finally had something to make Americans feel bad about the war. I believe the NYT frontpaged the pictures for about a month straight.

How she believes that somehow exonerates her though, I don’t know.
Written By: jpm100
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Credit where it’s due, McQ. Thank you for this. You hit the nail right on the head.

Reams of words could not have said it better.

Written By: Kathy
Lynndie ... no abuse, no pictures. No pictures, no story. No story, no controversy. Did you happen to notice you’re responsible for three of those four things?
But, in her circle, it’s the consensus.

I mean, Bruce,’re not going to argue against THAT, are you?


Written By: Bithead

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